New Roots Art Collective: Root’d
Hillsborough Community College Dale Mabry Campus Gallery 221 presents Root’d, an exhibition of work by New Roots Art Collective. This exhibition will be on display May 24–July 1, 2021 by appointment only. An opening virtual artist reception is scheduled for Thursday, June 24, 2021 from 6:00–7:00 p.m. on Zoom.
Founded in the summer of 2020 amidst a national groundswell of calls for racial justice, New Roots Art Collective is a group of four Tampa-based artists committed to expanding African American representation in the arts. In Root’d at Gallery221@HCC, artists Melvin “LANGSTN” Halsey Jr., Indie Reece, Ron Simmons, and Briauna Walker share traditional, contemporary, aspirational, and reimagined visions of black power. Through their work, the members of NRAC build on the legacy of previous generations of black artists, acknowledging and honoring their cultural history, while striving to create more space for African American artists to be able to center their work in pride, joy, and free expression.
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Programs are made possible in part by the support of HCC Student Activities/Service Fees and the HCC Dale Mabry Campus Student Government Association.
The art gallery is free and open to the public. Gallery221@HCC is located on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center, Dale Mabry Campus. Exhibitions and programming are free and open to the public.