Category Archives: Starr County Campus

Tejanx Borderz

STC Starr County Campus exhibit explores pattern and modern imagerySouth 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 Friday, December 11, 2020 at the Starr County Campus Library, 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.

On April 22, 2020, Library Art Gallery Coordinator, Gina Otvos, and Amanda Jasso, MLS, spoke with Mayra Zamora about her artwork, inspiration and process. The artist interview can be viewed here:

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.

Texas Poet Laureate-Emmy Perez

Emmy Pérez will visit three of South Texas College’s campuses, starting with a visit on Monday, April 13, 2020, at 10:00 am,  at the STARR Campus Library Event Room K1.200, Tuesday, April 14, 2020 she will visit Mid-Valley Campus Library BI Lab E1.106  at 1:00 pm and concluding at Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room at 6:00 pm.

Emmy Pérez, Texas Poet Laureate 2020, has lived in the Texas borderlands for the past 19+ years, the first six in El Paso where she has family roots before she moved to McAllen where she currently lives. She is the author of the poetry collections With the River on Our Face (University of Arizona Press) and Solstice (Swan Scythe Press). A volume of her New and Selected poems is forthcoming from TCU Press, Texas Poet Laureate series.

For more information about these events please contact Angelica Maria Garcia  at (956)872-2277 or amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu.

Jovita Gonzalez Lecture Series Presents: Dr. Brenda Sendejo

Writer and scholar Dr. Brenda Sendejo will be visiting South Texas College this March during our Jovita Gonzalez Lecture Series.

Dr. Sendejo will visit three of South Texas College’s campuses, starting with a visit on March 4, 2020, at 1:00 pm, she will be at the Mid-Valley Campus Library, then she will visit Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room at 6:00 pm. On March 5, 2020 at 10:00 am, Dr. Sendejo will conclude her visit at the Starr County Campus Library.

Dr. Sendejo is a Chicana/Tejana feminist anthropologist who researches spiritual activism and the Chicana feminist movement in Texas. Her book manuscript in progress is titled, The Face of God Has Changed: Chicana Feminism and the Politics of Spirituality in the Borderlands. Sendejo employs feminist and decolonial pedagogies and methodologies as an educator-scholar and Director of the Latina History Project, an intergenerational oral history/digital archival project that documents Chicana/Latina feminism and activism in Texas since the 1960s. She is a contributor to Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era, edited by Maylei Blackwell, Maria Cotera, and Dionne Espinoza (UT Press, 2018). In that essay Sendejo examines the intellectual genealogy of Chicana feminism and its roots in Austin, Texas. Sendejo currently serves as Associate Professor and Chair of Feminist Studies at Southwestern University, and affiliate faculty in Anthropology, Latin American and Border Studies, and Race and Ethnicity Studies

Her research explores how prominent Mexican American writers of Mexican descent, such as Jovita González, used literature to respond to the dominative history of the United States.

For more information about these events please contact Angelica Maria Garcia  at (956)872-2277 or amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu.

 

Dia de los Muertos: Los Siglos Nos Llaman. Que Nos Dicen?

In commemoration of Día de los Muertos, come hear about the different (and sometimes startling) roots of Mexican American culture. What do our antepasados (ancestors) have to say to us? Do they speak only through sugar skulls and the movie “Coco”, or can they tell Mexican Americans where they’re going by showing them where they’ve been?  Mr. Gilberto Reyes Jr, will be presenting.

Please join us, Tuesday, October 29, 2019 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the STARR Campus in Building K1.200.

Jose de la Luz Saenz Lecture Series Presents – Susan Meissner

The  Library Services presents “José de la Luz Saenz Veterans Lecture Series” an author talk followed by a book signing with Ms. Susan Meissner, her book entitled “The Last Year of the War“.  The event will take place, Monday, November 18, 2019 at 10:00 am at the STARR Campus Library and 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.

Hispanic Heritage Month Documentary Series Presents: ALTAR

Click on a movie poster or scroll down to see when and where we’ll be showing ALTAR!

ALTAR: Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges

A documentary film directed by Paola Zaccaria and Daniele Basilio (2009). Research, script and executive production: Paola Zaccaria. Produced by Università di Bari and Regione Puglia. Assessorato al Mediterraneo.

In this documentary on Gloria Anzaldúa, the effort has been to document how her creative mind worked visually, how she was interested in art, and consequently her influence on women artists. After having gone through Anzaldúa’s papers (published and unpublished works, graphic works, collection of posters, buttons and t-shirts, etc.) collected at Austin University, Texas, I have been able to map her links with artists, activists and cultural centers and interviewed women who were inspired by her thinking and poetics (such as Liliana Wilson, Santa Barraza, Juana Alicia, Amalia-Mesa Bains, Antonia Castañeda, Betita Martinez, Graciela Sanchez, Gloria Ramirez, Irene Reti, and al.). We have also shot articrafts, photographies, video, painting, murales inspired to other artists by her poetics and theory of la frontera.

On the Texas borderlands in McAllen, Mission, and Hidalgo (shot in April 2008, before the actual building of the wall), we captured the material passageways between Mexican and American borders along the Rio Grande-Rio Bravo River which were the source for the texture of crossing which makes her work so special (insider guide: Daniel García Ordaz ).
A special attention has been devoted to the poet’s altares reposited in the University Library of Santa Cruz, CA (curator: Irene Reti), which were an integral part of her spiritual life and creative process as a writer and may be the best picture to visualize the frame of her creative process.

Visit the ALTAR: Cruzando Fronteras, Building Bridges website


 


 



*Artwork courtesy of Celeste De Luna*
For more information, please contact, Angelica Maria Garcia amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu or at 956-872-2277

New Gallery in Starr Co.

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South Texas College Library and Art Department partner to offer exhibits in Rio Grande City.

Q & A and Reception: September 26th at 11:30 a.m.

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery and Art Department partner to bring rotating exhibits and art talks to the Starr County region. In this first collaboration, local artist Jose Suarez displays nine of his paintings in the upstairs corridor gallery of the STC Starr County Academic Building.

Suarez attended South Texas College after graduation from Juarez-Lincoln High School in La Joya and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. In a baroque style that is rich in realism and dramatic lighting, Suarez paints theatrical scenes inspired by his life in the Rio Grande Valley.

A talk with the artist will take place on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 AM at the Starr County Campus Academic Building E, 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City, TX. Light refreshments will be provided. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit opened on Sept. 10th and runs through Dec. 6, 2019.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding of art, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information, visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart or contact gotvos@southtexascollege.edu.

Women’s History Month Film Series

Please join us during the month of March, as all five campus libraries will be showing Women’s History Month documentaries. Below are the campus times and days when they will be showing.

 

Mid-Valley Library: 

Wonder Woman: The Untold Story of American Superheroines  – Tuesday, March 19, 2pm. BI LAB E1.106.

 

 

 

 

 

 


NAH Library: 

Women’s Power; Female Leadership Around the World  – Monday, March 18 @ 12pm. West Bldg B1.200.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Pecan Library:

Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present – Monday, March 18th @ 10:00 am & Thursday, March 21 at 8:30 am Room F-102

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women’s Power; Female Leadership Around the World  – Monday, March 18 @ 8:30 am & Thursday, March 21 at 10:00 am in F-102

 

 

 

 

 

 


STARR Library:

Wonder Woman: The Untold Story of American Superheroines  – Tuesday, March 27 @ 12pm. Room K1.200

 

 

 

 

 

 


TECH Library:

I am a Girl: Girls Around the World – Thursday, March 28 at 12:00 pm in Room A-179

Black History Month Lecture Series

February is nationally recognized as Black History Month, South Texas College Libraries is proud to present Ms. Virginia Cumberbatch and Ms. Leslie Blair on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at 10:00 am at the Starr County Campus Library, then at 6:00 pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room.  They will be speaking to us about their book “As We Saw It: The Story of Integration at the University of Texas at Austin”   In 2016, the University of Texas at Austin celebrated two important milestones: the thirtieth anniversary of the Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights and the sixtieth anniversary of the first black undergraduate students to enter the university. These historic moments aren’t just special; they are relevant to current conversations and experiences on college campuses across the country. The story of integration at UT against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South is complex and momentous—a story that necessitates understanding and sharing. Likewise, this narrative is inextricably linked to current conversations about students’ negotiations of identity and place in higher education . 

 

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Black History Month Film Series

Please join us during the month of February, as all five campus libraries will be showing Black History Month documentaries. Below are the campus times and days when they will be showing.

 

Mid-Valley Library: 

 

Broken on All Sides – Wednesday, February 13th @ 12pm. BI LAB E.106.

 

 

 

The Souls of Black Girls – Wednesday, February 20th @ 12pm. BI LAB E.106.

 

 


NAH Library: 

 

How Jack Became Black – Tuesday, February 12th @ 12pm. West Bldg B1.200.

 

 


Pecan Library:

 

Broken on All Sides – Monday, February 18th @ 11:30am. Room F-102.

 

 

 

How Jack Became Black – Wednesday, February 20th @ 1pm. Room F-102.

 

 


Starr Library

 

How Jack Became Black – Wednesday, February 20th @ 11:30am. Room K1.200.

 

 


Tech Library:

 

Broken on All Sides – Tuesday, February 12th @ 12pm. Room A-179.

 

 

 

How Jack Became Black – Wednesday, February 20th @ 12pm. Room A-179.

 

 

 

Hope to see you there!