Reception | FASTA & Lost Trees


Oct 13 2022


Gallery 221 HCC
4001 N. Tampa Bay Boulevard

Join HCC Art Galleries for a combined reception for FASTA: HCC Faculty, Staff and Alumni Exhibition and Lost Trees at Gallery221@HCC Dale Mabry CampusThursday, October 13, 5 – 8 p.m.

A reinstalled version of FASTA: HCC Faculty, Staff and Alumni Exhibition will be on exhibition in the HCC Dale Mabry Library until December 1, 2022. Lost Trees is on exhibition October 10 – December 1, 2022 in Gallery221@HCC Dale Mabry.

Babs Reingold (American, born Caracas, Venezuela) is an internationally renowned artist whose mixed media sculptures, drawings and installations investigate themes such as the environment, poverty and beauty. In Lost Trees at Gallery221@HCC, Reingold combines assemblage, hand embroidery and appliqué graphite rubbing to create a materially rich site-specific installation. Elements like silk organza columns, upcycled paper bricks and yarn-wrapped tree limbs coalesce to form an immersive environment that is at once a celebration of the beauty and resilience of trees, as well as a poignant reminder of their ecological necessity as human-driven climate change threatens all life on this planet.

The HCC Art Galleries are pleased to reintroduce FASTA, a new biennial exhibition of HCC faculty, staff and alumni. This juried exhibition highlights the diversity and talent of those who have contributed to Hillsborough Community College past and present. Guest juror for this year’s exhibition in Gallery221@HCC is independent curator Katherine Gibson, who has selected innovative work from a range of media representative of the depth and breadth of the College’s creative community. Gibson, a former HCC Gallery Director from 2011 to 2014, instituted the first faculty and staff showcase during her tenure.

Featured artists: Christina Acosta, William Douglas, Lisa Guadalupe, Mia Hollenback, Aneka Ingold, Isabelle Klauder, Helen Mathyssen Dobbins, Alyssa Miller, April Muchmore-Vokoun, Eric Ondina, Fred Pirone, Mario J. Perez, Laura Perez Insua, Renato Rampolla, Omar Richardson, Selina Román, Jacquelyn Rosado, Edgar Sanchez Cumbas, Nicole Schirk, Emiliano Settecasi, Alfredo Vilchez, Christopher Weeks.

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HCC Art Galleries are free and open to the public. Programs are made possible in part by the support of HCC Student Activities/Service Fees and the HCC Dale Mabry Campus Student Government Association.

Gallery221@HCC is located on the second floor of the Learning Resources Center, HCC Dale Mabry Campus. Visitor parking on campus is free in any open lot. Summer gallery hours are Monday–Wednesday 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m., closed Friday–Sunday and major holidays.

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