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STC Alumni Series: Mariana Prado

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery continues its STC Alum Series with an exhibit celebrating STC graduate Mariana Prado. The series seeks to support a new generation of professional artists who started their careers at South Texas College. Prado recently completed a residency at the Chautauqua School of Art in New York after receiving her BFA from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2021. 

Mariana Prado is originally from Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and now resides in the Rio Grande Valley. She specializes in soft yarn sculpture, oil painting, and plastic arts. 

The exhibit will be on view from September 22 through December 9, 2022, at the STC Technology Campus Library at 3700 W. Military Hwy, Bldg. A, in McAllen, TX. 

There will be a reception and art talk on November 17 from 3 – 5 p.m. 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.

Contact (956) 872-6207, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu, or visit: http://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery.

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: http://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery.

Sequence in Print

STC Library Art Gallery showcases printmaking artists in the community.

South Texas College Library Art Gallery presents “Sequence in Print,” an exhibition showcasing two RGV-based printmaking artists turned instructors, Eduardo Garcia from South Texas College and Jesse Burciaga, a new instructor at UTRGV Brownsville. The exhibit on the first floor also features an array of artwork with different printmaking techniques from community members who participated in the “Creatures of the Night” call for artwork inspired by fright and folklore. 

The exhibit’s opening reception will be held on Oct. 12, 2022, from 4 – 6 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery. “Sequence in Print” is at the STC Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery, Bldg. F, 3201 W Pecan Blvd. in McAllen, TX

Artist, Eduardo Garcia received his MFA from the University of North Texas and joined STC in 1997. “Printmaking allows for the creation of multiples from one matrix. I feel that this aspect makes printmaking the most democratic art form since prints can be shared with many,” said Garcia. 

Jesse Burciaga received his MFA from the University of Texas-San Antonio. He got his artistic beginning by making artwork of the people in his community and now teaches students at UTRGV. Burciaga says his artwork reflects his self-described fronteño culture (living on both sides of the Mexican American border).

Along with this exhibition, printmaking workshops will take place every second Wednesday of the month from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with Eduardo Garcia, Jessie Burciaga, Melissa Terry, and Chris Leonard. The workshops will highlight the artists’ processes and methods. The exhibition and workshops are free and open to the public.

Sept. 14 – Screen print on Clay with Melissa Terry and Chris Leonard
Room B. 115 Ceramic Studio

Oct. 12 – Collagraph Printing with Eduardo Garcia
Room B. 101 Printmaking Studio

Nov. 9 – Monoprint with Jessie Burciaga
Room B. 101 Printmaking Studio

The exhibition will open Sept. 19 and run through Dec. 2, 2022.

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.

For more information, contact the library at (956) 872-6120, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

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Roma High School Art Exhibition

Roma High School Art ExhibitionSouth Texas College Starr Campus Library Art Gallery exhibits artwork by Roma High School students who participated in the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE).

South Texas College Starr Campus Library Art Gallery partners with Roma High School to present an exhibition displaying featured works of art by students. The exhibit will be displayed at the STC Starr County Campus from September 6 to December 2, 2022.  

 Roma High School Event flyerA workshop and reception will be held at the library on September 29, 2022, from 10 – 11 a.m. at 142 FM 3167 Bldg. K, Rio Grande City, TX.

 STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage students’ 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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Canción del Perro Exhibition

South Texas College hosts soft sculpture exhibition at the Mid-Valley Campus Library.

Artist lecture, workshop, and reception: October 6, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The South Texas College Mid-Valley Library Art Gallery presents “El Canción del Perro (Song of the Dog),” an installation featuring soft sculpture by artist Angelica Raquel Martinez.

Angelica Raquel Martinez will show her process of building soft sculptures with detailed embellishments during Song of the Dog Posterher exhibition on Thursday, October 6, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Angelica Raquel Martinez is a Texas State University and the University of Texas San Antonio graduate and is now a high school educator. In her multi-disciplinary studio practice, Martinez uses narratives focused on folklore, familial storytelling, and her personal experiences to investigate the ideas of morality and the soul using animal imagery. The exhibition, artist lecture, and workshop are free and open to the public.

The exhibit opens on August 22 and will be on view until December 9, 2022, at the STC Mid-Valley Campus Library located at 400 N Border, Bldg. E, in Weslaco, TX.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage students’ 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.

