Bit by Bit

lag-bitbybit South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery, together with the college’s Visual Arts and Music Department, is proud to present “Bit by Bit: A Student Digital Art Exhibition.” The exhibit will be on display from June 19 – August 8, 2014 at the Pecan Campus Library, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

“This exhibition showcases a collection of digital prints made by South Texas College art students. These prints show the diverse possibilities when limits in digital art are pushed, said Phyllis Evans, STC Assistant Professor of Art and Pedro Perez, STC Art Instructor. “Works range from minimally edited digital photography, to basic photo-manipulation and photo-montages, to works created almost entirely on the computer. Most works were created and/or edited using one or a combination of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Lightroom.”

“Students enrolled in Digital Art and Digital Photography classes develop technical, visual, and conceptual skills that they may use as tools for creative problem solving,” continued Evans and Perez. “While some pieces in this show are considered graphic design and illustration and are thus intended for commercial uses, others were created purely for artistic and expressive means. Often traditional media such as drawing, painting, and film photography are combined with digital techniques to form unique images that would not have otherwise been possible.”

Evans and Perez add, “Although digital art and photography are fairly new genres in the realm of fine arts, they have gained popularity among artists and photographers because of the freedom and limitless possibilities they provide.”

STC’s Library Art Gallery 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 Dawn Haughey at 956-872-3488 or via email, or visit