Gallery221@HCC Presents Utopias: Mark Thomas Gibson and William Villalongo

January 3, 2018



Gallery 221@HCC celebrates the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and Black History Month with Utopias, an exhibition with work by celebrated African American artists Mark Thomas Gibson and William Villalongo. The exhibit will run from Jan. 16 through March 1, with an opening reception to be held on Thursday, January 18 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Gibson is a New York-based artist and a full-time lecturer and Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Yale School of Art. Villalongo is a New York-based artist and Assistant Professor at The Cooper Union School of Art. Utopias pulls together paintings, prints, video, and graphic novels by Gibson and Villalongo that are both personal and historical, exploring complex subjects such as perception, social realities, and cultural narratives.

All programs are free and open to the public, and are made possible in part by the support of HCC Student Activities/Service Fees and the Student Government Association.

For further details or special arrangements for your visit or a group/class visit, please contact Amanda Poss at 813.253.7386 or For information about Gallery 221@HCC, please visit

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