The South Texas College Library Art Gallery presents "Marcando el Relámpago," an exhibition of drawings and paintings by Tina Fuentes as part of the college’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration

The exhibit opened Monday, Aug. 27 and runs through Oct. 17, 2018. There will be a closing artist lecture on Oct. 17 at 1 p.m. and a reception to follow from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Pecan Campus Library Art Gallery located at 3201 W. Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

The exhibit comes from a collaboration with Texas Tech University faculty, Dr. Eric Bruning, who studies atmospheric electricity, lightning, and turbulence. Fuentes’s paintings capture the imagery and or sensory component of these patterns.

Tina Fuentes has been creating visual statements through drawings, paintings, and prints that bring her inner thoughts into a 2-D form for the past thirty years in Texas and New Mexico. Currently a painting and drawing professor at Texas Tech University, Fuentes’s most recent body of work has been inspired by the land and atmospheric phenomena of the vast desert corridor in West Texas.

STC’s Library Art Gallery Program organizes exhibitions and educational programs to engage student understanding of art and its role in culture, stimulate inquiry, support academic curriculum, and inspire continued education through direct engagement with artists, scholars, and original works of art.

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