Posted by Jim Haverstick on July 14, 2017

A collection of artwork from Alison Ouellete-Kirby and Noah Kirby, Ken Wood and Jeff Hursey will be on display from Thursday, Aug. 24 to Friday, Oct. 6 at the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center at Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville.

A public reception featuring artist talks will take place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24.

Wood’s exhibition, titled Writ Large, will feature layered relief prints that explore color interaction through gesture and shape. Wood is a painter and printmaker in St. Louis and has curated art shows in Italy. He is currently an associate professor of printmaking at St. Louis Community College – Meramec.

Other Voices, an exhibition from Alison Ouellette-Kirby and Noah Kirby, features large scale, interactive sculptures that question what it means to have a voice within a larger context. Alison is currently is a professor of art at St. Charles Community College, while Noah teaches at Washington University.

Hursey’s exhibition, titled Cause & Condition, features mixed media works that reveal the hidden harmony found in the fragmentation and rhythm of urban environments. In addition to his art, Hursey is a freelance photographer who specializes in residential and commercial photography.

For more information about these exhibitions, The Schmidt, the art center’s calendar of events and arts education programs, visit The Schmidt website or call 618-222-5ART (5278).