SWICarts Calendar of Events - Southwestern Illinois College

Southwestern Illinois Creative Arts Syndicate

Be a part of the arts at SWIC!  Attend art exhibitions, theatre productions, film screenings, music concerts, and a guest speaker series. All events are free and open to the public.

Nov. 5-7 – The Laramie Project

Main Complex Theatre, Friday, Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 7, 2 p.m.

This play examines how a community responds to tragedy and the aftermath of larger societal injustices following the 1998 hate-crime murder of gay teenager Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming.

Nov. 11 – Dec. 10 – SWIC Artist’s League Juried Exhibition

By Appointment. McKendree University Gallery of Art, 701 College Road, Lebanon

Nov. 21 – SWIC Fall Choral Concert

3 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, 21 E. Main St., Belleville

The SWIC Concert Choir & Chamber Singers will present a variety of music exploring themes of grief and resilience. Free and open to the public.

Dec. 1 – SWIC Speech Competition

6-8 p.m., LA Theatre and LA classrooms (TBD)

This competition allows SWIC Comm 151 Fundamentals of Public Speaking students to use their skills to compete for a cash prize. Three speaking events: impromptu, informative, and persuasive. One winner, and one runner up for each category.

Dec. 9 – Concert Band Performance

7 p.m., St. Clare of Assisi Church, 1411 Cross St., O’Fallon

The SWIC Concert Band will present a variety of music, including compositions by George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa, and James Reese Europe, along with many others. Free and open to the public.

Support and Funding

To support this growing arts and cultural program, please consider donating at schmidt.swic.edu/donate. A drop down menu will appear and you can click on SWICarts to donate any amount you choose.

Funded in part by the William & Florence Schmidt Art Center and Southwestern Illinois College Foundation.