South Texas College’s Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery, is proud to present “Meditations on Place,” a video/digital media installation exhibit featuring works by artists, Michele Monseau, Leslie Raymond, Sarah Roberts and Connie Swann. In addition to video works, paintings, photographs, conceptual sculptures and jewelry will also be displayed.

The exhibit opens Thursday, Jan. 29, with an artist lecture at 6 p.m. in STC’s Pecan Campus Building D Auditorium, with a reception immediately following from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery. The exhibit runs through Friday, Feb. 27. STC’s Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery is located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The works of each participating artist are grounded in a complex structure of social and environmental perspectives of life, dealing with their own interactions and experiences with relationships and nature. Each artist investigates and celebrates a wide range of topics including human bodies, social territories, relationships with nature and man, and urban conditioning.

“The artists are separate in their style and approach to video, yet there is a commonality and similarity in theme, theory and thought,” said Sofia K. Perez, STC Library Art Gallery assistant. “We are very excited to present this installation because it not only offers a unique perspective, but provides a very special experience to viewers as it is the first digital video exhibition presented in McAllen.”

“Meditation is a time-honored technique that can take you into infinite dimensions of consciousness,” said David Freeman, curator and programs coordinator of the STC Library Art Galleries. “Our video/digital media installation exhibit hopes to exemplify the state of existence of having to pass through various stages before you reach your destination. These artists create a place of meditative consciousness that we can learn and be enlightened by. In these women’s work we get to witness extraordinary scenes of visual interest. We are drawn to each artist’s channel of concept and message and the ordinary pedestrian, sacred places and environments that become amazing through their vision of intrigue, mystery, wisdom and beauty.”

Michele Monseau is an art instructor at Palo Alto College, and founder and director of Three Walls Gallery in San Antonio. Leslie Raymond is an art professor at The University of Texas-San Antonio, where she started the New Media Studio Program in the Department of Art and Art History. Sarah Roberts is a master’s of fine arts degree candidate at Texas Tech University and Connie Swann is a master’s of fine art degree candidate at The University of Texas-San Antonio.

The South Texas College 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 call 872-3488, email libraryart@southtexascollege.edu