Portraits of Summer: Paintings by R. Andes



Portraits of Summer


Featuring Artwork by Robert Andes

June 1 – July 25, 2016

Art Talk & Reception: June 16, 6-8pm

On Display at the Pecan Campus Library  (McAllen) (First Floor)

Impressionistic paintings bring summer to life at the STC Pecan Campus

The South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery is proud to present “Portraits of Summer”, an exhibit of paintings by Robert Andes. The exhibit will be on view from June 1st to July 25th, 2016, on the first floor of the STC Pecan Campus Library. On Thursday, June 16th there will be an art talk and exhibit reception from 6-8 p.m. where Robert Andes will discuss his work, inspiration, and process. The exhibit will run in conjunction with the 10th Annual South Texas Ceramic Showdown which will also have its opening reception on the same day and place. 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.

Robert Andes holds his M.F.A. in Painting from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Rich in light, his body of work parallels the figurative work explored by late 19th century impressionist painters which he applies to casual contemporary scenes: a South Texas beach, a market in New Mexico, or a lunch date in Paris.  The paintings in this exhibit excel at capturing and radiating the warm light of the summer that directly appeal to the viewer’s senses and imagination. Of his work, Andes says, “I seek to convey a sense of silent contemplation, emotion without words.” Andes is a native of New Hampshire and a painting instructor at Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas.

“Robert Andes’ skill of capturing everyday moments and his keen attention to light in his composition is superb.” Said Gina Otvos, Art Gallery Associate at South Texas College. “His work is sure to inspire both aspiring and professional artists as well as bring a warm, refreshing summer sensation to the South Texas College Library.”

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, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit http://library.southtexascollege.edu/lag.