Learn about Grounds4Art@HCC’s newest project, NEST, and hear from the artist live in his studio!
Join us for a live studio conversation with artist Tory Tepp! During the virtual event, Gallery Director Amanda Poss will moderate a conversation about the artist’s work, process, and his experience creating public art.
Tory Tepp is the creative lead for HCC’s upcoming public art project NEST (Nourishment, Education and Social Terraces), 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. This conversation will kick off a series of events to gather community input and to share in a dialogue about the project’s goals.
At the end of each session, attendees will be invited to share their thoughts about the project, including what features and design elements could be incorporated into the NEST sites to address their needs and interests. (To learn more about NEST, visit our website!)
Tory Tepp received his under-graduate BFA in painting from Parson’s, the New School for Design in New York City and an MFA in 2009 in public practice as part of the inaugural class of Suzanne Lacy’s Public Practice program at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. Here he developed his practice around the exploration and reestablishment of the metaphysical connections between the social and environmental ecologies that shape urban communities. Tepp has completed projects all over the U.S., including New Orleans, Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Death Valley, the High Sierra Mountains, New Smyrna Beach, Tampa, and the Wormfarm Institute in Wisconsin.
Reminders and announcements for all our NEST events will be shared through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@gallery221hcc) with #grounds4art. You can also check out our events listings in Eventbrite to see all our virtual programs this fall!
NEST is sponsored in part by the Gobioff Foundation Treasure Tampa Grant, the HCC Foundation, the Stanton Storer Embrace the Arts Foundation and the HCC Dale Mabry Campus Student Government Association.
To participate, simply register for free through Eventbrite. Once you register, you will be sent a ticket to your email. On the day of the event, access your ticket then press play on the video pane.