Posted by Dena Roland Woods on July 31, 2018

Whether looking at mid-century modern style or environmental issues of the natural world, the artists exhibiting work at the William and Florence Schmidt Art Center Aug. 23 through Oct. 5 each see the world in their own unique way.

A public reception featuring artist talks will take place from 4-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23 at The Schmidt, on the Southwestern Illinois College Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave.

“With this exhibition we have the opportunity to see the world from a variety of perspectives including surreal photographic images, drawings and ceramics depicting nature, and strong industrial objects,” said Schmidt Curator Nicole Dutton. “It’s one of our most eclectic shows yet.”

The works of SWIC Art Professor Emeritus Donald Bevirt, titled “Art at the Speed of Light,” feature photographs that strive to capture a moment and provide a narrative of a symbolic and surreal world.

“Layers,” a joint exhibition from St. Louis artists Melody Evans and Kimber Mallett, is comprised of works that reference the natural world and build on a commentary of social and environmental issues.

Retired SWIC Dean of Technical Education Donald Koleson will showcase furniture and objects that record his mid-century modern style and career in industrial technology with his exposition “An Eclectic Vision: Mid-Century Modern & Industrial Tech.”

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