Deceptively Delicious by Alexis Ramos

Alexis Ramos portraitFormer STC Culinary Student makes life-like pastry sculptures.

MCALLEN, TEXAS – South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery presents “Deceptively Delicious,” an exhibit featuring ceramic works by local artist Alexis Marie Ramos. Her work will be on display during South Texas College’s thirteenth annual Ceramic Conference.

Alexis Ramos was born in Weslaco, Texas and began her education as an STC Culinary student. She is currently enrolled in the University Texas Rio Grande Valley graduate program for Fine Arts.

Ramos spent two years exploring clay slips in order to create realistic looking ceramic cakes and fused traditional cake decorating techniques with ceramic sculpture to create these “deliciously deceptive delicacies.” Ramos explores the culture of food and the relationships we develop with food as a coping mechanism. By extension, she hopes to bring awareness to a pandemic affecting South Texas and the health-related complications that can arise from the abuse of this relationship with food.

There will be a workshop on June 18 from 8 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. at the Pecan Campus Ceramic Lab, B 115, 3201 W Blvd, McAllen, TX. The exhibit will be held at the STC Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery, E 1.210, 400 N Border Ave in Weslaco, TX. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit opens Tuesday, June 4 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.