Illustrating Their World

STC Technology Campus features exhibit by UTRGV Studio Art graduates

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Illustrations by Jessie Rodriguez and Roni Cortez

September 6 December 2, 2016 Technology Library

Art Talk: November 3, 6:00 7:00 PM Technology Library

MCALLEN, TX (November 1, 2016) -South Texas College’s Technology Campus Library presents “Illustrating Their World,” featuring illustrations by Valley artists Jessie Rodriguez and Roni Cortez.

An artist lecture and reception will be held at 6 p.m. on November 3 at STC’s Technology Campus Library. The library is located at 3700 W. Military Hwy in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public. . The exhibit opened Tuesday, September 6, and will be viewable to the public through Friday, December 2, 2016.

STC’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.

The Valley artists being exhibited produce dynamic illustrations that showcase their expertise in a wide range of styles.

“In this exhibit, we see a new generation of professional artist. Through hand-drawn illustration, both of these artists achieve highly skilled and refined drawings that interact with a storyline much like a comic book,” says Gina Otvos, STC Art Gallery Associate. “We are excited to support these emerging artists–one a former student of STC–and look forward to being transported into their illustrated, imaginative world.”

Roni Cortez and Jessie Rodriguez recently graduated from the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley with an emphasis in Drawing.

Rodriguez is a freelance illustrator residing in Pharr, Texas, and is known for his unique style of dry brush ink and watercolor combined in a character series. Roni Cortez’s illustrated series combines two illustrated characters that were created separately, but together these characters create a new story. Roni only relies on black and white ink to emphasize mystery.

For more information, contact Maximillian Garcia at 956-872-6207, or visit