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Josue Rawmirez

 

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Virtual art talk and in-person meet and greet to celebrate exhibit opening on March 2 at the Mid-Valley Campus Library.

Library Art Gallery features South Texas multi-disciplinary artist Josué Rawmirez in housing-inspired exhibit at Mid-Valley Campus Library

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “Who’s the Bandit,” a multidisciplinary exhibit with Josue Ramirez (Rawmirez) that features installation, performance, and video.

Rawmirez, is originally from Ciudad Mante Tamaulipas, Mexico, and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley. In this exhibit, he uses found objects to create an installation that engages the conversation of housing advocacy. Rawmirez received his B.A. in Mexican American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin and serves as the Cultural Organizer at Trucha RGV. Rawmirez is currently continuing his education by taking courses with the STC Art Department.

The exhibit begins on March 2 through August 5, 2022, at the STC Mid-Valley Campus Library located at 400 N Border, Bldg. E, in Weslaco, TX. Admission is free and open to the public.

There will be an opening virtual artist talk on March 2 from 1 – 2 p.m. with an in-person opportunity to view the exhibit and meet the artist that same day from 3 – 5 p.m.

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

There will be an opening virtual artist talk on March 2 from 1 – 2 p.m. with an in-person opportunity to view the exhibit and meet the artist that same day from 3 – 5 p.m.

 

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Inside the Artists Studio

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The STC Library presents a series of virtual art workshops.

MCALLEN, TEXAS –

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery presents a virtual art workshop series “Inside the Artist Studio” every second Wednesday of the month beginning in February at 1 p.m.

At every session, a different artist will lead participants in an hour-long workshop teaching specific visual art skills—figure drawing, resin collaging, and visually interpreting written poems.

Each workshop will broadcast from inside each artist’s home studios giving us a glimpse into their work, inspiration, media, and path it has taken to become the artists they are.

Artists featured within this series are Divine Agbeko, Jaden D. Blango, Aimaloghi Eromosele, and Marcelina Gonzales.

Artists Jason Valdez and Josue Ramirez will give virtual presentations about their exhibits at the STC Technology and Mid-Valley Campus Libraries. All events are free and open to the public.

This series is scheduled on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. via Zoom.

Feb. 9 – Figure Drawing with Jaden Blango
Feb. 16 – “Time and a Half” with Jason Valdez
March 2 – “Who’s the Bandit” with Josue Ramirez
March 9 – Resin Collage with Marcelina Gonzales
April 13 – Visual Poetry with Aimaloghi Eromosele and Divine Agbeko

To register for these events, visit: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Sk-VOeNuSbGGTxa7o_XNmA.

For more information, contact (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu, or visit library.southtexascollege.edu/lag.

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

STC Library Virtual Art Workshops

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Virtual art talk and in-person meet and greet to celebrate exhibit opening on Feb. 16 at the Technology Library.

Library Art Gallery Features STC Alum in automotive-inspired exhibit at Technology Campus Library

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents its latest exhibit highlighting the connection between the visual arts and vocational careers such as welding and auto mechanics.

“Time and a Half,” featuring artwork by Jason Valdez, an STC graduate andValdez Headshot now a professor at Victoria College, reflects Valdez’s upbringing in a family of mechanics and welders in the Rio Grande Valley.

The exhibition also features a call for automotive-themed artwork.

Valdez’s work will be exhibited beginning on Feb. 16 through Aug. 5, 2022, at the STC Technology Campus Library located at 3700 W. Military Hwy, Bldg. A, in McAllen, TX. Admission is free and open to the public.

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

There will be an opening virtual artist talk on February 16 from 1 – 2 p.m. with an in-person opportunity to view the exhibit and meet the artist that same day from 3 – 5 p.m.

To register for the virtual art talk at 1 p.m., visit: https://southtexascollege.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Sk-VOeNuSbGGTxa7o_XNmA.

For more information, contact (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu, or visit library.southtexascollege.edu/lag.

Image info: Jason Valdez, “Fuel is Pumping Engines,” Oil on canvas.

South Texas College Library Art Gallery Announces a Call for Art titled, “Driving Ambitions”

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The deadline to submit artwork is January 14, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. to the STC Pecan or Technology Campus Library.

 

In an art exhibit, South Texas Library Art Gallery seeks to connect the visual arts with welding and auto mechanics.

 

Community, students, faculty, and staff are invited to send original car-themed artwork for an upcoming exhibit. The artwork will be exhibited alongside STC Alum and now Professor at Victoria College, Jason Valdez. The deadline to enter the exhibition is January 14 at 5:00 p.m. Artworks must be original 2D automotive-themed, in maximum size of 8 x 8 in., and ready to hang with wire firmly attached to the back. 

 

The exhibition will be at the STC Technology Campus Library in Building A, February 7 through August 7, 2022, and is free and open to the public.

 

Born and raised in McAllen, Jason Valdez is an Art Professor at Victoria College who creates artwork in the theme of welding and cars. “Blue-collar workers heavily influenced my MFA show because that’s my family background,” Valdez said. “My father was a diesel mechanic. As a kid, my dad worked two jobs, as a mechanic and welder, because it was hard to make a good living to support the family.”

 

 

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and programs to engage student understanding of art and its role in culture, support the academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

To participate or for more information about the call for art, please visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/callforart or email gotvos@southtexascollege.edu.

Opossum painted in the colors of a deep red-orange sunset.

¡Tlacuachismo! 2021 Art Exhibit at Mid-Valley

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery & the STC Mid-Valley Art Department present artwork inspired by the beloved opossum. Previously held in 2003-’06, this exhibition expands with pieces created by community members that visually describe the tlacuache (opossum) and what the idea, term, and animal mean to each artist.

¡Tlacuachismo! 2021 will be on display from October 28, 2021 – February 10, 2022, at the STC Mid-Valley Campus Library.

South Texas College Library Art Gallery thanks community members/artists for their participation in this exhibit. Artists featured within this exhibition are Linda Calderon, Azul Granados, Denise Santibanez, Irma Garza-Garcia, Amanda Gonzales, Gloria Lopez, Chris Leonard, Rachel F. Brown, Jessenia Herzberg, Jessie Rodriguez, Beatriz Montejano, Mariana Prado, Alexis Marie Ramos, Diego Gamez, Jessica Hogin, Mia Nuñez, Sophia Sarmiento, Jay Villescas, Diana L. Bryant, Kelsie Garza, Nashiely Soto-Garcia, Jessica Gutierrez, Angel Coronado, Isaac Segura, Alyssa Mendoza, Josue Puente, Miguel Angel Perez, Javia Cerda, Alondra Garcia, Jessica Gonzalez, Fatima Fuentes, Abigail Sanchez, Amber Quesada, and Elizabeth Hollenbeck.

For more information, contact (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu, or visit library.southtexascollege.edu/lag.STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding of art and its role in culture, support the academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

Featured image by Azul Granados, titled Fire Eater.

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South Texas College Announces a Call for Art titled, “Tlacuachismo 2021!”

Deadline to deliver artwork has been extended to October 18, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. to either the Pecan or Mid-Valley campus libraries. 

Weslaco, TX– In partnership with the STC Mid-Valley Art Department, South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents a community art exhibition for tlacuache (opossum) themed artwork–expanding from a previous STC exhibit held in 2003-2006. The deadline to submit artwork is October 11th at 5:00 p.m. From October 18th through February 10th, 2022, attendees will explore various works from local artists at the Mid-Valley Campus library. Admission is free and open to the public, students, staff, and faculty.

According to blog writer Yure Pérez (2019), the tlacuache is considered an ancestral animal. Its name comes from the Nahuatl term Tlacuatzin which means “the little one who eats fire.” Britannica notes Mexico has around six species of opossum, with 103 species found from Canada, North, Central, and South America. Thoughtful to our ecosystem, the tlacuache name has gained popular track and is used by the Rio Grande Valley community for personal humor and quirky fascination. In this exhibit, we will see artwork that defines this and look at the many ways the artists approach the theme and engage the visitors.
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The South Texas College Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and programs to engage student understanding of art and its role in culture, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information, contact (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery.