Category Archives: Virtual Event

Pride Talk with Jo Reyes-Boitel

Author Visit with Jo Reyes-Boitel

Pride Talk with Jo Reyes-Boitel

Jo Reyes-Boitel is a queer, mixed-Latinx parent, poet, essayist, and playwright with a new book coming out in 2021. Tune in for a reading of her work and a talk on how she established her voice as a writer. This event is free, open to the public, and will be hosted on Zoom Webinar. Register at the link below!

Event Title: “Pride Author Talk with Jo Reyes-Boitel”

Speaker: Jo Reyes-Boitel

Date: Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Time: 6PM – 7PM CST

Register here: Webinar registration link

Juneteenth presentation

Juneteenth with JUSTUSarts

Header Image: How Many Freedom Songs Must We Sing Before Freedom Comes?

In honor of Juneteenth, STC Library is thrilled to present JUSTUSarts Educational Entertainment and their program “How Many Freedom Songs Must We Sing Before Freedom Comes?” Join us for a special performance by master storyteller Oba William King, vocalist Lisa Williams White, and drummer Mark Vaughn. Featuring selected poetry, old and original folk tales, and spoken word stories like only Oba can deliver. Ms. Lisa’s vocalizations and songs bring spirit, harmony, and an unmatched reverence for African American history and share the magnificence of the African American journey. Join us for a unique experience of African drumming and storytelling on Zoom webinar.

JUSTUSarts members Oba William King, Lisa Williams White, and Mark Vaughn

Event Title: “How Many Freedom Songs Must We Sing Before Freedom Comes?”

Performer: JUSTUSarts Educational Entertainment

Date: Thursday June 17th, 2021

Time: 1PM – 2PM CST

Register here: Webinar registration link

A Brief History of African American Suffragists - Recording Available

A Brief History of African American Suffragists

A Brief History of African American Suffragists

Recording available here: A Brief History of African American Suffragists

STC Library is proud to invite Marcia Walker-McWilliams, Executive Director of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium at the University of Chicago Library, who will be presenting a brief history on African American suffragists.

Photo of Marcia Walker-McWilliams“This presentation will explore the generations of African American women who have sought the vote for themselves and their communities, from the earliest efforts of African American women suffragists in the eighteenth century to the work of African American suffragists in the 2020 election. At times their efforts aligned with the broader women’s suffrage movement, but the ‘double cross’ of race and sex dictated that African American women’s suffrage efforts confront the ways in which race discrimination in addition to sex discrimination influenced their disfranchisement. Whereas the broader suffrage movement largely culminated in 1920 with the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, African American suffragists continued their pursuit of a vote held captive by Jim Crow. This presentation offers insight into their struggles and explores how African American suffragists are born every day.”

Chef talk & cooking demo

Chef Medrano on The Cooking Spot

Chef Adan Medrano on the Cooking Spot

Check out the recording on the Culinary Arts YouTube page: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMrUYBlft0k

STC Library and the STC Culinary Arts department is thrilled to announce that we will have Chef Adán Medrano as a guest on the Culinary Arts live streaming show The Cooking Spot. Chef Medrano was recently the subject of a documentary  about South Texan cuisine, Truly Texas Mexican. Chef Medrano is the author of a cookbook of the same name, which you can also find in our library collection! Join us for a special talk and a cooking demonstration.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be conducted through Zoom.

Chef Adán Medrano

Event Title: “Chef Adán Medrano on the Cooking Spot”

Speaker: Chef Adán Medrano

Date: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm CST

Involution

Involution: A Science & Art Collaborative Exhibit

The STC Library Art Gallery investigates art and science in a new ceramics and mixed-media exhibit.
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 The art exhibit “Involution: A Science & Art Collaboration” currently encompasses both floors of the STC’s library at its Pecan Campus featuring the work of ceramicist and Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford, Dr. Hideo Mabuchi (above) as well as artwork and scientific explorations by STC faculty, students, and the general public. Dr. Mabuchi will discuss his artistic practice and the science behind his ceramics on Tuesday, May 4 at 3 p.m.  

South Texas College Library Art Gallery continues its monthly spring semester series, “Parallels,” which highlights the connections between seemingly unconnected disciplines. “Involution: A Science & Art Collaboration” encompasses both floors of the library with ceramicist and Stanford Professor of Applied Physics, Dr. Hideo Mabuchi on the second floor, as well as artwork and scientific explorations by STC Faculty, Students, and the general public. The exhibit will be on view through July 30th at the STC Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd, Bldg. F in McAllen, Texas.

On Tuesday, May 4th at 3 PM, Dr. Hideo Mabuchi will discuss his artistic practice and the science behind his ceramics. STC Science and Art Department Faculty presentations will follow by Dr. Ravindra Nandigam, STC Physics & Engineering Chair; Chris Leonard, M.F.A., STC Art & Ceramics Instructor; Dr. Enriqueta Cortez, STC Chemistry Chair; and Dr. Maria Cervantes, STC Biology Chair. The event will be live and is free and open to the public with registration.

Hideo Mabuchi earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University. Mabuchi teaches and conducts research as a Professor of Applied Physics at Stanford University where he has developed courses that integrate art and science. Mabuchi has previously been named MacArthur Fellow in recognition of the creativity of his scientific work.

