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Ecology Inspires Art Exhibition at STC’s Mid-Valley Library Art Gallery

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Art Talk: November 1, 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. at the Mid-Valley Campus Library 

The STC Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery presents “An Allegory of Abundance,” a mixed-media exhibition by artists Calder Kamin (Austin, TX) and Cecilia Sierra (Brownsville, TX).

Calder Kamin earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009. Kamin’s artwork has been featured in museums such as The American Museum of Natural History, The Contemporary Austin, and the DoSeum. Kamin transforms trash into beautifully crafted creatures to inspire others to be creative and proactive about the future. As an environmental advocate, Calder is motivated by nature’s endless ability to reuse and adapt.

Cecilia Sierra earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Sierra has been active in South Texas creating Keep McAllen Beautiful murals, enhancing McAllen’s hike and bike trails, and helping to organize a Steam Roller event that demonstrated large woodblock printing. Cecilia’s work is heavily inspired by South Texas’ ecology, community, and nostalgia from growing up in a Hispanic household.

On November 1, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., the artists will talk about their artistic process, background, and inspiration, and there will be a hands-on workshop about incorporating recycled material into artwork.

Can’t join us in person? Register for the live broadcast of the art talk at 10 a.m. via Zoom webinar: 

The exhibition opens Tuesday, September 5, and will be on view until November 1, 2023, at the STC Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery (Bldg. E-1.210) located at 400 N. Border in Weslaco.

The exhibition and art talk are free and open to the public.

The STC Library Art Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding of art, support the academic curriculum and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information, call 956-447-6663, email, or visit