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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.

2018 Veterans Expo

Please join us, Thursday, November 15, 2018, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the South Texas College Pecan Campus Library for the 2018 Veteran’s Expo.  Come learn about the services provided by STC to help you succeed.  Some participating agencies will be:

  • Texas Veterans Commission
  • Employers seeking Veterans
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • American Legion
  • Family Endeavors
  • VIDA
  • UTRGV TRANSITION
  • and much more……….

All Students, Staff, Faculty and Veterans Welcome!!!!

For more information please contact Mr. Jessie Luna at 956-872-2606

National Novel Writing Month Lecture Series Presents: Daniel Chacon

Daniel Chacon

Please join us, Thursday, November 8 at 6:00 pm, as we welcome Mr. Daniel Chacón.

Mr. Chacón is the author of five books of fiction, including Hotel Juárez, Stories, Rooms and Loops andThe Cholo Tree. He is editor of A Jury of Trees, the posthumous poems of Andrés Montoya and The Last Supper of Chicano Heroes: The Selected Works of José Antonio Burciaga

He has won the Southwest Book Award, the American Book Award, the Pen-Oakland Prize for Fiction, and the Hudson Prize, among others. His work has been translated into Spanish, Italian, and Swedish. He is cohost of Words on a Wire, a radio show about books. https://soychacon.wordpress.com

Jose de la Luz Saenz Lecture Series Presents – Dr. Edward Westermann

The Center for Mexican American Studies and Library Services presents “José de la Luz Saenz Veterans Lecture Series” an author talk followed by a book signing with Dr. Edward Westermann, his lecture entitled “Drunk on Genocide? Alcohol and Atrocity in the Holocaust“.  The event will take place, Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month which is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The Internet touches almost all aspects of everyone’s daily life, whether we realize it or not. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is designed to engage and educate public and private sector partners through events and initiatives to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity, provide them with the tools and resources needed to stay safe online, and increase the resiliency of the Nation in the event of a cyber incident.

Please join us at our four of our South Texas College Libraries for a presentation about the resources you need to stay safe and secure online.

Wednesday, October 10th. Mid-Valley Campus Library, E1.106 at 10am. 

Thursday, October 11th. Technology Campus Auditorium at 10am. 

Tuesday, October 16th, Starr Campus Library, Event Room K1.200 at 10am.

Thursday, October 18th, Pecan Campus Library, F-102 at 10am.

 

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.

Hispanic Heritage Month Film Series Presents

Join us as we kick off Hispanic Heritage Month! We’ll be showing two films at the Pecan Library room F102. Tuesday, September 18th we’ll be showing “The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo” at 11:30 am and on Wednesday, September 19th we’ll be showing “Latino Americans” at 1pm.

Wednesday, September 19, we’ll also be showing “The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo” at the Mid-Valley at 12pm.  We’ll also be showing “Latino Americans” at the Tech Campus Library at 11am.

“The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo” is a genre-defying film about the life of a radical Chicano lawyer, author and countercultural icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta — the basis for the character Dr. Gonzo in “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” written by his friend, legendary journalist-provocateur Hunter S. Thompson.

“Latino Americans” chronicles the rich and varied history of Latinos, who have helped shaped our nation and have become, with more than fifty million people, the largest minority in the United States. This companion to the landmark PBS miniseries vividly and candidly tells how the story of Latino Americans is the story of our country.

 

South Texas Ceramic Showdown: Continued Connections. Variable Directions.

South Texas College gears up for its 12th annual Ceramics Conference.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018—
6:00pm –8:00pm Opening Receptions at the STC Library Art Gallery and STC Building B Gallery.

Thursday, June 21, 2018—
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 22, 2018—
9:00am – 12:00pm Clay Demonstrations at Ceramic Studio, B 115
1:30pm – 3:30pm Ceramic Art Talk with Benjie Heu & Ron Fondaw, STC Library Rainbow Room

South Texas College brings the Rio Grande Valley its twelfth annual ceramics exhibition and conference, “Continued Connections. Variable Directions.” The exhibit will be on view from June 4 to August 8, 2018, at the college’s Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery and June 4 to July 5 at the Art Building B Gallery. The galleries and ceramic studio are located at 3201 West Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. The event includes a full display of ceramic work by distinguished ceramicists Benjie Heu and Ron Fondaw as well as ceramic work from 15 universities and community colleges across the U.S, including ceramic work by STC and UTRGV students.

The three-day South Texas Ceramic Showdown will begin with an opening reception on June 20 at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery and Art Building B Gallery from 6-8 p.m. The workshop will continue with ceramic demonstrations on June 21 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. and June 22 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. at STC’s Pecan Campus Art Building (Bldg. B) Ceramic Studio. A lecture by ceramic artists Benjie Heu and Ron Fondaw will be held on Friday, June 22 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., adjacent to their exhibition, in the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room. All activities are free and open to the public.

“For the 2018 South Texas Ceramic Showdown, we will have more collaborations expected than in the past with a few more top notch ceramic programs in the mix,” said Chris Leonard, Ceramic Showdown organizer and STC Ceramics Professor. “We are very happy to have Benjie Heu and Ron Fondaw in the mix as the established clay artists who share the geography of the ‘Show Me State.’ Benjie and Ron share a short but meaningful friendship, are well versed in the ceramic tradition, and have deep histories as productive and innovative artists and teachers. The collaboration that they are dreaming up should be very cool as South Texas heats up.”

Benjie Heu is a Professor of Ceramics at Southeast Missouri State University. He received his MFA in Ceramics at Ohio University and exhibits internationally. His work is deeply personal and a narrative of the journey of self-discovery. His work discusses his family, food, medicine, spirituality, and human nature.

Ron Fondaw is a ceramic artist whose current work investigates the relationship between the mind, body, and environment. Fondaw is known for his more than thirty site-specific installations in locations such as New York City, Denmark, and China. He received his MFA from the University of Illinois and is a Professor of Ceramics at Washington University in St. Louis.

Participating institutions in the collaborative ceramic constructions include: Arizona Western College, Baylor University, Clarion University, Edinboro University, Lawrence University, Mesa Community College, Montana State University, South Texas College, Southeast Missouri State University, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, The University of North Texas, The University of Texas San Antonio, Victoria College, and Washington University in Saint Louis.

South Texas College 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 Gina Otvos at (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/lag.

Ceramic Showdown Event June 20-22

 

Sabor a Mí

The exhibition Sabor a Mí will be on view from June 1 to July 12, 2018, at the STC Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery on the first floor. The event will include artwork from international and contemporary artists: Macarena Peña, Monica Ramirez, Ana Marie Sanchez Varela, Ruby Avila, Irma Garza Garcia, Fany Mares, Benjamin Varela, and Diana Montemayor.  The exhibit is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Gina Otvos at (956) 871-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu.