Category Archives: Technology Campus

Inspired by the Deep Blue

South Texas College exhibits work by UTRGV Master of Fine Arts Candidate

South Texas College’s Technology Campus Library presents an exhibit, “Inspired by the Deep Blue,” with Natalia Soto. The exhibit opens Tuesday, September 6 and will be on view through Friday, December 8, 2017. An artist lecture will be held at 6 p.m. at STC’s Technology Campus Library on November 14. The library is located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Natalia Soto Sanchez is an active artist with the Women of Action Collective and is in her last semester of the MFA program at UTRGV. In this exhibit of drawings, lithographs, and collage, Soto pays close attention to line detail in a series of fantastical underwater images.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

For more information contact Gina Otvos at (956) 872-3488, gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery.

“McFarland USA”
– Movie Screening

Movie-HHM-Flyer-McFarlandTo celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month the STC Libraries will be screening the acclaimed new movie McFarland, USA.

The films will be shown at the following campus libraries: Pecan, MidValley, Starr, and Tech.

Sept. 28 11am Tech campus Library
Sept. 28 12pm Starr campus Library
Sept. 29 1pm Pecan campus F-102
Sept. 30 12pm MidValley campus Library

 

For more information about these events please contact Esther Garcia at (956)872-6485 or egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents/.

Mcfarland, USA is based on the inspiring true story of underdogs triumphing over tremendous obstacles. This heartwarming drama follows novice runners who strive to build a cross-country team under Coach Jim White (Kevin Costner) in their predominantly Latino high school. Everyone has a lot to learn about each other, but when Coach realizes the boys’ exceptional running ability, things change. Beyond their talent, it’s the power of family, commitment to each other and work ethic that transform them into champions — helping them achieve their own American dream.

See the trailor below or at https://youtu.be/74eJaVQFybI.

For a full listing of events: https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryevents

Still: An Art Exhibit

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South Texas College’s Technology Campus Library presents “Still: An Art Exhibit,” featuring artworks by Sandra de la Fuente. The exhibit opens Thursday, September 8, 2015 with an artist lecture held on October 15 from 6-7pm to coincide with the International Wave of Light celebration. Artwork will be on view through December 7 at the Technology Campus Library, located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Still: An Art Exhibit” is a meditation on loss, tragedy, solitude, spirituality, and memory. Through the use of mix-media, artist Sandra de la Fuente explores feelings of profound personal depth. The challenging topic deals with the sudden passing of family and the pieces are used to convey a message to the viewer and translate the incomparable loss of a child. Media used includes ink, spray paint, oil sticks, acrylic paint and charcoal pencil.

“Sandra de la Fuente explores her own personal tragedy to bring understanding and awareness to our community,” said Gina Otvos, STC Library Art Gallery Associate. “Her use of various media and techniques produces a unique internal interactive experience.”

STC’s Library Art Gallery exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

For more information, contact Max Garcia at max@southtexascollege.edu or (956) 872-6207; or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/libraryart.

Girl in White, Alan Pogue

STC Library’s Permanent Art Collection

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STC’s Library Art Gallery celebrates its history with two exhibits from the Permanent Art Collection

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery celebrates eight years of building the college’s Permanent Art Collection with two special exhibits at its Technology and Mid-Valley Campuses. The exhibit opens Thursday, June 11, 2015, and will be on view through Friday, August 7, 2015. The Technology Campus Library Art Gallery is located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen, and the Mid-Valley Art Gallery is located at 400 N Border in Weslaco. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit features works of art that have been donated to South Texas College from 2008 to 2015, by various artists who have exhibited at one of the college’s five library art galleries throughout the Rio Grande Valley in Hidalgo and Starr counties.

“It’s always interesting to be able to bring together our donated works of art into one exhibit,” said Max Garcia, STC library specialist. “It creates a type of visual timeline of what we have exhibited over the years. We are always grateful for all of our amazing donations and are happy to share them with each South Texas College campus so that everyone has a chance to enjoy them.”

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

For more information, contact Gina Otvos at gotvos@southtexascollege.edu or (956) 872-3488. For a complete listing of events, visit: library.southtexascollege.edu/libraryartgallery.

