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National Poetry Month Lecture Series Presents Traci Brimhall

 

South Texas College Libraries proudly presents National Poetry Month Lecture Series Ms. Traci Brimhall.

Traci Brimhall is the author of three books of poetry: Saudade (Copper Canyon); Our Lady of the Ruins (W.W. Norton), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; and Rookery (Southern Illinois University Press), winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award; as well as the forthcoming poetry-essay hybrid collection Come the Slumberless to the Land of Nod (Copper Canyon). Her poems and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Georgia Review, Poetry, Southern Review, and Best American Poetry. She’s an associate professor of creative writing at Kansas State University and lives in Manhattan, KS.

Please join us, Thursday, April 25, 2019, the Mid-Valley Library will host an author talk at 10:00 am, followed by a second author talk at then Pecan Campus Library Rainbow at 6:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Angélica María García at (956) 872-2277 or amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/newsevents/libraryevents/

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 . 

 

STC Alumni Art Show

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “STC Alumni: Carmen Castillo & Gabriela Cantú,” an exhibition by two local artists.

Castillo and Cantú both attended South Texas College  before going on to UTRGV and working as professional artists in the RGV. This show celebrates alumni who began their journey at STC and continue to make an impact on the area.

The Gallery will host an artist talk/reception on April 11 from 6-7 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.

The exhibit opens Tuesday, January 29 and runs through May 10, 2019.

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.

Sensoria

Sensoria by Jesse Amado

San Antonio artist creates artwork to stimulate the senses.

Jesse Amado’s “Sensoria” exhibition begins on March 6 at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery.

MCALLEN, TEXAS (Feb. 22, 2019) – South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Sensoria” an exhibition by San Antonio artist Jesse Amado, which begins on March 6 and runs through May 10, 2019 at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery

Amado will open the exhibit on March 6th with an artist talk at 1 p.m. followed by a reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the gallery located at 3201 W. Pecan Boulevard in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Amado received his Master of Fine Art degree in 1990 from the University of Texas San Antonio and is known for art that is conceptual and highly formal.

His work combines seminal pieces from the past, tracing the artist’s investigation of text, repetition, and communication while occupying the minimal space that hovers between life and art.

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

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Jesse Amado

A South Texas Ceramic Showdown Book Display

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While you observe the exhibit which will be on view from June 11-August 7, also take note of the library’s vast collection of Ceramics books and magazines.  For more information about the exhibit and about the Library Art Gallery, visit their website: library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery/.

These books are available to check out!

The book display is on the 2nd floor of the Pecan campus library.

Pecan Campus Library exhibits environment-inspired art

From the Series “After 2002” by Sara Waters.

From the Series “After 2002” by Sara Waters.

The Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery is proud to present “Parallels of Concept: Interpreter and Translator” featuring artworks by Sara Waters and Suzanne Paquette. The exhibit opens Thursday, Sept. 10 and will be on view through October 23, 2009. On Thursday, Sept. 24 art talks will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in STC’s Pecan Campus Building D Auditorium. A reception will take place that evening from 6 to 8 p.m. in STC’s Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery, Bldg. F. located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Waters is a professor of art at Texas Tech University in Lubbock where she teaches sculpture and drawing. She earned her Masters of Fine Art in Clay/Sculpture from Indiana University. Her work can be found in art collections at The Institute of Contemporary Ceramic Art in Shigaragi, Japan, Southwestern Bell, Compaq Computers, and the Texas Tech University Museum.

In regards to the exhibition Waters says, “The work reveals my interest in history and in documenting, or capturing, the moment. I attempt to work from a place of discovery and of response to my thoughts, emotions and environment.”

“Ascension” by Suzanne Paquette.

“Ascension” by Suzanne Paquette.

Paquette is from Quebec, Canada and earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. She has lived and worked as a professional artist in San Antonio, TX for the past 30 years. Her art can be found in permanent collections at the San Antonio Museum of Art, Tyler Museum of Art, and the San Angelo Museum of Art.

Paquette’s passion for natural sciences and the environment influenced her art since childhood. Today her paintings, sculptures and installations focus on images of heaven and earth.

Regarding her work, Paquette says, “I enjoy working in natural materials with a low-tech process. I attempt to manipulate materials to evoke some quality of the inherent nature of that particular substance. I am most satisfied when the energy of the image and the medium carry an equal balance of visual interest.”

“Waters and Paquette both approach sculpture through shaped mixed media paintings and installation intermingling,” said David Freeman, curator and programs coordinator for STC’s Library Art Gallery Program. “They expand the range of sculpture, performance, and painting to discover new visual concepts in a powerful and demanding manner.”

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery Program 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 call 872-3488.