“The Ranch Hand Festival Steamroller Prints” presented by the Art Department, Jan. 30 – Apr. 7

The South Texas College Art Department presents “The Ranch Hand Festival Steamroller Prints,” an art exhibition organized by Texas A&M University-Kingsville Department of Art, Communications and Theatre, in partnership with the College of Engineering and the City of Kingsville.steamroller-lq

The exhibit opens Monday, January 30, and will be available to view Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until April 7, 2017 at the Art Building Gallery located in B–103 on the Pecan Campus.

Students will also hold a print event at the exhibit as part of The Ranch Hand Festival, which honors the City of Kingsville’s rich cultural heritage as one of the mainstays of the Texas ranching industry.

TAMUK students, along with local and regional artists will design, ink and print oversized hand carved woodblocks under the drum of a 2-ton steamroller. The steamroller print event takes the studio practice of printmaking on to a communal stage. This grand public event introduces the audience to relief printmaking, while allowing artists to work on large-scale prints. The steamroller print event generates an environment of community engagement, teamwork and education.

In addition, on Thursday, February 9, the exhibition’s coordinator, Jesus De La Rosa will give a talk from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will be present during a reception directly following the talk until 8:00 p.m. The exhibition, talk and reception are free and open to the public.

For more information regarding the exhibition, please contact Federico Gonzalez Jr., Gallery Assistant at (956) 872-2501 or fgonza14@southtexascollege.edu.

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