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South Texas College presents artwork inspired by experiences in the borderlands

South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery proudly presents Borderígena, an exhibit with layered mixed-media paintings by Jesus De La Rosa. De La Rosa was raised in the Rio Grande Valley and Nuevo Progreso, Mexico. He spent his early life traveling across the U.S/Mexico border as a result of his parents working in Mexico and living in Texas. His borderland experience plays a pivotal role in his art practice. De La Rosa earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas A&M University-Kingsville and a Master of Fine Arts from The Ohio State University at Columbus, where he was awarded a Graduate Enrichment Fellowship. As an Associate Professor of Art at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, De La Rosa teaches introductory and advanced courses in printmaking and graphic design.

Borderígena will be located on the first floor of the Pecan Library Art Gallery, inside Building F.

Also running concurrently is Our Lady of Guadalupe Community Exhibit. The group exhibit will feature many artwork depictions inspired by La Virgen de Guadalupe. The purpose of this exhibition is to allow the community to share their artistic vision of La Virgen de Guadalupe as a cultural icon for her birthday on December 12.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Community Exhibit will be located on the 2nd floor of the Pecan Library Art Gallery.

Both exhibits open Oct. 17 and run through December 12, 2019.

On Oct. 17, 2019 there will be an opening art talk by Jesus de la Rosa from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Following the artist talk, a second lecture “Christian Art Through the Ages” will be presented by Patricia Ballinger from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Both lectures will be held in the Pecan Library Rainbow Room. Later in the evening, a reception for both exhibitions will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery. The exhibits are located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Oct 17th  - STC Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room & Art Gallery

1:00 Art Talk- Jesus De La Rosa, Professor of Art at Texas A&M Kingsville

2:30 Art Talk – “Christian Art Through the Ages” Patricia Ballinger, Professor of Art at South Texas College

5:00 – 7:00 – Reception Borderígena & Our Lady of Guadalupe

The South Texas College 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 visit http://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.