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Borderígena: Many Times Over / Our Lady Of Guadalupe Community Exhibit


South Texas College presents artwork inspired by experiences in the borderlands.

Image credit: Jesus De La Rosa, Mexican Candy, Acrylic on wood panel, 12 x 12 in., 2018, private collection & Joshua R. Villareal, Our Lady of Guadalupe, 2019.

1:00 – 2:00 PM         Art Talk: Borderígena by Jesus De La Rosa (STC Library Rainbow Room, F224)
2:30 – 3:30 PM         Art Talk: Christian Art Thru the Ages by Patricia Ballinger (STC Library Rainbow Room, F224)
5:00 – 7:00 PM         Reception: Borderígena & Our Lady of Guadalupe (STC Library Art Gallery, F226)

MCALLEN, TEXAS (Oct. 9, 2019) South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery proudly presents Borderígena, an exhibit with layered mixed-media paintings by Jesus De La Rosa.  De La Rosa was raised in the Rio Grande Valley and Nuevo Progreso, Mexico.  He spent his early life traveling across the U.S/Mexico border as a result of his parents working in Mexico and living in Texas. His borderland experience plays a pivotal role in his art practice.  De La Rosa earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University at Columbus, where he was awarded a Graduate Enrichment Fellowship. As an Associate Professor of Art at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, De La Rosa teaches introductory and advanced courses in printmaking and graphic design.

Borderígena will be located on the first floor of the Pecan Library Art Gallery, inside Building F.

Also running concurrently is Our Lady of Guadalupe Community Exhibit.  The group exhibit will feature many artwork depictions inspired by La Virgen de Guadalupe.  The purpose of this exhibition is to allow the community to share their artistic vision of La Virgen de Guadalupe as a cultural icon for her day of apparition on December 12.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Community Exhibit will be located on the 2nd floor of the Pecan Library Art Gallery.

Both exhibits open Oct. 17 and run through December 12, 2019.

On Oct. 17, 2019, there will be an opening art talk by Jesus de la Rosa from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Following the artist talk, a second lecture “Christian Art Through the Ages” will be presented by Patricia Ballinger from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Both lectures will be held in the Pecan Library Rainbow Room.  Later in the evening, a reception for both exhibitions will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery.  The exhibits are located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational 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.

This story can be found online at: https://news.southtexascollege.edu/south-texas-college-presents-artwork-inspired-by-experiences-in-the-borderlands/

New Gallery in Starr Co.

Suarez banner

South Texas College Library and Art Department partner to offer exhibits in Rio Grande City.

Q & A and Reception: September 26th at 11:30 a.m.

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery and Art Department partner to bring rotating exhibits and art talks to the Starr County region. In this first collaboration, local artist Jose Suarez displays nine of his paintings in the upstairs corridor gallery of the STC Starr County Academic Building.

Suarez attended South Texas College after graduation from Juarez-Lincoln High School in La Joya and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In a baroque style that is rich in realism and dramatic lighting, Suarez paints theatrical scenes inspired by his life in the Rio Grande Valley.

A talk with the artist will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 AM at the Starr County Campus Academic Building E, 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City, TX. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit opened on Sept. 10th and runs through Dec. 6, 2019.

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

For more information, visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart or contact gotvos@southtexascollege.edu.

Facets

STC’s Technology Campus Library to host a metalworking exhibit.

Artist Lecture and Reception: November 7th at 6 p.m.

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “Facets,” an exhibit featuring a group of artists who work in wearable art and petite sculpture. The artwork in this show is made from diverse materials and moves away from the idea of commercial jewelry and pushes towards an investigation contemporary art.

This exhibit will be on view September 3 through December 6, 2019, at STC’s Technology Campus Library and will feature jewelry from artists: Gloria Valentina Reyes, Valeria Baltazar, Oscar O. Padrón., Ruxanda Musunoi, and Erica Marie Briones.

