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‘Facets’ exhibit on display at STC Technology Campus

Five artists are showing off pieces of wearable art and petite sculptures at South Texas College’s Technology Campus Library Art Gallery.

The Facets exhibit, which features designs made from metal, highlights an exploration of materials and incorporates multiple disciplines.

Featured pieces move away from the idea of commercial jewelry and towards an investigation of fine and contemporary art.

The exhibit highlights an exploration in materials and incorporates multiple disciplines which goes beyond metalworking.

“This show helps explore the intersection between artist’s artistic experiences and wearable art,” Featured artist Gloria Valentina Reyes said.

The exhibit was curated by Reyes and will also include works by Valeria Baltazar, Oscar O. Padrón, Ruxanda Musunoi and Erica Marie Briones.

Reyes spoke about how the exhibition came to be.


“This show helps explore the intersection between artist’s artistic experiences and wearable art,” 
Curator and featured artist Gloria Valentina Reyes

“The idea to host a jewelry show was presented to me by Mariela Gonzalez, one of the gallerists working at STC currently,” Reyes said. “Jewelry is often used in ceremonial spaces and has been a symbol of status. Creating objects that have more of an emotional introspective context, then making it wearable, helps us challenge what we see as jewelry and puts it in the perspective of petite sculpture with a personal narrative.”

On Nov. 7, the featured artists will host a reception and question and answer session from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Facets opened on Sep. 3 and will continue its display inside Building A at the Technology Campus at 3700 W. Military Hwy in McAllen through Dec. 3

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding of art and its role in culture, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

For more information contact the gallery at (956) 872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.