The South Texas College Annual Human Rights Art Exhibit serves as an educational event and addresses global and regional human rights concerns. The 8th annual juried exhibit will be held March 18 - April 6 at the Cooper Center and April 11 - May 5 at the Gallery 409 in Brownsville. Previous exhibits have been held at several other locations including the University of Texas Pan American, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico & the Progreso Art Gallery, Mexico. The spring 2013 exhibition coincides with the Human Trafficking Conference that will be held at South Texas College and the University of Texas, Brownsville. This important conference is sponsored by the STC Women’s Studies Committee and is an essential part of the exhibit‘s planning whereas both venues collaborate to bring awareness to human rights issues and encourage contemplation, refection and activism. Through the exhibit’s conceptually and aesthetically unique artwork we hope to connect with viewers on an emotional and personal level. Furthermore, we hope to open both internal and external dialogues and confront the many horrors and injustices still found in our modern world as well as the unique problems found in our border region of the US and Mexico.
Click on the four images below to view the 2013 Award Winners & Artist Statements