Showcase by Roma High School Art Teacher at the STC Starr Co. Library

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

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

An artist talk and reception 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.

Toscano is an artist and educator who earned her Master of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Toscano is also an STC graduate, receiving her associate degree in Elementary Education. She said, “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), with students often advancing to the state-level event.

Toscano’s paintings are a means of expressing herself and overcoming fears and uncertainties in life. Influenced by Giorgio de Chirico’s metaphysical paintings, she uses familiar objects to represent mystery, dreams and childhood.

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage students’ 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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