Burning Flowers

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The South Texas College Library Art Gallery is preparing for its newest exhibit “Burning Flowers” featuring works by local photographer Errol Hodgson. The exhibit opens Monday, March 2, 2015, and will be on view through May 8, 2015, at the South Texas College Technology Campus Library. In addition, Hodgson will conduct an artist lecture on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 6:00 p.m. at the Technology Campus, Bldg. A, Room 179.  The South Texas College Technology Campus is  located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen. Admission to the exhibit and artist lecture is free and open to the public.

In this exhibit, Hodgson focuses on his interpretation of flowers. “To me, flowers represent the beginning of loving relationships and the ending of life,” said Hodgson.

“Those who visit the exhibit will be able to use their imagination,” said South Texas College Library Specialist Maximilian Garcia. “The public is invited to do the same with “Burning Flowers” at the Technology Campus Art Gallery.”

Originally from New York, Hodgson moved to the Rio Grande Valley in 2010. In 2013, he earned an associate’s degree in computer maintenance from South Texas College.

The South Texas College Library Art Gallery exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

For more information, contact Maximilian Garcia at max@southtexascollege.edu, (956) 872-6207, or visit library.southtexascollege.edu/newsevents/libraryartgallery.

Rostros de mi niñez

10528755_769122633111232_293728390_oSouth Texas College’s Technology Campus Library presents “Rostros de mi niñez (Faces of my Childhood),” an exhibit featuring photography by Verónica G. Cárdenas-Vento. The exhibit opens Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 and will be on display through Dec. 4. An artist lecture will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 2 at the Technology Campus Library, located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

In this exhibit, Cárdenas-Vento focuses on the many faces of childhood and has chosen to specifically highlight the children of Mexico.

“Through this selection of photographs I want to bring you the raw faces of childhood as I see them,” Cárdenas-Vento said. “It is a collection that ranges from the serious, mad and silly facial gestures that makes this phase of life so unique to photograph for me.”

Cárdenas-Vento earned a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Texas at Pan American and an associate’s degree in architectural drafting from South Texas College.

“Cárdenas-Vento’s photographic work speaks of the innocence and intrigue of being a child,” said Dawn Haughey, STC Library Art Gallery associate. “Most of the time our busy lives and schedules take us far away from being able to see anything through the eyes of a child. This exhibit allows us a few minutes to jump back into this exciting and carefree state of mind.”

STC’s Library Art Gallery exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

For more information, contact Max Garcia at max@southtexascollege.edu or (956) 872-6207; or Dawn Haughey at (956) 872-3488 or dhaughey@southtexascollege.edu, or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/newsevents/libraryartgallery/.

2013 Additions

lag-additions2014South Texas College’s Technology Campus Library presents “2013 Additions: Newly Acquired Pieces,” an exhibit featuring artworks by Lenard Brown, Noel Palmenez and others. The exhibit opens Thursday, June 19, 2014 and will be on view through Friday, Aug. 8 at the college’s Technology Campus Library Art Gallery, located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit features works of art that have been donated to STC, during the 2013 school year, by various artists who have exhibited at one of the college’s five library art galleries throughout the Rio Grande Valley in Hidalgo and Starr counties. These artists include Lenard Brown, Delvis Cortez, Olga Escobedo, Adrian Luna, Imanol Miranda, Noel Palmenez and Travis Trapp.

“It’s always interesting to be able to bring together all of our recently donated works of art into one exhibit,” said Dawn Haughey, STC Library Art Gallery associate. “It creates a type of visual timeline of what we have exhibited over the past year. We are always grateful for all of our amazing donations and are happy to share them with all of STC’s campuses so that everyone has a chance to enjoy them.”

STC’s Library Art Gallery exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

For more information, contact Maxmilian Garcia at max@southtexascollege.edu, (956) 872-6207; or Dawn Haughey at (956) 872-3488, dhaughey@southtexascollege.edu or visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu/newsevents/libraryartgallery/.

