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STC drawing instructor uses charcoal and water from the Rio Grande River in new exhibit

South Texas College’s Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery presents “Hydrogen, Oxygen, Carbon,” an exhibit featuring charcoal drawings by artist and STC faculty member Luis Corpus Oct. 8.

This exhibit marks the opening of the newly renovated Library Art Gallery at the Mid-Valley Campus, and will be exhibited through December 1, 2018.

Corpus uses a symbolic medium of handmade charcoal from branches and water from the Rio Grande River to create portraits while attempting to express a cultural identity whose dual nature does not handily offer itself to absolutes.

There will be an opening reception and artist lecture with Corpus on October 8 at 6 p.m. The Mid-Valley Campus Library Art Gallery is located at 400 N. Border in Weslaco. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Artists are simply catalysts reacting to their environment. The best singers create tone by allowing the sound to bellow from deep within their diaphragm,” said Luis Corpus. “Art should be created with a similar concept in mind. It should emanate from a person’s ‘core’, translating experiences and the concept of self in the process.”

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

For more information contact Gina Otvos at 956-872-3488 or gotvos@southtexascollege.edu, or visit http://library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart .