Bruno: The Legacy of an Artist – Educator

South Texas College Library looks at the lasting impact of a mentor in new exhibition.

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Closing reception: Feb. 27 from 5 – 7 p.m. | Lecture: 10 a.m. | Workshop: 1 p.m.

The South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery, in collaboration with STC’s Visual Art Department, is proud to present, “Bruno: The Legacy of an Artist – Educator.” The exhibit will be on view from January 21 until February 27, 2020. On Thursday, February 27th, there will be a closing reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen, TX.  Rolando Reyna and Joe Peña will lead a lecture at 10 a.m. in the STC Library Rainbow Room and a workshop at 1 p.m. in the Art Building, B113. All events are free and open to the public.

“Bruno: The Legacy of an Artist – Educator,” is an exhibition that encompasses both floors of the STC Library, with the upstairs gallery featuring original work by the late Bruno Andrade, curated by his son Trey Andrade. A simultaneous exhibition of artwork by Andrade’s former students will be on view on the first floor, most of whom have gone on to be professional artists themselves. The paintings do not fit within a specific theme, but look more at the relationship of mentors and lasting impact of instructors.

STC Visual Art Professors, Luis Corpus and Richard Smith, were both students of Andrade at Texas A&M Corpus Christi; Corpus from 2006-2009 and Smith from 1986-89.

About the show, Luis Corpus, South Texas College Art Instructor and Art Department Chair says, “Acknowledging Bruno’s impact is a reflection upon our own successes and the foundation that education provides in general.”

South Texas College Art Instructor, Richard Smith, says about the late professor, “Bruno showed me how to find my voice through paint.”

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 STC Library Art Gallery Coordinator, Gina Otvos, at (956) 872-3488, or visit