The artists will be available for questions during the reception on November 7th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m at the Technology Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3700 W. Military Hwy, Bldg. A in McAllen. 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 academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information contact the gallery at (956) 872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Permanent Collection: New Work

South Texas College exhibits new artwork from its permanent collection.

MCALLEN, TEXAS – South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “Permanent Art Collection: New Works,” an exhibit displaying the college’s newest additions to its Permanent Art Collection. Over the years STC has built its collection from the artists they’ve exhibited since 2006.

The exhibition includes artwork by Tina Fuentes, Luis Corpus, Heaven Mendoza, and Mariela Gonzalez.

The exhibit will be on view at the Technology Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3700 W. Military Hwy, Bldg. A in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit opens Wednesday, June 19 and runs through August 9.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational 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 the gallery at (956) 872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

A Bridge Called My Dreams by Las Imaginistas

South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery, in collaboration with the college’s Women’s History Month celebration, proudly presents “A Bridge Called My Dream” and exhibition by Brownsville socially engaged art collective, Las Imaginistas. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, March 20 and run through May 10, 2019. There will be an opening reception and artist lecture on March 20th from 6-7 PM at the Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery (E- 1.210) located at 400 N Border in Weslaco, TX. Las Imaginistas is composed of Christina Patino Houle, Nansi Guevara and Celeste De Luna. The exhibition will showcase work the group does to address a wide range of community development issues including immigration, housing, women’s rights, and racial and education justice.

For more information contact 956-872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Deceptively Delicious by Alexis Ramos

Alexis Ramos portrait

13th Annual Ceramic Conference will feature the work of STC culinary student turned ceramicist Alexis Ramos June 18.

 

‘Deceptively Delicious’ pastry sculptures of former STC culinary student on display

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “Deceptively Delicious,” an exhibit featuring ceramic works by local artist Alexis Marie Ramos.

Alexis was born in Weslaco and began her education as an STC Culinary student. Her work will be on display during South Texas College’s 13th Annual Ceramic Conference.

Alexis spent two years exploring clay slips in order to create realistic looking ceramic cakes and fused traditional cake decorating techniques with ceramic sculpture to create theses deliciously deceptive delicacies.

Alexis explores the culture of food and the relationships we develop with food as a coping mechanism. By extension, she hopes to bring awareness to a pandemic affecting South Texas and the health-related complications that can arise from the abuse of this relationship with food.

There will be a reception on July 30 at 11:30 AM and an artist lecture to follow at 12:30 at the Mid-Valley Library Art Gallery, E 1.210, 400 N Border Ave in Weslaco, TX.

Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibit opens Tuesday, June 4 and runs through August 9.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational 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 Gina Otvos at (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit: https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery.

I Miss That Feeling

South Texas College Mid-Valley campus will host “I Miss that Feeling” Feb. 25 with a workshop at 1 p.m. and reception from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

MCALLEN, TEXAS (Feb. 18, 2019) South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “I Miss That Feeling,” an installation exhibition by artist Bárbara Miñarro.

Bárbara Miñarro was born in Monterrey, Mexico and currently lives and works in San Antonio, Texas. As an artist influenced between two cultures, Miñarro’s work explores ideas of the body in migration. Her soft sculptures, installation, and paintings utilize the tactile memory of clothing, the earth, and the physical body to express the emotional journey of immigration.

The Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery will host a workshop on Feb. 25 at 1 p.m. followed by an artist talk at 6:00 p.m. during the exhibit reception from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The exhibit and workshop will be held at STC Mid-Valley Campus Library, E 1.210, 400 N Border Ave in Weslaco, Texas.

Admission is free and open to the public. The exhibit opens Tuesday, Feb. 5 and runs through Feb. 25.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational 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 the gallery at 956-872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

STC Alumni Art Show

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “STC Alumni: Carmen Castillo & Gabriela Cantú,” an exhibition by two local artists.

Castillo and Cantú both attended South Texas College  before going on to UTRGV and working as professional artists in the RGV. This show celebrates alumni who began their journey at STC and continue to make an impact on the area.

