Marcando el Relampago

Marcando el Relámpago

South Texas College connects art with science in latest exhibition.

Nubita Naranja by Tina Fuentes

Tina Fuentes, Nubita Naranja, Oil on board, 12 x 12 in., 2017.

This year as part of the college’s larger Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, the South Texas College Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Marcando el Relámpago,” an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Tina Fuentes. The exhibit opens Monday, August 27 and runs through October 17, 2018. There will be a closing artist lecture on October 17 at 1 p.m. and a reception to follow from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery. The exhibit is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Tina Fuentes has been creating visual statements through drawings, paintings, and prints that bring her inner thoughts into a 2-D form for the past thirty years in Texas and New Mexico. Currently a painting and drawing professor at Texas Tech University, Fuentes’s most recent body of work has been inspired by the land and atmospheric phenomena of the vast desert corridor in West Texas.

This exhibit comes from a collaboration with scientist and fellow instructor at Texas Tech University, Dr. Eric Bruning, who studies atmospheric electricity, lightning and turbulence. Fuentes’s paintings capture the imagery and or sensory component of these patterns.

“This collaboration between artist and scientist reminds us that all the disciplines are interconnected,” said Gina Otvos, STC Library Art Gallery Associate. “I am excited to work with our science library liaison and faculty to see what kind of collaborations we can come up with here at STC.”

Scientist Dr. Eric Bruning conducting weather research for exhibition.

Scientist Dr. Eric Bruning conducting weather research for exhibition.

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

For more information contact Gina Otvos at 956-872-3488, or visit