Intersections of Perception and Self: A Study in Images


Artist Lecture: March 2, 1-2 pm

Reception: March 2, 5-7 pm

South Texas College Library celebrates Women’s History Month with a special exhibit

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 Wednesday, March 2nd, there will be a lecture with Socorro Rico at 1pm with a reception to follow from 5-7pm. 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.

Socorro Rico, “Coco,” uses visual metaphors to explore relationships and experiences of her past. These symbolic images recall the stories of her parents and childhood experiences that impact her identity. Equipped with two Masters of Fine Arts degrees in Printmaking from the University of Dallas and the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Rico spent many years as an art instructor, curator, artist assistant, and working artist in Texas. Since returning to her hometown of Lindsay, California she continues to be an active member of the printmaking community. Rico brings with her extensive knowledge of printmaking techniques.

“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