The Gallery will host an artist talk/reception on April 11 from 6-7 p.m. at the Technology Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3700 W. Military Hwy, Bldg. A in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit opens Tuesday, January 29 and runs through May 10, 2019.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding, stimulate inquiry, 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 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Continued Connections. Variable Directions.

South Texas College gears up for its 12th annual Ceramics Conference.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018—
6:00pm –8:00pm Opening Receptions at the STC Library Art Gallery and STC Building B Gallery.

Thursday, June 21, 2018—
9:00am – 12:00pm Clay Demonstrations at STC’s Ceramic Studio, B115
1:30pm – 4:30pm Clay Demonstrations at STC’s Ceramic Studio, B 115

Friday, June 22, 2018—
9:00am – 12:00pm Clay Demonstrations at Ceramic Studio, B 115
1:30pm – 3:30pm Ceramic Art Talk with Benjie Heu & Ron Fondaw, STC Library Rainbow Room

South Texas College brings the Rio Grande Valley its twelfth annual ceramics exhibition and conference, “Continued Connections. Variable Directions.” The exhibit will be on view from June 4 to August 8, 2018, at the college’s Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery and June 4 to July 5 at the Art Building B Gallery. The galleries and ceramic studio are located at 3201 West Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. The event includes a full display of ceramic work by distinguished ceramicists Benjie Heu and Ron Fondaw as well as ceramic work from 15 universities and community colleges across the U.S, including ceramic work by STC and UTRGV students.

The three-day South Texas Ceramic Showdown will begin with an opening reception on June 20 at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery and Art Building B Gallery from 6-8 p.m. The workshop will continue with ceramic demonstrations on June 21 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. and June 22 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at STC’s Pecan Campus Art Building (Bldg. B) Ceramic Studio. A lecture by ceramic artists Benjie Heu and Ron Fondaw will be held on Friday, June 22 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., adjacent to their exhibition, in the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room. All activities are free and open to the public.

“For the 2018 South Texas Ceramic Showdown, we will have more collaborations expected than in the past with a few more top notch ceramic programs in the mix,” said Chris Leonard, Ceramic Showdown organizer and STC Ceramics Professor. “We are very happy to have Benjie Heu and Ron Fondaw in the mix as the established clay artists who share the geography of the ‘Show Me State.’ Benjie and Ron share a short but meaningful friendship, are well versed in the ceramic tradition, and have deep histories as productive and innovative artists and teachers. The collaboration that they are dreaming up should be very cool as South Texas heats up.”

Benjie Heu is a Professor of Ceramics at Southeast Missouri State University. He received his MFA in Ceramics at Ohio University and exhibits internationally. His work is deeply personal and a narrative of the journey of self-discovery. His work discusses his family, food, medicine, spirituality, and human nature.

Ron Fondaw is a ceramic artist whose current work investigates the relationship between the mind, body, and environment. Fondaw is known for his more than thirty site-specific installations in locations such as New York City, Denmark, and China. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois and is a Professor of Ceramics at Washington University in St. Louis.

Participating institutions in the collaborative ceramic constructions include: Arizona Western College, Baylor University, Clarion University, Edinboro University, Lawrence University, Mesa Community College, Montana State University, South Texas College, Southeast Missouri State University, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, The University of North Texas, The University of Texas San Antonio, Victoria College, and Washington University in Saint Louis.

South Texas College exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

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

Ceramic Showdown Event June 20-22

 

Sabor a Mí

The exhibition Sabor a Mí will be on view from June 1 to July 12, 2018, at the STC Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery on the first floor. The event will include artwork from international and contemporary artists: Macarena Peña, Monica Ramirez, Ana Marie Sanchez Varela, Ruby Avila, Irma Garza Garcia, Fany Mares, Benjamin Varela, and Diana Montemayor.  The exhibit is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Gina Otvos at (956) 871-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu.