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Stories from the Front

Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin: Stories from the Front

Stories from the Front

Author Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin

Author Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin

In her newest book, Bronze Star-decorated combat commander Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin outlines her experiences and those of 13 other brave women and men affected by Military Sexual Trauma. Join us for a frank discussion about the invisible wounds left behind by assault, trauma, hardship, and combat. Copies of Stories from the Front: Pain, Betrayal, and Resilience on the MST Battlefield will be available for purchase and signing.

Event Title: “Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin: Stories from the Front”
Speaker: Colonel Lisa Carrington Firmin
Date: Wednesday October 19th, 2022

1PM in the Technology Campus Auditorium

6PM in the Pecan Campus Student Union Building

Cover of Stories from the Front: Pain, Betrayal, And Resilience On The MST Battlefield

After serving 30 years in the Air Force, and as its most senior-ranking Latina officer upon retirement, Colonel Carrington Firmin was horrified by the appalling murder of a fellow Latina, Army Specialist Vanessa Guillén, in April 2020. Vanessa’s horrific death became the catalyst for repressed memories of the colonel’s own sexual assault during initial training and the repeated sexual harassment she endured early in her career and catapulted her on a soul-searching journey to document others’ experiences and to advocate for change within the armed services. Her poem “Into the Light,” featured in Stories from the Front, captures her feelings and recounts how she came to end her silence on the negative aspects of her military career. The colonel is proud of her service and the strong bonds she had with so many military professionals, but acknowledges that now is the time to share the full reality of all that she experienced and endured.

Stories from the Front is published by Blue Ear Books on April 22, 2022, to commemorate the second anniversary of Vanessa Guillén’s murder.

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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.

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.

Fall Festival 2021

Fall Festival At Your Campus Libraries!

A hot air balloon floats in the sky.Join us the week of September 20th-23rd for our Fall Festival: Around the Library in 80 Days! Each campus library will be celebrating the start of the Fall semester, and we want you to come by for fun, information, and prizes!

Show up, get your ticket, visit the stations, and get your prize. It’s that easy!

Each event will be held from 11AM to 1PM. See below for the days each campus will be participating!

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ARTchitecture – An AEDT & Art Collaborative Exhibit

“ARTchitecture” explores the connections between visual art and architecture.

AEDT BannerTopic: AEDT ARTchitecture Open House, Presentations and Roundtable
When: Mar. 9, 2021 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada) – Virtual

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South Texas College Library Art Gallery continues its monthly spring semester series, “Parallels,” which highlights the connections between seemingly unconnected disciplines—Mathematics, AEDT, History, and Science– with Art.

“ARTchitecture,” features photographs, renderings and drawings by former and current students and faculty in the AEDT program and will be on view March 1 – August 20, 2021. The exhibit will be on view at the STC Technology Campus Library Art Gallery. The Technology Campus Library is located at 3700 W. Military Hwy in McAllen, Texas.

A full day of presentations about architecture, engineering, drafting and technology and its connection to the visual arts will take place on Tuesday, March 9th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants may join at any time and choose the sessions that are of interest. Participation is free and open to the public with registration.

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“The parallels between art and architecture have existed throughout history. It continues to be evident today. Needless to say, the beauty of their parallel influences is timeless,” Laura Salas, STC AEDT Program Chair and Associate Professor.

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

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Alumni Series: Veronica Matamoros

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

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 Bachelor’s in Communication from La Universidad Iberoamerica de Puebla. She was recently awarded an Associate 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 October 9, 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.

Facets

STC’s Technology Campus Library to host a metalworking exhibit.

Artist Lecture and Reception: November 7th at 6 p.m.

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “Facets,” an exhibit featuring a group of artists who work in wearable art and petite sculpture. The artwork in this show is made from diverse materials and moves away from the idea of commercial jewelry and pushes towards an investigation contemporary art.

This exhibit will be on view September 3 through December 6, 2019, at STC’s Technology Campus Library and will feature jewelry from artists: Gloria Valentina Reyes, Valeria Baltazar, Oscar O. Padrón., Ruxanda Musunoi, and Erica Marie Briones.

The artists will be available for questions during the reception on November 7th from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m at the Technology Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3700 W. Military Hwy, Bldg. A in McAllen. 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 academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information contact the gallery at (956) 872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Permanent Collection: New Work

South Texas College exhibits new artwork from its permanent collection.

MCALLEN, TEXAS – South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “Permanent Art Collection: New Works,” an exhibit displaying the college’s newest additions to its Permanent Art Collection. Over the years STC has built its collection from the artists they’ve exhibited since 2006.

The exhibition includes artwork by Tina Fuentes, Luis Corpus, Heaven Mendoza, and Mariela Gonzalez.

The exhibit will be on view at the Technology Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3700 W. Military Hwy, Bldg. A in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit opens Wednesday, June 19 and runs through August 9.

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