Hillsborough Community College Maze Gallery Presents Annoying By Choice

August 7, 2019


Tampa, FL

Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City Campus School of Visual and Performing Arts MAZEgallery presents Annoying by Choice by Walter Matthews August 19 – October 4. The opening reception will take place on August 22 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Walter Matthews (b.1986) is an artist and instructor living and working in Tampa, FL. He received his BFA in painting from the Ringling College of Art and Design and his MFA from the University of South Florida in 2017. His work has recently been exhibited in solo exhibitions at Tempus Projects in Tampa, FL (2019), the Art Center of Sarasota (2019), Coco Hunday in Tampa, FL (2018), and Portspace Gallery in Gulfport, FL (2017), as well as several group exhibitions including Skyway: A Contemporary Collaboration at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, FL (2017). His work has also been featured in New American Paintings (2017). Matthews attended the artist residency program at the Skowhegen School of Painting & Sculpture in 2017 and was the first artist-in-residence at Coco Hunday.

MAZEgallery is a teaching gallery at Hillsborough Community College’s Ybor City Campus that allocates exhibition space for HCC students, alumni, faculty and staff from all disciplines. Aligning with the goals of the College, the gallery is dedicated to an artistic practice that is built on interdisciplinary discourse of visual language and seeks to provide the HCC Community with an opportunity to acquire basic skills and experience inherent with staging exhibitions of their own making.

MAZEgallery is located on the third floor of the Ybor City Administration Building, at the corner of Palm Avenue and 15th Street. Regular hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

For further details, please contact Valerie Palazzolo at 813.259.6117 or vpalazzolo@hccfl.edu.

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