College and university galleries are too often overlooked and that's too bad. Usually tucked away on the campus, the galleries rarely have a street presence and are charged to serve primarily the institution's educational mission, which is why they show a lot of art created by their students. • But the galleries also organize shows of professional art. • Two vibrant new ones are at branches of Hillsborough Community College: Gallery 221 at the Dale Mabry campus and the Ybor School of Visual and Performing Arts Gallery at the Ybor City campus.
"Sacred Folk" at HCC Dale Mabry, 4001 W Tampa Blvd., Tampa, is a selection from Jeanine Taylor Folk Art with works by Mose Tolliver, Missionary Mary Proctor, Michael Banks, Anthony Pack, Butch Anthony, Jerry Coker, Ruby C. Williams and others. You'll find the gallery on the second floor of the library. The show continues through June 21. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. (813) 253-7386. Free.
"No U Turn" at HCC Ybor, Palm Avenue and 15th Street, Tampa, presents paintings by Theo Wujcik from his Global Warming series, which deals with the artist's environmental concerns. (Some of them were part of an international touring show sponsored by the United Nations and the now-closed Natural World Museum.) The gallery is in the Performing Arts Building. Through June 7. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday. (813) 253-7674. Free.
Lennie Bennett, Times art critic