National Library Week @ STC 2014 Open House

 The South Texas College Library joins libraries nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

Libraries today are more than repositories for books and other resources. Often the heart of their communities, libraries are deeply committed to the places where their patrons live, work and study. Libraries are trusted places where everyone in the community can gather to reconnect and reengage with each other to enrich and shape the community and address local issues.

“Service to the South Texas College community has always been the focus of the library,” said Noemi Garza, Director of Library Public Services. “While this aspect has never changed, libraries have grown and evolved in how they provide for the needs of every member of their community.”

The South Texas College Library is celebrating National Library Week by hosting Open House events at each campus library. The events are free and open to the public.

On April 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at STC’s Technology Campus Library located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen, attendees will enjoy a screening of the movie Gravity, as well as a scavenger hunt, games, and prizes.

On April 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the college’s Mid-Valley Campus Library located at 400 N. Border in Weslaco, events will include the showing of Frozen, pictures with college mascot Jerry the Jaguar, a contest, and a Pursuing Education Fair.

On April 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Starr County Campus Library located at 142 FM 3167 in Rio Grande City, activities include the showing of Gravity, a scavenger hunt, games, mariachis, and a community fair.

On April 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at STC’s Nursing and Allied Health Campus Library located at 1101 E. Vermont in McAllen, attendees will be treated to the showing of Gravity, as well as a scavenger hunt, games, and prizes.

On April 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at STC’s Pecan Campus Library located at 3201 West Pecan Blvd. in McAllen, festivities will include an information fair, a scavenger hunt with prizes, and the showing of Gravity.

First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April.

For more information visit https://library-stg.southtexascollege.edu or call 872-8330.

Portrait of a Poet

lag-thepoetSouth Texas College’s Technology Campus Library presents “Portrait of a Poet,” an exhibit featuring photography by Ileana Garcia-Spitz. The exhibit opens Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 and will be on view through May 9. An artist lecture will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Technology Campus Library, located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Ileana Garcia-Spitz never set out to document the Valley poetry scene, but it beckoned to her to do so. After attending a performance, her love for sounds of words bonded her to the performing poets. As an English teacher, Garcia-Spitz is drawn to words and their smiths, and as a photographer she is drawn to the impact of words as they are spoken and heard.

“The portraits displayed are taken in passing moments that were never intended to be documented,” Garcia-Spitz said. “But it is within those stolen moments that the beauty, strength, and frailty of words and people are captured.”

Garcia-Spitz received her bachelor’s degree in English and works as a teacher and a local photojournalist. Being raised by a former migrant worker turned D.C. politician and a Catholic nun turned social worker, she has certainly been exposed to the dualities of life. Her studies in the humanities have also developed her appreciation for the differences between cultures. This exposure has made her sensitive to the human condition and its spirit, developing her eye and readying her for spontaneous opportunities to capture the story.

“This is an area of the arts that has yet to be documented in the Rio Grande Valley,” said Dawn Haughey, STC Library Art Gallery associate. “Garcia-Spitz’s keen photographic eye and quiet patience have allowed her to bring this culture alive to us all.”

STC’s Library Art Gallery exhibits regional, national and international artwork, explores new visions and theories of creativity, and introduces innovative artistic expressions to the South Texas region.

For more information, contact Max Garcia at max@southtexascollege.edu or 956-872-6207; or Dawn Haughey at 956-872-3488 or dhaughey@southtexascollege.edu, or visit http://lag.southtexascollege.edu.

Movies for Hispanic Heritage Month at your campus

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Join the library for a screening of The Latino List this week, and Walkout next week.

The Latino List will be shown at:

  • Pecan Library, room F-102 – Oct. 2nd at 1:30 pm
  • MidValley Library – Oct. 2nd at 12:00 pm
  • Starr campus library – Oct. 2nd at 12:00 pm
  • Technology campus library – Oct. 2nd at 10:00 am

Walkout will be shown at:

  • Pecan Library, room F-102 – Oct. 7th at 1:30 pm
  • MidValley Library – Oct. 9th at 12:00 pm
  • Starr campus library – Oct. 9th at 12:00 pm
  • Technology campus library – Oct. 7th at 10:00 am

Watch the trailer for The Latino List here.  Contact egarcia10@southtexascollege.edu or call 956-872-6485 for more information.