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Yo Solita Me Enseñé

South Texas College presents Jenelle Esparza’s work about being self-taught.

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Yo Solita Me Enseñé,” a multi-media exhibit with photography, handmade paper, bronze sculpture, fabric, found objects, and film by Jenelle Esparza. The exhibit opens Monday, September 11 and runs through October 11. There will be a closing artist lecture on October 11 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.

Jenelle Esparza is a San Antonio-based artist who works primarily as a photographer. She was awarded the 2015 NALAC (Nat’l Association of Latino Arts and Culture) Artist Grant for her project El Color de la Obra about the interconnected histories of South Texas cotton fields. Esparza will be the Texas Artpace International artist in-residence for 2018. She is currently an Education Coordinator at the McNay Art Museum.

“We are excited and honored to work with Jenelle Esparza. Her dedication, thoughtfulness and ability to bring together under told stories of South Texas is exceptional,” said Gina Otvos, STC Art Gallery Associate. “The skill with which she moves between mediums will be exciting to experience.”

Esparza’s work looks both to her own and the collective history of South Texas with artwork such as hand-cast bronze cotton burrs and a photo of a vast cotton field titled, “Si La Tierra Podría Hablar.”

“The exhibit title, Yo Solita Me Enseñé, comes from women, Tejanas, from the early twentieth century in South Texas as they describe how everything in their environment was made themselves or was self-taught (deshilado, bailes, caseros, food, music, artwork, etc.). I like that meaning because everything in this show was not only made by me, but it represents a community and a history of people who made things in their own way,” Esparza said.

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

Mapping Mexican History: Territories in Dispute, Identities in Question

STC exhibits maps from the University of Texas Austin rare documents collection

South Texas College’s Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery presents “Mapping Mexican History: Territories in Dispute, Identities in Question,” a traveling exhibit featuring reproductions from UT’s Nettie Lee Benson Latin American Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection.

There will be a free digital map workshop on September 19 at 10 a.m. at the Pecan Campus Library, room F220 and at 1 p.m. at the Mid-Valley Campus CLE, room A105. Parking will be available on campus and no citations will be issued for guests. Lunch will be served. Space is limited to 30 people. Registration closes Wednesday, September 13.

“The maps presented in this exhibition span from 1580 to 1847, and reflect the intertwined relationships between indigenous and European, secular and religious, as well as national and foreign identities in Mexico’s evolution from colonial territory to modern state,” said Julianne Gilland, director of the Benson’s Latin American Collection. “Taken together, the maps featured in the exhibition tell a story of Mexican territory as it was defined, redefined, and contested through three centuries.”

The exhibit will be on view from Monday, August 28 through Friday, October 27, 2017 at the Pecan Library. Admission is free and open to the public.

StoryMapJS, a web-based authoring platform will be introduced for the presentation of map and visual material analyses. Using historical Mexican maps held at the University of Texas at Austin’s Benson Latin American Collection, attendees will learn how to create a set of zoom-able images, host them on Github, and bring them into StoryMapJS to create a dynamic visual-based story. No prior knowledge is necessary, and students or faculty from any discipline are encouraged to attend.

STC-McAllen workshop: https://storytelling_mexican_maps.eventbrite.com

STC-Weslaco workshop: https://mapping_mexican_history.eventbrite.com

Workshops will be led by Itza Carbajal (Master of Science in Information Studies Candidate) and Albert A. Palacios (LLILAS Benson Digital Scholarship Coordinator) from The University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, contact Gina Otvos at (956) 872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/lag.

 

Inspired by the Deep Blue

South Texas College exhibits work by UTRGV Master of Fine Arts Candidate

South Texas College’s Technology Campus Library presents an exhibit, “Inspired by the Deep Blue,” with Natalia Soto. The exhibit opens Tuesday, September 6 and will be on view through Friday, December 8, 2017. An artist lecture will be held at 6 p.m. at STC’s Technology Campus Library on November 14. The library is located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Natalia Soto Sanchez is an active artist with the Women of Action Collective and is in her last semester of the MFA program at UTRGV. In this exhibit of drawings, lithographs, and collage, Soto pays close attention to line detail in a series of fantastical underwater images.

