Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Local College Invites Public to Free Art Lectures

South Texas College’s Visual Arts and Music Department will host art lectures with Lee Pembleton on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at the college’ Pecan Campus Building B Art Gallery located at 3201 West Pecan Blvd. in McAllen. Admission is free and open to the public.

Pembleton is part of a collective of artists that make up Earth Bound Moon, which is an international non-profit corporation offering artists the opportunity to create site-specific public works. The group seeks to develop links between community arts organizations, artists and municipalities worldwide.

“EBM provides incredible opportunities for artists in different countries and from a wide range of socioeconomic boundaries to work together as part of a collaborative arts community, creating connections between disparate people and promoting the idea of artists as a global community and humans as a universal community,” explained David Freeman, STC visual arts instructor and event coordinator. “We look forward to learning from Pembleton how public art unifies, energizes and enhances the quality of life in these communities they work in.”

STC’s Visual Arts and Music Department, through excellent teaching and service to the community, promotes an enhanced awareness of the role of art and music in society. The department’s purpose is to provide a stimulating environment that encourages lifelong learning, promotes cultural awareness and enriches the quality of life in Hidalgo and Starr counties through performance and study.

For more information about the lectures contact Amanda Alejos, STC gallery assistant, at 956-872-2503 or at

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