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

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Artist Talk: November 1, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. with reception to follow at the STC 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).

Kamin earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Kansas City Art Institute in 2009. Her 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.

Sierra earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She 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. Sierra’s work is heavily inspired by South Texas’ ecology, community and nostalgia from growing up in a Hispanic household.

If you were unable to attend in person, view the video on our YouTube page

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.

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