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Gallery221@HCC Earns Community Grant


Hillsborough Community College (HCC) Gallery221, a visual gallery dedicated to adding educational and cultural value to the community on the Dale Mabry Campus, was awarded a community grant. Nourishment, Education and Social Terraces (NEST) will be a multi-campus public art initiative that will transform sections of both the HCC Dale Mabry and Ybor City Campuses into socially activated green spaces.

Utilizing social practices while capitalizing on a local community's assets and potential, NEST aims to empower creative solutions for addressing issues of food insecurity, sustainability and inclusion by designing accessible spaces to gather, interact, teach and entertain one another. To help enact this vision, the gallery has secured artist Tory Tepp, whose numerous public projects center on the exploration and reestablishment of the metaphysical connections between the social and environmental ecologies that shape urban communities. 

Taking place during the 2020-2021 academic year, the planning and fabrication phases of NEST will call for robust community participation. More information will be announced as those opportunities arise throughout the year. 

To learn more about Grounds4Art@HCC Public Art Projects, visit our visit at For more information on artist Tory Tepp, visit

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