On the Town: HCC Ybor art gallery shows transportation exhibition

By Sara Belsole, Reporter
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 4:14 PM EDT

Hillsborough Community College's Ybor City School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery is now showing a multi-media installation called "Transportation: From here to there and back again and how we changed the world."

  • Over 100 young artists involved in artwork creation
  • Students learned how transportation affects us
  • Want to schedule visit? Call 813-253-7674

Children throughout the Tampa Bay area collaborated with non-profit organization Community Stepping Stones (CSS) of Sulphur Springs.

Over 100 young artists from schools and organizations including Oak Grove Elementary School, Community Stepping Stones' Sulphur Springs Campus, Metropolitan Ministries, Tampa Housing Authority and Hispanic Services Council were involved in creating the artwork.

"We try to make it relevant to what's happening today, and Tampa Bay, as we know, is having transportation challenges," CSS Executive Director Belinda Cook said. "So when we were talking last September, it was the beginning of the ferry and TBX and we thought, 'You know it will be a good thing, it will be relevant to today’s topics.'"

The students used items found around the house as well as ones they fished out of the trash to construct things like space shuttles, Viking ships and creative cars. Through the curriculum, they learned that transportation can influence how we eat, what we wear and where we live.

The HCC Ybor City Art Gallery is located in the Performing Arts Building, first floor, Palm Ave and 15th street. Regular hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. – 4.pm. & Tuesday noon to 7 p.m. Parking is available in the HCC visitor lots, the Ybor Garage on 15th St and the Nuccio Parking Garage. For further details or special arrangements for your visit or a group/class visit please contact Carolyn Kossar at 813-253-7674.

The installation will run until June 21.