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Uncaged Art

  • Dates: November 8, 2021 - December 2, 2021
  • Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Gallery221@ HCC Dale Mabry Campus

  • Learning Resources Center, HCC Dale Mabry Campus, Tampa, FL 33614
Uncaged Art

Gallery221@HCC Dale Mabry Campus presents Uncaged Art. This exhibition will be on display November 8 – December 2, 2021. An opening reception is scheduled for Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. For more information about this event and all other programs associated with the exhibition, please visit the gallery’s website.

At the end of 2018, two teachers at Tornillo Detention Center in Texas—the largest detention camp for asylum seeking children in the United States at the time—instructed their students to create art about their homelands, architecture, and culture. Though more than 400 artworks were produced, less than thirty were rescued when the center closed in 2019. Uncaged Art includes documentation of these surviving artworks and represents the perspectives of migrant children from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Organized by Glen Ring and the Florida Institute for Community Studies, the exhibition raises significant questions regarding immigration while also poignantly demonstrating the talent and resilience of youth who had travelled thousands of miles to seek a new life.

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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. Gallery hours are Monday–Wednesday 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m.–7:00 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.–2 p.m., closed Saturday–Sunday and major holidays.

Image: Unknown artist, Uncaged Art, 2019 (image courtesy of Yolanda Leyva)

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