STC Mid-Valley campus library offers family fun Oct. 18

Want to find some fun entertainment for the entire family? Your local South Texas College library is a good place to start. Get to know your STC Mid-Valley Campus Library at its annual “Family Reading Night” on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The free event, which is open to the public, is held in conjunction with Reading Week. “We want to help children develop a love of reading and to encourage Valley parents to read with their children,” said Lillian Carrillo, Mid-Valley Campus Librarian. “Our college’s libraries are a gateway to the community, and we hope that participants will … Read More …

South Texas College presents the work of Jenelle Esparza ‘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, and found objects by Jenelle Esparza. The exhibit opened Monday, September 11 and runs through October 11, 2017. 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 … Read More …

STC Starr County Campus exhibits local artist Ricardo Benavides for Hispanic Heritage Month

South Texas College’s Starr County Campus Library Art Gallery proudly presents “Receso” an exhibit featuring artwork by Ricardo Benavides. The exhibit opens Wednesday, October 4 and will be on view until Dec. 4, 2017. A talk and opening reception with the artist will be held on Oct. 4 at 2:30 p.m. at the STC Starr County Campus Library (Bldg. F), located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City. Admission is free and open to the public. Ricardo Benavides is a local artist who earned his Master of Fine Art degree in 2014 from the University of Texas – Pan American. He uses painting, digital … Read More …

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. “The maps presented in this exhibition span from 1580 to 1847, and reflect the intertwined relationships between indigenous and European, secular and religious, as … Read More …

South Texas College Art Department presents ‘Almost Heaven’, the work of artist Mark Trent beginning Sept. 11.

The South Texas College Art Department presents "Almost Heaven" an art exhibition featuring works by artist, Mark Trent. The exhibit opens Monday, September 11, and will be available to view Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. until October 11, 2016, at the South Texas College Art Gallery located on the Pecan Campus, building B-103. After studying at New River Community and Technical College in Lewisburg, West Virginia Mark Trent earned a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. Mark worked for several years in New York City working in commercial … Read More …

South Texas College gears up for its annual Ceramics Conference with two artists from Alpine, TX

South Texas College begins its 11th annual ceramics exhibition and workshop, “More than Coincidence: Continuations in Clay” to the Rio Grande Valley with an opening reception on June 22 at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery.  The exhibit will be on view from June 22 to August 11, 2017, at the Library Art Gallery and at the Art Building B Gallery, located at 3201 West Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. The event includes a full display of ceramic work by distinguished Texas ceramicists Gregory Tegarden and Amanda Calhoun as well as ceramic work from 12 universities and community colleges across the … Read More …

New exhibit explores mixed-media

Talks by artist Len Davis and Jessie Burciaga slated for Feb. 22 The South Texas College Library Art Gallery, in collaboration with the college’s Black History Month Celebration, has curated an exhibit entitled, “The Unexamined Portrait” featuring the work of Los Angeles mixed-media artist Len Davis that will be on display until February 26, 2016. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Pecan Campus Library. The Library Art Gallery invites community and students to a special talk by Davis on February 22 at the Pecan Library Rainbow Room at 1 p.m. The talk will be … Read More …

“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. 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 … Read More …