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

Border Lineage: An Exhibition in Two Parts

 

La Llorona BigFigure paintings bring South Texas narratives to life at STC Pecan Campus

Art Talk: Sept. 24, 1-2pm | Reception: Sept. 24, 5-7pm

The South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery is proud to present, in collaboration with Library Services’ annual Hispanic Heritage Month, “Border Lineage: An Exhibition in Two Parts.” The exhibit will be on view from September 8th until December 7th, 2015. On Thursday, September 24th there will be an art talk at 1 p.m. and an exhibit reception from 5-7 p.m. where the artists will discuss their work, inspiration, and process. 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.

“Border Lineage: An Exhibition in Two Parts” will encompass both floors of the library and will be comprised of large-scale figure paintings by Rigoberto A. Gonzalez and Philip S. Field. The paintings meditate on customs, rituals, and narrativeLa lloronas of the Rio Grande Valley. Both artists in this exhibit employ iconography that is direct and theatrical in composition that appeals to the senses.

Rigoberto A. Gonzalez holds his M.F.A. in Painting, from the New York Academy of Art. Rich in realism, his current body of work, comprised mostly of large-scale paintings, parallels the turmoil explored by the 16th Century Baroque painters which he applies to contemporary border issues affecting Mexico and the United States. Most notable, Gonzalez’s work has been exhibited in Norway, San Francisco, Chicago, New Mexico, and Reynosa. He has also been profiled on PBS, NPR and Televisa and was the 2009-10 National Association of Latino Arts and Culture grant recipient.

Philip Sidney Field received his M.F.A. at the Rhode Island School of Design in 1965 and has been a member of the University of Texas- Rio Grande Valley Painting Faculty for over 40 years. Among his vast accomplishments, he has exhibited in Japan, Vienna, NYC, and Houston and has been instrumental in cultivating a generation of successful figure painters in the Rio Grande Valley.

“This exhibit serves to show dimensions of the US-Mexico border” said Esther Garcia, Librarian at South Texas College. “Two artists with a mentor/student relationship show a connection through a study of figures and a specific region through disparate points of view.”

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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 https://library.southtexascollege.edu/lag.

“McFarland USA” – Movie Screening

Movie-HHM-Flyer-McFarlandTo celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the STC Libraries will be screening the acclaimed new movie McFarland, USA.

The films will be shown at the following campus libraries: Pecan, MidValley, Starr, and Tech.

Sept. 28 11am Tech campus Library
Sept. 28 12pm Starr campus Library
Sept. 29 1pm Pecan campus F-102
Sept. 30 12pm MidValley campus Library

 

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

Mcfarland, USA is based on the inspiring true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) in their predominantly Latino high school. Everyone has a lot to learn about each other, but when Coach realizes the boys’ exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it’s the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transform them into champions — helping them achieve their own American dream.

See the trailor below or at https://youtu.be/74eJaVQFybI.

For a full listing of events: https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents

John Valadez, filmmaker, presents “The Head Of Joaquin Murrieta”

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We are thrilled to invite you to attend South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.

Filmmaker John Valadez will visit South Texas College Sept. 22 at 6pm at the Pecan Campus Rainbow Room as part of the college’s Hispanic Heritage celebration. We will be screening the film “The Head of Joaquin Murietta” with a special introduction and followed by a Q&A with the director.

Director John Valadez has produced and directed award winning, nationally broadcast documentaries for the past 18 years. Valadez was also a writer, producer, and director of the six-hour PBS series “Latino Americans.”

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

For a full listing of events: https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents

Felipe Hinojosa “Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture”

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We are thrilled to invite you to attend South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.

On Sept. 30 at 6pm at the Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room, historian and scholar, Dr. Felipe Hinojosa will give a presentation and receive the Américo Paredes Book Award for his work titled Latino Mennonites: Civil Rights, Faith, and Evangelical Culture.

Dr. Felipe Hinojosa is a professor of History at Texas A&M University focusing on Latina/o-Chicana/o and Religion.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships.

The Americo Paredes Book Award was established through the college’s Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) to highlight the best non-fiction work in the fields of Chicana/o or Latino/a studies.

 

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

 

For a full listing of events: https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents

Antonia Castañeda “Writing Chicanas Into History”

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We are thrilled to invite you to attend South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.

On Oct. 5, historian, scholar, and author Dr. Antonia Castañeda will give her presentation “Writing Chicanas Into History.”

  • Oct. 5 at 10:00 am at STC’s MidValley campus library in Weslaco
  • Oct. 5 at 6:00 pm at STC’s Pecan campus library in McAllen

Tejana born feminist historian Antonia Castañeda received her Ph.D. in U.S. History at Stanford University. Now retired, she taught in Chicana/o and Women’s Studies at UC Santa Barbara, and in the Departments of History at UT Austin and St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. Her research and teaching interests focus on gender, sexuality, and women of color in California and the Borderlands from the 16th century to the present.

Her current projects include a cultural history of Mestizas in colonial Alta California, a bilingual critical edition of 19th century Californian narratives, and a cultural history of Tejana farm workers.

She has previously held academic appointments at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Texas at Austin.

Following the lecture, there will be an opportunity to purchase her book Three Decades of Engendering History and to have her sign it.

The Americo Paredes Book Award was established through the college’s Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) to highlight the best non-fiction work in the fields of Chicana/o or Latino/a studies.

 

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

 

For a full listing of events: https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents

Lalo Alcaraz – “Border Town” Screening and Q&A

Flyer-HHM-Alcaraz-2015We are thrilled to invite you to attend South Texas College’s annual Hispanic Heritage Month festivities.

To conclude the lecture series, internationally renowned cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz will visit South Texas College Oct. 19th-20th throughout the STC Campus Libraries.

  • Oct. 19 at 11:30 AM at STC’s Mid-Valley Campus Library in Weslaco,
  • Oct. 19 at 6 PM at STC’s Pecan campus in McAllen, and conclude
  • Oct. 20 at 11 AM at STC’s Starr Co. campus in Rio Grande City.

Lalo Alcaraz is perhaps the most prolific Chicano artist in the nation. Lalo has been busy for over two decades chronicling the political ascendancy of Latinos in America and vigorously pushing the boundaries of Chicano art in the Post Chicano Art Era. 

He is the creator of the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,” seen in scores of newspapers including the Los Angeles Times.

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

Rosendo Sandoval: Musica, Cantos, Costumbres y Leyendas

 

Starr Co. Campus celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special exhibit

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The South Texas College Starr Co. Campus Library Art Gallery presents a unique exhibition, “Rosendo Sandoval: Musica, Cantos, Costumbres y Leyendas” featuring paintings by artist Rosendo Sandoval on September 8, on view until December 10, 2015. An artist lecture will be held at 1 p.m. on September 16th where Sandoval will discuss his technique, inspiration, and the evolution of his artistic style. In support of the artist lecture, the library will be hosting an art reception and festivities in celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day the same day. The Starr Co. Campus Library is located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City. Admission is free and open to the public.

Rosendo Sandoval holds two Master’s degrees in Art from Texas A&I University in Kingsville and UTPA in Edinburg. Moving to the United States when he was 14, Sandoval draws from his experience and the culture across the unique region of Northern Mexico and Southern Texas to create his semi-realistic, romantic, large-scale painting styleSandoval_El Charro Negro.

“Rosendo Sandoval has a very keen eye on the world,” explains Gina Otvos, STC Library Art Gallery Associate. “He creates art about people and culture around him, is highly meticulous and methodical, and pursues a style and way of thinking about art that transports visitors into a world of his own.”

STC’s Library Art Gallery 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 Terri Rosalez at mtrosalez@southtexascollege.edu or
956-488-5822, or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/lag.