About his work, Mabuchi says, “My vessels’ surfaces show a range of hues representative of wood firing without applied glazes, which are produced by intricate microscopic behaviors of iron, oxygen, and silicon as clay cools in the kiln at the end of a firing.  With our eyes, we see flashes of color but with microscopes, we may glimpse dramatic histories of crystallization.  With increasing magnification, we find landscapes within landscapes.

Hideo Mabuchi

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage students in understanding art and its role in culture, supporting academic curriculum, and inspiring continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

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

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civil war featured

War and Peace on the Rio Grande

South Texas College Library looks at history of the Rio Grande Valley in new Civil War exhibit

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South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery and History department proudly present UTRGV’s CHAPS traveling exhibit “War & Peace on the Rio Grande, 1861-1867” at STC’s Mid-Valley Library, which begins on April 5, and will be on view until June 30.

The Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery is located at 400 N. Border in Weslaco, TX.

Roseann Bacha GarzaCivil War on Rio GrandeExhibit coordinator Roseann Bacha-Garza will speak on April 13 at 3 p.m., on the Civil War, as well as its history and impact on the border region. In her presentation, Garza is expected to explain how historic storytelling relates to both art history and the coordination of exhibits. *click here to access eBook

 

 

Marianne MonsonWomen of Blue & Gray

Author Marianne Monson is also slated to speak on her book “Women of the Blue and Gray: True Civil War Stories of Mothers, Medics, Soldiers, and Spies,” on April 27 at 3 p.m., covering those diverse women who defied norms to participate in the war as abolitionists, teachers, and soldiers.

The Parallel series has been developed to highlights the connections between seemingly unconnected disciplines—Mathematics, AEDT, History, and Science– with Art.

All events are free and open to the public.

History Database Spotlight: History Study Center

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 the 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/libraryartgallery.

Logo with image of Shakespeare and the title of the event.

Shakespeare’s Anatomy of Love: Much Ado About Nothing

A recording of this lecture is now available: https://youtu.be/2ogILax0p0E

STC Library presents scholar, author, and professor Dr. Paul Cantor of the University of Virginia, who will be discussing Shakespeare’s play, “Much Ado About Nothing.”

“Shakespeare’s contemporaries promoted an overly idealistic—and hence impractical—view of love, which bred overly cynical views of love in reaction. In Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare used all his considerable comedic skills to debunk these false ideas of love, and thereby to reintegrate alienated lovers into society, and restore the healthy role of love as a force for community.”

STC students, faculty, and staff are invited to enjoy film versions of the play, “Much Ado About Nothing,” from 1984, 1993, and 2012. The play can also be read in full, here. Access to these resources requires an STC username and password.

A free, online version of the play, “Much Ado About Nothing,” can be accessed by the public, here.

Architecture featured

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

Take a Virtual Tour below!

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.

Schedule

“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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Mathematically Artistic and Then Some

The STC Library celebrates long-time RGV educator and artist with an exhibition and virtual workshop.

Lisa Irby BannerImage: Lisa Irby, “Face of the Family,” Cut paper on tagboard.

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.

“Mathematically Artistic and Then Some,” featuring paintings and paper cut designs by Dr. Lisa Irby, will be on view at the STC Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery, second floor, February 1 to March 23, 2021. The STC Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd., Bldg. F in McAllen, Texas.

Workshop materials:
– 9 x 12” Black tagboard or any thick surface to apply cut paper pieces
– Cardstock, assorted colors
– Glue, craft preferred
– Scissors
– Ruler
– Pencil
– Eraser, white gum Preferred
– Double-sided Tape
– Mod Podge, to cover finished artwork

Dr. Lisa Irby received her Educational Doctorate in 2002 and a Masters of Counseling and Guidance in 1987. From 1988 to 2018 as a teacher, instructional facilitator, and school administrator she served students, teachers and parents in both the public and private school sectors. Her instructional approach to education allowed her to incorporate artwork as a means of connecting the various educational disciplines. Irby is now a full time artist, working mostly in acrylicpainting and more recently, drawing on her previous experience as a stained glass artist, she creates vibrant and intricate cut paper designs. Dr. Irby also serves in local committees that seek to uplift African American history and voices in the Rio Grande Valley.

“My paintings and works are invitations for my viewers to experience color through subtle nuances or bold, dramatic displays.  The unique characteristics of each of my images are meant to inspire conversations, penetrate imaginations, and ultimately entice viewers to linger longer and experience my passion for art and creative expression,” says Irby

Irby Poster

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.

Black History Month Virtual Event: “Learning to Love Lincoln”

A recording of this lecture is now available: https://youtu.be/0Zvas_1Q0GM

STC Library presents scholar, author, and professor Diana Schaub of Loyola University Maryland, who will be discussing Frederick Douglass’s speech, “Oration in Memory of Lincoln.”

“Having originally been a severe critic of Abraham Lincoln, the radical abolitionist Frederick Douglass grew to appreciate Lincoln’s prudential statesmanship. In his 1876 “Oration in Memory of Lincoln” he recapitulated that intellectual and emotional journey for the benefit of all Americans.”

All are invited to read this important, captivating speech by Frederick Douglass prior to the event. The speech is available to STC students, faculty, and staff through STC library’s ebook collection at this link, and also available to the general public here.