Category Archives: Pecan Campus

Flyer for Black History Month

Black History Month

The South Texas College Library has a variety of activities scheduled throughout the month of February to celebrate Black History Month. Festivities kick off on Wednesday, February 7, with guest speaker presentation from Dr. Dawson Barrett, Youth Activism from SNCC to Black Lives. The presentations will be at 6:00 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.

The celebration continues on throughout the month. On Monday, February 12 at 10:00 am, at the Pecan Campus Library in F-102 we will be showing the documentary I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO.  An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for. There will be a second showing of I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO on Tuesday, February 13 at 1:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library in F-102. 

On Thursday, February 15 at 6:00 pm, the Pecan Campus  Auditorium in building D we will be showing Oscar Nominated film GET OUT. Now that Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and his girlfriend, Rose (Allison Williams), have reached the meet-the-parents milestone of dating, she invites him for a weekend getaway upstate with Missy and Dean. At first, Chris reads the family’s overly accommodating behavior as nervous attempts to deal with their daughter’s interracial relationship, but as the weekend progresses, a series of increasingly disturbing discoveries lead him to a truth that he never could have imagined.  There will also be a brief introduction and a Q&A after the film.

On Wednesday, February 21 at 10:00 am, the Starr Campus Library and at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room, will be hosting Dr. Marcia Walker-McWilliams author of the book Reverend Addie Wyatt.  Labor leader, civil rights activist, outspoken feminist, African American clergywoman–Reverend Addie Wyatt stood at the confluence of many rivers of change in twentieth century America. The first female president of a local chapter of the United Packinghouse Workers of America, Wyatt worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. and Eleanor Roosevelt and appeared as one of Time magazine’s Women of the Year in 1975.

Also on Wednesday, February 21 at 12:00pm, at the Mid-Valley Campus Library in A-105, we will be showing the documentary I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO.  An Oscar-nominated documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism. I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter. It is a film that questions black representation in Hollywood and beyond. And, ultimately, by confronting the deeper connections between the lives and assassination of these three leaders, Baldwin and Peck have produced a work that challenges the very definition of what America stands for.

To conclude the events for Black History Month, on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:00 pm, the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room, we there will be a Round Table Debate: “Is Libertarianism Inherently Racist?” with John Terry, Dr. Aaron Wilson, William Greene and Dr. Andres Molina.

For more information on the events please contact, Angelica Maria Garcia at 956-872-2277 or via email amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu

 

David McGee: New Work

“Ragnar” by David McGee, oil wire and glue on canvas, 60 x 48 in., 2016.

Houston artist David McGee exhibits at South Texas College
Talk by artist David McGee slated for Feb. 22

MCALLEN, TX (Feb 16, 2018 ) – The South Texas College (STC) Library Art Gallery has curated an exhibit entitled, “David McGee: New Work” featuring the work of Houston artist David McGee that will be on display until Feb. 25, 2018.

David McGee’s work explores identity and experience. This exhibition features McGee’s large-scale, heavily textured abstract paintings he made during a one-year sabbatical on the Bolivar Peninsula, a remote area near Galveston, and his signature watercolor figurative drawings. McGee recently finished a 20-year retrospective at the Houston Museum of African American Culture.

“My paintings are also heavily influenced by my love of literature and film. I seldom go back and forth from the style of abstract painting to that of the figure, but by all facts and vocabulary, everything is abstract. So the paintings adhere to no stylistic allegiance, but just the emotional weight of what is to be human,” said McGee.

The exhibit is located on the second floor of the STC Pecan Campus Library. The exhibition and lecture are part of the college’s larger annual Black History Month celebration.

The event is free and open to the public.

WHAT: STC’s Library Art Gallery Exhibition “ David McGee: New Work”
WHO: Houston Artist, David McGee
WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at 1pm . A reception will follow from 5p.m.-7p.m.
WHERE: Pecan Campus library Rainbow Room
3201 W.Pecan Blvd McAllen, Building F

For more information, contact Gina Otvos at gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or 956- 872-3488. For a complete listing of events visit: https://library.southtexascollege.edu/LibraryArt.

Sarah Castillo: Art as an Embodied Practice

Sarah Castillo

South Texas College Presents: Sarah Castillo | Art as an Embodied Practice: Artistic Expression, Conocimiento, and Identity formation. 

Sarah Castillo is the co-founder of the Chicana Art Collective, Mas Rudas, in San Antonio who create video, photography, painting, sculpture, fiber, performance, audio, and text installations since 2009. She is also the gallerist and founder of Lady Base Gallery whose mission supports women and LGBTQIA+ artists.  She recently received her M.A. in bi-cultural Studies from UTSA with the thesis: Art as an Embodied Practice: Artistic Expression, Conocimiento, and identity formation. 

