We Must Build As If the Sand Were Stone


69cc32f42e89efaa-Solis_X_If_I_could_be_like_misty_roses_2015January 25 – March 28, 2016

Artist Lecture:March 28, 6 pm

Mixed-media artist, Xochi Solis, to spark Mid-Valley imaginations

The South Texas College Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery presents “We Must Build As If the Sand Were Stone,” an exhibit featuring small work and a site-specific installation by artist Xochi Solis. The exhibit opens Monday, January 25, and will be on view through March 28. The Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery is located in Bldg. E at 400 N. Border in Weslaco. Admission is free and open to the public.

“The Mid Valley Campus is honored to welcome such a skilled artist with a vast wealth of experience in her profession,” said Gina Otvos, STC art gallery associate. “Solis’ work is playful in color and form and is also intentional in technique. Her approach and extensive mixed-media art knowledge will undoubtedly spark the imagination of both professional and aspiring artists.”

In addition to the exhibit, an artist lecture and closing reception with Solis will be held at the STC Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery on Monday, March 28, at 6:00 p.m. The artist lecture and reception is also free and open to the public.

Originally from Austin, Texas, Xochi Solis received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). She is the director of events and public programming at the Visual Arts Center at UT Austin. Solis brings with her a wealth of both professional and artistic experience having worked in numerous galleries in Texas including Volitant Gallery, Art Palace and the Creative Research Lab, and was the executive director of the 2009 Texas Biennial.

Most notably, Solis has exhibited and participated in residencies in Los Angeles, Houston, Boulder, New York City, Oaxaca and Mexico City, MX and is trained in natural dying techniques for paper, which she utilizes in both her small works on museum board and her larger site-specific installations. Solis’ work is also featured in Collage: Contemporary Artists Hunt and Gather.

South Texas College’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.


Contact Gina Otvos at 956-872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu for more information regarding “We Must Build As If the Sand Were Stone.” For a complete list of current and upcoming exhibitions, visit library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart .