By: Staff Reports
Texas A&M Univeristy-Kingsville Art Professor Santa Barraza works will be featured at South Texas College Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery from Sept. 15 through Dec. 10.
Te exhibit, titled “Four Decades of Chicana Art and Culture in Tejas and Beyond,” features paintings, drawings and prints by Barraza, one of the country’s most significant Chicana and Tejana artists.
On Thursday, September 15, Art Talks will be held at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. at STC’s Pecan Campus Library Rainbow Room, Bldg F, located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen, to hear Barraza discuss her work. Immediately following the evening Art Talk, an opening exhibit reception will take place from 7 to 8 p.m.
Admission to all events is free and open to the public.
A long-time professor at AMK, Barraza’s work embodies the heart of Chicana sociopolitical culture and also references the universal existence and experience of life on Earth. Barraza notes that she memorializes her mother, friends and family members and incorporates religious iconography and Mesoamerican mythology in her artwork.
In regards to the upcoming exhibit and lectures, STC Library Specialist Esther Garcia said, “We are thrilled and honored to showcase the work of an artist that is internationally renowned. Her work is very exciting and powerful. Her bold use of color and fine depiction of form build on the beauty and emotion that emanates from her work. I know its themes will resonate for our community.”