Yesenia Toscano

Artist Talk: Oct. 19, 10 – 11 a.m. at the Starr Co. Library Art Gallery.

STC Starr County Campus Library Art Gallery proudly presents a new exhibition featuring artwork by local painter and Roma High School Art Teacher Yesenia Toscano. The exhibit opens September 12 and will be on view until December 7, 2023.

An art talk with Toscano will be held on October 19 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the STC Starr County Library Art Gallery, Bldg. K, located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City. Admission is free and open to the public.

Yesenia Toscano is an artist and educator who earned her MFA and BFA from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Toscano is also an STC graduate, receiving her associate’s degree in Elementary Education. She says, “At South Texas College, I took my first art class, where I discovered myself as a painter.” She leads the Roma ISD art program and encourages her students to submit artwork to the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE), often advancing to the state-level event.

Toscano’s paintings are a form of expression that helps her overcome fears and uncertainty in life. She is influenced by Giorgio de Chirico’s paintings, which use metaphysics consisting of familiar objects to represent mystery, dreams, and childhood.

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding of art, support the academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.


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