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South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Gesture, Surface, Expression

South Texas College gears up for its 13th annual Ceramics Conference.

Ceramic Showdown: Gesture, Surface, Expression

Full display of ceramic work from 15 universities and colleges across the U.S. to be highlighted at South Texas Ceramic Showdown, taking place June 12.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019—
6:00pm –8:00pm Opening Receptions at the STC Library Art Gallery and STC Building B Gallery.

Thursday, June 13, 2019—
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 14, 2019—
9:00am – 12:00pm Clay Demonstrations at Ceramic Studio, B 115
1:30pm – 3:30pm Ceramic Art Talk with George McCauley and Melissa Mencini, STC Library Rainbow Room


The South Texas College Art Gallery and Art Department will host its 13th annual ceramics exhibition and conference, “Gesture, Surface, Expression.”

The three-day South Texas Ceramic Showdown will begin with an opening reception on June 12, at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery and Art Building B from 6-8 p.m.

Workshops will continue with ceramic demonstrations June 13, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. as well as June 14 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. There will be an artist lecture on June 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the South Texas College Library Rainbow Room.

“For the 2019 South Texas Ceramic Showdown, we will have more collaborations from schools near and far rolling in soon with continued participation from top notch ceramic programs that can open minds and eyes as to what might be possible when people decide to work together,” said Chris Leonard, Ceramic Showdown organizer and STC Ceramics Professor.

The event includes a full display of ceramic work by distinguished ceramicists George McCauley and Melissa Mencini. Ceramic work from 15 universities and community colleges across the U.S. will be displayed at the event.

“Speaking of working together, we are very happy to have George McCaulay, the longtime Helena, Montana clay artist team up with now Austin’s Melissa Mencini and get down our way to show and show us their similar yet different approaches to making and function. Once again if you miss it you’ll miss out,” Leonard said.

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.

Participating institutions in the collaborative ceramic constructions include Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Lawrence University, Louisiana Tech University, Mesa Community College, Old Dominion University, Southeast Missouri State University, South Texas College, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, University of North Texas, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, The University of Texas at San Antonio, McLennan Community College, and Jacksonville State University.

For more information regarding the ceramic showdown, please contact Gina Otvos at 956-872-3488 or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery .

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.

Caminos de Espana

Caminos de España

South Texas College faculty reflect on trip to Salamanca, Spain in recent library exhibition.

Caminos de Espana

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “Caminos de España,” an exhibition that tells the story of a recent STC study abroad trip to Salamanca, Spain.

The Gallery will host an artist lecture on February 7 at 5:30 p.m. during the exhibit reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit opens Tuesday, January 22 and runs through February 28.

The works in this exhibition were created by ten South Texas College faculty members who participated in Study Abroad trips to Spain during the summer of 2018. Each artist found artistic inspiration in the experience and brought back with them unique creative perspectives on what it means to travel in Spain.

Participants include: Delia Magdaleno, Heaven Mendoza, Hector Villarreal, Juan Silva, Margaretha Bischoff, Patricia Ballinger, Pedro Perez, Phyllis Leverich, Rachael Brown, and Sarah Tamez.

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.

Image: Phyllis Leverich, Inkjet print-encaustic, 2018.

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.

Sensoria

Sensoria by Jesse Amado

San Antonio artist creates artwork to stimulate the senses.

Jesse Amado’s “Sensoria” exhibition begins on March 6 at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery.

MCALLEN, TEXAS (Feb. 22, 2019) – South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Sensoria” an exhibition by San Antonio artist Jesse Amado, which begins on March 6 and runs through May 10, 2019 at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery

Amado will open the exhibit on March 6th with an artist talk at 1 p.m. followed by a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the gallery located at 3201 W. Pecan Boulevard in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Amado received his Master of Fine Art degree in 1990 from the University of Texas San Antonio and is known for art that is conceptual and highly formal.

His work combines seminal pieces from the past, tracing the artist’s investigation of text, repetition, and communication while occupying the minimal space that hovers between life and art.

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.

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

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Jesse Amado

If You Know, You Know by Robert Hodge. Event: October 29, 2018. Art talk, 1pm. Reception, 5-7pm.

If You Know, You Know

South Texas College presents a storytelling mixed-media exhibit by Robert Hodge.

If You Know, You Know by Robert Hodge. Art Talk: 1:00pm, Reception 5-7pm on Thursday, October 29, 2018.

If You Know, You Know by Robert Hodge

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “If You Know, You Know,” a mixed media exhibit that tells stories of history, culture, personal experience and politics through highly textured collage by artist Robert Hodge.

The Gallery will host an artist lecture on October 29 at 1 p.m. followed by an opening reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit opens Monday, Oct. 29 and runs through Dec. 7.

Robert Hodge is a Houston-based mixed media artist who works primarily in collage, utilizing a variety of found and recycled objects such as old newspaper and deteriorating flyers. Hodge’s work is inspired by everyday life, and deals with African-American history and the preservation of storytelling.

A former student of visual art at the Pratt Institute in New York and the Atlanta College of Art, Hodge has exhibited his work in numerous national and international institutions. He has been the recipient of various grants including the Joan Mitchell Foundation, Houston Arts Alliance and the Idea Fund, supported by individual artists, and partnerships from the Houston metro area.

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 Gina Otvos at 956-872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart, or view our event information on our Facebook page.

Marcando el Relampago

Marcando el Relámpago

South Texas College connects art with science in latest exhibition.

Tina Fuentes, Marcando el Relampago, Art Talk - 1:00pm, Reception - 5-7pm October 17, 2018.The South Texas College Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Marcando el Relámpago,” an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Tina Fuentes. The exhibit opens Monday, August 27 and runs through October 17, 2018. There will be a closing artist lecture on October 17 at 1 p.m. and a reception to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery. The exhibit is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

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Tina Fuentes has been creating visual statements through drawings, paintings, and prints that bring her inner thoughts into a 2-D form for the past thirty years in Texas and New Mexico. Currently a painting and drawing professor at Texas Tech University, Fuentes’s most recent body of work has been inspired by the land and atmospheric phenomena of the vast desert corridor in West Texas.

This exhibit comes from a collaboration with scientist and fellow instructor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Eric Bruning, who studies atmospheric electricity, lightning and turbulence. Fuentes’s paintings capture the imagery and or sensory component of these patterns.

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 Gina Otvos at 956-872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.