 
ON DISPLAY: MARCH 1 – MAY 1, 2018
ART TALK: MARCH 1, 1:00PM
RECEPTION: 5-7PM (PECAN LIBRARY ART GALLERY)

100 Women, 100 Words

South Texas College to host  “100 Women,100 Words” Exhibition Reception  

MCALLEN, TX (Feb 28, 2018 ) – The South Texas College Art Department and Library Art Gallery have curated an exhibit entitled, “100 Women, 100 Words” to honor South Texas Women who have made an impact in the community. The exhibition will be on display until May 16, 2018.

On Thursday, March 1 from 5 to 7 pm there will be a reception to celebrate the exhibition at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery. The reception will mark the opening of the college’s broader annual Women’s History Month celebration and will include light refreshments, guitar by Micaela Miranda, and readings by local poets.

“In the Rio Grande Valley, a tremendous number of women have made and continue to make a difference in our community through their generosity and dedication. The participants are native and non-native to the RGV and include educators, business owners, community activists, and artists,” said Gina Otvos, Library Art Gallery Associate.  “Their contributions through their work, community service, and philanthropy positively impact literacy and education, the arts, social causes, and the environment in the Valley. We are excited to share the visual and literal stories these women have to tell.”

The event is free and open to the public.

WHAT:     “100 Women, 100 Words” Exhibition Reception                       
WHO:       Women have made and continue to make a difference in our community
WHEN:     Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 5 p.m.
WHERE:  Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery  
                 3201 W.Pecan Blvd McAllen, Building F

For more information, contact Gina Otvos at gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or 956- 872-3488. For a complete listing of events visit: https://library.southtexascollege.edu/LibraryArt.

Macarena Peña: Wings & Love

Exhibit on view: Feb, 7 – Mar. 7, 2018
South Texas College Pecan Library

Macarena Peña, known as Ma K Art was born in McAllen, Texas and started painting in oil in 1997 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon. Macarena became blind in 1999. She revived her artistic abilities as a blind artist in 2015 when she became the co-founder of Visual Challenges Art Project in conjunction with the National Federation of the Blind. Peña is an active advocate for the blind and visually impaired.

Macarena creates her work using vivid colors and different textures; the artist communicates through the canvas what the eyes cannot see but what the heart can feel. Macarena’s inspiration comes from life emotions that can only be seen with the heart.Macarena Peña Exhibit on view February 7 through March 7

International Games Day @ Your Library

National Games Day was started by Jenny Levine and Scott Nicholson in 2007. This free event grew out of an idea to attempt to set a world’s record for the number of people playing the same game at the same time at libraries around the world. National Games Day became International Games Day (IGD) in 2012 and International Games Week (IGW) in 2017. It has grown to include events on all seven continents. Even today, it is still raising awareness of games and gaming in libraries to publishers and the public. This event has become a valuable way for libraries and their communities to join together and engage in play each year.

This year we will be having gaming day @ your library on, Wednesday, November 15 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.  We will have video games, board games, card games and trivia games.

Join us!

Jose de la Luz Saenz Lecture Series Presents – Dr. Anthony Quiroz

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. Anthony Quiroz, his lecture entitled “Let All of Them Take Heed” Activism and the Ongoing Struggle for Equality.  The event will take place, Wednesday, November 8 at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.

Veteran Quilt Exhibit

South Texas College Library exhibits military quilts for the second year.

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery and the college’s Communication Dept. proudly present a special Veteran’s Day exhibit by the Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild. The exhibit opens Wednesday, November 1 and runs through Thursday, November 31, 2017.  STC Veteran’s Affairs will be having a Veteran’s Fair at the same location from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Texas Veterans Commission, Employers seeking Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Family Endeavors, VIDA, UTRGV Transition, and more. The exhibit and event are located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The Rio Grande Valley Quilt Guild’s Military Service Quilts Program creates quilts with military designs and then gives the quilts during a ceremony to recognize veteran service. The Quilt Guild intends to increase awareness and recognize veteran service in our community. The RGV Quilt Guild offers programs and workshops as well as opportunities to exhibit.

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

 

Veteran’s Expo 2017

Please join us, Wednesday, November 8, 2017, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the South Texas College Pecan Campus Library for the 2017  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

Place: An Interactive Exhibit about Surroundings

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery proudly presents “PLACE,” a mixed-media, interactive exhibit. The exhibit opens Thursday, October 26 and runs through Friday, December 8, 2017. There will be an artist lecture and opening reception on October 26 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.

Three artists explore the psychological, political, and environmental aspects of surroundings. Chavez (BA St. Edwards, Photocommunication) works with dyslexia to create a visual language of her surroundings. Freeman (MFA UTSA, Printmaking) looks at the shadows cast by the US Border Wall and examines how a political barrier in the landscape becomes part of resident’s consciousness. Nicol (MFA UTSA, Drawing) uses minimally altered natural materials to create ecological sculptures that embrace the integrity of the environment and reflect the abstract inner spaces of consciousness.

The exhibit will also be a “makerspace” for students and community to create their own ideas and join the exhibit.

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