Category Archives: Current & Upcoming Exhibits

Bruno: The Legacy of an Artist – Educator

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

Andrade Banner

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, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

The Wound of the Malinches

STC’s Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery hosts an exhibition of site-specific installation.

Leticia Banner

Reception & Performance: March 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. | Lecture: 11:30 a.m.

South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery presents “The Wound of the Malinches,” an installation exhibition by ceramic artist Leticia Lowry-Garcilazo. On Tuesday, March 10, the library will host a lecture at 11:30 in E 1.106 followed by a performance and reception at 6:00 p.m. in E 1.210 located at 400 N Border Ave in Weslaco, Texas. Admission is free and open to the public.

Leticia Lowry-Garcilazo recently completed her Master’s in Fine Arts degree at The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. Through her work she is an advocate for women’s rights.

About her work Leticia Lowry-Garcilazo says, “I was a spectator and I am a survivor of violence. I was tired and overwhelmed from being blamed. I learned to focus and deal with my anger through my work in the arts confronting and advocating for gender equality and women empowerment.”

The exhibit opens January 28 and runs through April 19, 2020.

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 Library Art Gallery Coordinator, Gina Otvos, at (956) 872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Alumni Series: Veronica Matamoros

South Texas College’s Technology Library exhibits photography by recent graduate.
Meet the artist: April 22, 12:00 p.m.

South Texas College’s Technology Campus Library Art Gallery presents “STC Alumni Series,” an exhibit featuring photographs by former STC student, Veronica Matamoros.

An opportunity to meet the artist and a reception will be held at 12:00 p.m. on April 22th at STC’s Technology Campus Library. The library is located at 3700 W. Military Hwy, Building A, in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Veronica Matamoros studied photography and received her Bachelors in Communication from La Universidad Iberoamerica de Puebla. She was recently awarded an Associates Degree in Imports and Exports at South Texas College. In this series of photographs, “Mi Gente,” Matamoros uses 35mm film to document people from her life in Puebla, Mexico.

The exhibit will be on view February 4 through May 4, 2020.

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 Library Art Gallery Coordinator, Gina Otvos, at (956) 872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Tejanx Borderz

STC Starr County Campus exhibit explores pattern and modern imagery
Lecture and reception: April 15, 11:30 a.m.

South Texas College’s Starr County Campus Library Art Gallery presents “Tejanx Borderz,” an exhibit featuring paintings by Mayra Zamora. The exhibit opens Tuesday, February 18 and will be on view through Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Starr County Campus on the second floor of the Academic Building, located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City. Admission is free and open to the public.

Mayra Zamora was born in Austin and raised in a small town of Tivoli, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. Zamora focuses on what she considers the most important elements of art; line, shape, and color, while incorporating Mexican-American iconography.

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

Connections

South Texas College opens new art gallery at the Nursing & Allied Health Campus Library.


Workshop: Tuesday, April 21 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 

South Texas College’s Nursing & Allied Health Library Art Gallery proudly presents, “Connections,” an exhibit of hand tufted tapestries by Rachel Comminos. The exhibit opens on February 11 and runs through May 11, 2020.

“Connections” marks the opening of the new Nursing & Allied Health Library Art Gallery. The gallery will feature artwork inspired by creative wellness and the medical field to explore the role art can play in health and healing.

On Tuesday, April 21 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m., artist Rachel Comminos will lead a workshop at the Nursing & Allied Health Library Deep Quiet Study Room. In the workshop participants will learn the techniques of creating hand tufted tapestries and how these techniques can be used as sensory therapy. The STC Nursing and Allied Health Library Art Gallery is located at 1101 E. Vermont Ave. in McAllen, TX. All events are free and open to the public.

Comminos has her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is to co-director of Comminos Studio in Harlingen, TX.

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 Library Art Gallery Coordinator, Gina Otvos, at gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or (956) 872-3488 or visit: https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.