Jovita Gonzalez Lecture Series Presents: Dr. Brenda Sendejo

Writer and scholar Dr. Brenda Sendejo will be visiting South Texas College this March during our Jovita Gonzalez Lecture Series.

Dr. Sendejo will visit three of South Texas College’s campuses, starting with a visit on March 4, 2020, at 1:00 pm, she will be at the Mid-Valley Campus Library, then she will visit Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room at 6:00 pm. On March 5, 2020 at 10:00 am, Dr. Sendejo will conclude her visit at the Starr County Campus Library.

Dr. Sendejo is a Chicana/Tejana feminist anthropologist who researches spiritual activism and the Chicana feminist movement in Texas. Her book manuscript in progress is titled, The Face of God Has Changed: Chicana Feminism and the Politics of Spirituality in the Borderlands. Sendejo employs feminist and decolonial pedagogies and methodologies as an educator-scholar and Director of the Latina History Project, an intergenerational oral history/digital archival project that documents Chicana/Latina feminism and activism in Texas since the 1960s. She is a contributor to Chicana Movidas: New Narratives of Activism and Feminism in the Movement Era, edited by Maylei Blackwell, Maria Cotera, and Dionne Espinoza (UT Press, 2018). In that essay Sendejo examines the intellectual genealogy of Chicana feminism and its roots in Austin, Texas. Sendejo currently serves as Associate Professor and Chair of Feminist Studies at Southwestern University, and affiliate faculty in Anthropology, Latin American and Border Studies, and Race and Ethnicity Studies

Her research explores how prominent Mexican American writers of Mexican descent, such as Jovita González, used literature to respond to the dominative history of the United States.

For more information about these events please contact Angelica Maria Garcia  at (956)872-2277 or amgarcia@southtexascollege.edu.

 

Call for UFO Artwork – All Mediums

Now accepting artwork for upcoming UFO exhibition. Please submit one UFO or space themed artwork, in any medium, to South Texas College Library Art Gallery, 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen, TX  78501. Deadline is March 2 and admission is free and open to the public. For more information, email gotvos@southtexascollege.edu.

This call for art will run concurrently with “Dream Believer,” an exhibition of artwork by Esther Pearl Watson on view March 26 through May 15 at the STC Pecan Campus Library.


Explore Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection

Database Spotlight

Interested in learning more about Hispanic heritage? Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection (Series 1 & Series 2) draws its content from the Recovering the U.S. Hispanic Literary Heritage Project, the largest national project ever to locate, preserve, and disseminate Latino-Hispanic culture of the United States in its written form.

Series 1 is an archive of historical content covering Hispanic history, literature, political commentary, and culture in the United States. The creative life of U.S. Latinos and Hispanics is highlighted focusing on the intellectual vigor and traditional values that have characterized them from the earliest moments of this country’s history through the present. Series 2 is an archive of rare manuscripts, books and newspapers – including rare anarchist newspapers – are presented in their original form. Much of the content is written, indexed and searchable in Spanish and English.

What can you find on Arte Público?

  • Hundreds of rare books by Latino-Hispanic Americans
  • Over 3,000 issues of rare historical newspapers and periodicals, including over 75,000 pages of content
  • Over 250,000 pages of personal and organizational manuscript content
  • Content indexed and searchable in Spanish and English
  • Content written in Spanish (80%) and English (20%)

You can access the Arte Público Hispanic Historical Collection (Series 1 & Series 2) from this blog post or from our Databases page.
Contributed by Librarian, Angelica Maria Garcia.


Bruno: The Legacy of an Artist – Educator

South Texas College Library looks at impact of mentorship in new exhibition

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The South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery, in collaboration with STC’s Visual Art Department, presents an exhibition that encompasses both floors of the STC Library featuring original work by the late Bruno Andrade, curated by his son Trey Andrade.

The Gallery proudly presents “Bruno: The Legacy of an Artist – Educator”, an exhibit that began in January and lasting until February 27, 2020.

There will be a closing reception from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. on Thursday, Feb. 27th in McAllen. Rolando Reyna and Joe Peña will lead a lecture at 10 a.m. in the STC Library Rainbow Room and a workshop at 1 p.m. in the Art Building, B113. All events are free and open to the public.

“Bruno: The Legacy of an Artist – Educator,” is also comprised by a simultaneous exhibition of artwork by Andrade’s former students, most of whom have gone on to be professional artists themselves. Their work will be exhibited on the first floor of the library, and offers insight into the relationship of mentors and the lasting impact of instructors.

STC Visual Art Professors, Luis Corpus and Richard Smith, were both students of Andrade at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. Corpus attending from 2006-2009, and Smith from 1986-89.

“Acknowledging Bruno’s impact is a reflection upon our own successes and the foundation that education provides in general,” said Corpus, who is now Art Department Chair and art instructor at South Texas College.

“Bruno showed me how to find my voice through paint,” Smith said about the late professor.

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 STC Library Art Gallery Coordinator, Gina Otvos at (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Pecan Library entrance

Welcome to the Library


Welcome to South Texas College Library! Join us as we highlight some of the services that we offer students, faculty, and the community in this short video.

Whether you need a quiet place to study, print out a research paper, or even find an ebook, the South Texas College Library is here to help. Come visit us!

 

The Wound of the Malinches

STC’s Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery hosts an exhibition of site-specific installation.

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Reception & Performance: March 10 from 6 to 7 p.m. | Lecture: 11:30 a.m.

South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery presents “The Wound of the Malinches,” an installation exhibition by ceramic artist Leticia Lowry-Garcilazo. On Tuesday, March 10, the library will host a lecture at 11:30 in E 1.106 followed by a performance and reception at 6:00 p.m. in E 1.210 located at 400 N Border Ave in Weslaco, Texas. Admission is free and open to the public.

Leticia Lowry-Garcilazo recently completed her Master’s in Fine Arts degree at The University of Texas at Rio Grande Valley. Through her work she is an advocate for women’s rights.

About her work Leticia Lowry-Garcilazo says, “I was a spectator and I am a survivor of violence. I was tired and overwhelmed from being blamed. I learned to focus and deal with my anger through my work in the arts confronting and advocating for gender equality and women empowerment.”

The exhibit opens January 28 and runs through April 19, 2020.

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 Library Art Gallery Coordinator, Gina Otvos, at (956) 872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Alumni Series: Veronica Matamoros

South Texas College’s Technology Library exhibits photography by recent graduate.
Meet the artist: April 22, 12:00 p.m.

South Texas College’s Technology Campus Library Art Gallery presents “STC Alumni Series,” an exhibit featuring photographs by former STC student, Veronica Matamoros.

An opportunity to meet the artist and a reception will be held at 12:00 p.m. on April 22th at STC’s Technology Campus Library. The library is located at 3700 W. Military Hwy, Building A, in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Veronica Matamoros studied photography and received her Bachelor’s in Communication from La Universidad Iberoamerica de Puebla. She was recently awarded an Associate Degree in Imports and Exports at South Texas College. In this series of photographs, “Mi Gente,” Matamoros uses 35mm film to document people from her life in Puebla, Mexico.

The exhibit will be on view February 4 through May 4, 2020.

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 Library Art Gallery Coordinator, Gina Otvos, at (956) 872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Tejanx Borderz

STC Starr County Campus exhibit explores pattern and modern imagery
Lecture and reception: April 15, 11:30 a.m.

South Texas College’s Starr County Campus Library Art Gallery presents “Tejanx Borderz,” an exhibit featuring paintings by Mayra Zamora. The exhibit opens Tuesday, February 18 and will be on view through Monday, May 18, 2020 at the Starr County Campus on the second floor of the Academic Building, located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City. Admission is free and open to the public.

Mayra Zamora was born in Austin and raised in a small town of Tivoli, Texas. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Art and Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. Zamora focuses on what she considers the most important elements of art; line, shape, and color, while incorporating Mexican-American iconography.

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 (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.