October 18 - February 10, 2022
From South Texas College Library Art Gallery:
“South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery, in partnership with the STC Mid-Valley Art Department, presents an art exhibition open to the community that is tlacuache (opossum) themed artwork. This exhibit expands on a previous STC art department exhibit from 2003 – 2006. The deadline to submit is October 11th at 5 p.m. From October 18th through February 10th, 2022, attendees will explore an exhibition with a variety of works from local artists held at the Mid-Valley Campus library. Admission is free and open to the public, students, staff, and faculty.
According to blog writer Yure Pérez (2019), the tlacuache is considered an ancestral animal. Its name comes from the Nahuatl term Tlacuatzin which means “the little one who eats fire.” Britannica notes Mexico has around 6 species of opossum with 103 species found from Canada, North, Central, and South America. Thoughtful to our ecosystem, the tlacuache name has gained popular track and is used by the Rio Grande Valley community for personal humor and quirky fascination. In this exhibit, we’ll be seeing artwork that defines this and look at the many ways the artists approach the theme and engage the visitors.”
On View: October 18, 2021 | 12–5 pm
400 N. Border
Weslaco, 78596 TX
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