South Texas College’s Library Art Gallery Program is proud to announce the inauguration of its fifth satellite Library Art Gallery at the college’s Technology Campus with an Open House on Wednesday, April 22.

The event will feature Earth Day activities, an art exhibition and more. Located at located at 3700 W. Military Hwy. in McAllen, admission is free and open to the public.

“The Flutter of Butterflies” exhibit, featuring a collection of digital photographs by STC Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) students will be on display. The exhibit showcases digitally enhanced photographs from Marco Bazaldua, Anna Borrego, Jaime Garcia, Andrew A. Gomez, Ana Karen Herrera, Joshua Jaramillo, Veronica Maillard, Antonio A. Palacios and Eric Vargas. A reception to honor students for their work will take place from 12:30 to 2 p.m. The exhibit runs through May 15.

“The collection was created from actual photographs taken by students in my ‘Landscape Photography Course,’” said Laura Salas, STC CADD instructor. “The photos were shot at the NABA International Butterfly Park in Mission, which is hidden away in the southernmost part of the city and home to many butterfly species. Students were challenged with taking photos of as many species possible for the ‘Butterfly Art of the Year Contest’ posted by NABA (North American Butterfly Association). The works presented are their vision of the butterflies and each photo was enhanced using various techniques in Adobe Photoshop.”

In conjunction with the art exhibit reception, the day’s activities put a spotlight on the Technology Campus Library Open House from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and celebrating Earth Day with a tie-dye shirt activity from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

South Texas College’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.

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