Contact (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu for more information or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Call for Art: Creatures of the Night

Call for Artwork BannerSouth Texas Library Art Gallery showcases the printmaking talent in the community alongside some of the big hitters in the local scene.

Students, faculty, staff, and community members are invited to send original printmaking artwork in the theme of “Creatures of the Night: Fright and Folklore.” Artworks must be 2D, in any printmaking medium, and ready to hang on the wall. Prints must be appropriate for all ages. The call for art deadline is September 7 at 5:00 p.m.

Call for Artwork Entry Form

The artwork will be exhibited alongside Eduardo Garcia and Jessie Burciaga, two RGV Printmaking Faculty at STC and UTRGV Brownsville, respectively, at the STC Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery, September 19 through December 2, 2022. A reception for the exhibition will be held on October 12 from 4 – 6 p.m. There will also be three printmaking workshops on the second Wednesday of each month, September through November. The exhibit and events are free and open to the public.

To participate, fill out and attach the entry form to your ready-to-hang print by September 7 at 5 p.m.

For more information, visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/callforart or email gotvos@southtexascollege.edu.

Resources:
 Simple printmaking : a beginner's guide to making relief prints with linoleum blocks, wood blocks, rubber stamps, found objects & more  Bats of Texas - eBook CoverCreature Image from ARTStor

South Texas College gears up for its 14th Annual Ceramics Conference

Exhibit extended until August 19 and moved to the Pecan Library Art Gallery.

South Texas College kicks off its 14th Annual South Texas Ceramic Showdown, “The Future is Fluid. Is Function Fixed?” with two days of demonstrations, art talks, a reception, and a month-long exhibit for the community.

The exhibit will be on view from June 6 to July 1, 2022, at the STC Pecan Campus Art Gallery. The gallery and ceramic studio are located at 3201 West Pecan Blvd., Building B in McAllen.

Schedule for the event is as follows:

Thursday, June 16, 2022—
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Clay Demonstrations at STC’s Ceramic Studio, B115
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Art Talk with Carla Hughes & Julian Rodriguez, STC Building B Gallery;
Art Talk Zoom registration: tinyurl.com/nha42xcd
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Exhibition Reception at STC Building B Gallery 

Friday, June 17, 2022—
9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Clay Demonstrations at Ceramic Studio, B 115

The event will include a full display of ceramic work by esteemed local ceramicists Carla Hughes and Julian Rodriguez as well as ceramic work from nine universities and community colleges across the U.S. as well as ceramic work by STC and UTRGV students.

“We are excited to get the Ceramic Showdown up and running again…and a little nervous, too. It’s a bit like opening a kiln after some time off with the waiting and anticipation and patience and that repeating question: “What are we going to see,” said Chris Leonard, STC Ceramics Instructor and Ceramic Showdown Organizer. “What you put in isn’t always what you get out, and life and ceramics can be hard. But there are plenty of repeat customers of schools from in and outside of Texas sending student and faculty work. Texas A&M Kingsville drove their work down the first chance they had.”

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and programs to engage students’ 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, Southeast Missouri State University, Texas A&M University – Kingsville, The University Of Texas – Rio Grande Valley, The University Of Texas – San Antonio, Mesa Community College, South Texas College, Tarrant County College.

“Our presenters, Carla Hughes, and Julian Rodriguez, are local heroes who have valuable experience to share,” Leonard said. “We here at STC should be receptive. We have had a very good year in the studio and have put together three-wall installations where folks had the chance to collaborate and work as a team with some independent freedom, too, in creating component parts. I hope we can generate a real, local buzz.”

About the artists:
Carla Hughes is a studio potter and sculptor living and working in Harlingen, Texas. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2013 from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She currently runs a studio and gallery in Downtown Harlingen where she creates original works, teaches workshops, and hosts regional artists.

Julian Rodriguez is a native of South Texas and has been a ceramist for decades. He received a B.A. from St. Edward’s University in 1994 and an MFA focusing on ceramics and sculpture from The University of Texas-Pan American in 2007. He is now a lecturer with the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Texas at Brownsville.

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

Images of the ceramic pieces by Carla Hughes, Wall Sun #3 (left) & Julian Rodriguez, El Santo (right).

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Josue Rawmirez

 

Banner Image with photo of a house with I buy houses signs by Josue Rawmirez

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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Time and a Half

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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.

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.