deborah roberts

Intersections of Perception and Self: Deborah Roberts


Artist Lecture: Febdeborah robertsruary 18, 1-2 pm

Reception: February 18, 5-7 pm

The South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery is proud to present, in collaboration with the college’s Women’s History Month celebrations “Intersections of Perception and Self: A Study in Images.” The exhibit will be on view from February 18 until April 19, 2016. On Thursday, February 18, the exhibit will open with a lecture by artist Deborah Roberts at 1 p.m. and an opening reception from 5-7 p.m.  The artist will discuss their work, inspiration, and process at these events. The South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery is located at 3201 West Pecan Boulevard, Bldg. F, in McAllen. All exhibitions are free and open to the public.

Deborah Roberts is a nationally recognized mixed-media artist, from Austin, Texas, who holds a Master of Fine Arts and a Mater of Arts in both African and African American Studies from Syracuse University in New York. Working predominantly in collage, her artwork seeks to explore traditional and societal interpretations of beauty and how these ideals affect identity. Most notably, Robert’s work has been exhibited in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, Little Rock and Austin. Roberts received the San Francisco African American Legacy Scholarship in 2013, the Ginsberg-Klaus Award Fellowship in Los Angeles in 2014, and the President’s Point of Light Award from George Bush for her children’s art program, “Success Comes in Cans, Not in Cannots.”

“This exhibit serves to celebrate women artists,” said Gina Otvos, Art Gallery Associate. “Two artists show a connection through a study of images that have transformed the artists’ perceptions of self through disparate points of view and techniques.”

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.

For more information contact Gina Otvos, Library Art Gallery Associate, at 956-872-3488, or visit