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.

SPEAKER SERIES

October 2  • 3 p.m.  •  The Schmidt

Faculty Speaker Series: Thrice Homeless – Welcoming Gustav Mahler, Ed Jacobs, presenter

October 29 • 1 p.m.  •  The Schmidt

Faculty Speaker Series: Architecture, Renovation, & the Haunting of Hartmann Manor with Art Faculty Paula Haniszewski

March 25  • 3 p.m.  •  The Schmidt

Faculty Speaker Series: Operatic Empathy – Puccini’s Tosca, Ed Jacobs, presenter

April 29 • 3 p.m. • The Schmidt

Student Performance: American Sign Language Performance: Song Interpretations

FILM

September 26 7:30 PM • Arts and Humanities Theatre

Filmmaker Spotlight: “In Memory of” with writer/director Eric Stanze

This film contains mature content, and is not suitable for all ages.

October 17 7:30 PM • Arts and Humanities Theatre

Filmmaker Spotlight: Experimental Filmmaker Zlatko Cosic

November 7 7:30 PM • Arts and Humanities Theatre

Filmmaker Spotlight: “Dog Days” with writer/director Chad Carpenter

December 13-15 • Arts and Humanities Theatre

SWIFF A 2-day film festival

To apply and for more information, visit FilmFreeway.com

December 15 • 3 PM • Liberal Arts Theatre

Tim Venhaus Retrospective: Join us in celebrating the life and work of former SWIC Film student Tim Venhaus.  We will screen many of his films from early rarities like “Rubber Duck” to his best known works like “Lunchbreak” and “Watermelon Falls.” 

February 20 • 7:30 PM • Arts and Humanities Theatre

Filmmaker Spotlight: TBD

March 19 7:30 PM • Arts and Humanities Theatre

Filmmaker Spotlight: TBD

THEATRE

November 15-17 •  Main Complex Theatre

Fall Theatre Production TBD

April 3-5 Main Complex Theatre

Spring Theatre Production TBD

ART

June 13 • 4-7 p.m. • The Schmidt

Exhibition Opening Reception: Artists Constantine Gedal, Nicole Cooper, and Rob Thornberry

August 22 • 4-7 p.m. • The Schmidt

Exhibition Opening Reception: Todd May, Nanette Boileau, Daniel Stumeier

October 24 • 4-7 p.m. • The Schmidt

Exhibition Opening Reception: Cory Sellers, Thomas Matthew Pierson, Amy Reidel

November 26 • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. • The Schmidt

Pottery & Art Sale

January 16 • 4-7 p.m. • The Schmidt

Exhibition Opening Reception: Angel Brame, Joe Page

MUSIC

September 17 • 7 p.m. • The Schmidt

SWIC Music Faculty and Friend Recital

October 9 • 3 p.m. • MC Theatre

SWIC Student Recital

October 20 • 3 p.m. • Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main Street, Belleville

“The Poet Sings” – SWIC Concert Choir & Chamber Singers

October 23 • 3 p.m. • The Schmidt

SWIC Student Recital

October 24 7 p.m. St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B Street, Belleville

“No-Name Chorale & Friends” – Choir Concert

November 4 7 p.m. • Main Complex Theatre

SWIC Jazz Band Performance

November 5 • 7 p.m. • St Claire of Assisi Catholic Church, O’Fallon

“Musical Mixtures” – SWIC Concert Band Performance

November 6 • 3 p.m. • The Schmidt

SWIC Student Recital

November 7 • 7 p.m. • The Schmidt

“The B Side” Piano/Violin Recital

December 3 7 p.m. • SWIC Varsity Gym

SWIC Holiday Concert, featuring Chamber Singers, Concert Band, and Jazz Band

December 4 • 3 p.m. • The Schmidt

SWIC Student Honors Recital

December 7 • 7 p.m. • Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main Street, Belleville

“Carols by Candlelight V” – SWIC Concert Choir & Chamber Singers

featuring Allegra Lilly, principal harpist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

January 28 • 12 p.m. • The Schmidt

St. Louis Symphony College Connections

January 30 • 7 p.m. • The Schmidt

Chamber Music Recital: USAF Band of Mid-America

February 9 • 3 p.m. • The Schmidt

“An Afternoon at The Opera,” Faculty Recital with Ed Jacobs, Diana Umali, and guest trumpeter Robert Souza

February 16 • 11 a.m. • The Schmidt

Sunday Brunch Jazz Soiree *tickets will be on sale with College Activities TBD*

February 22 • All Day  Main Complex Theatre

SWIC Jazz Festival, featuring guest artist percussionist Bill Molenhof

March 18 • 3 p.m. • The Schmidt

SWIC Student Recital

March 29 7 p.m. St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B Street, Belleville

“Explore the Sound VI” – Concert featuring student choral ensembles and faculty instrumental soloists

April 1 • 3 p.m. • The Schmidt

SWIC Student Recital

April 15 • 3 p.m. • MC Theatre

SWIC Student Recital

May 3 • 3 p.m.  St. Paul UCC, Belleville

“Yearning to Breathe Free” – SWIC Concert Band Performance

May 4 7 p.m. • Main Complex Theatre

SWIC Jazz Band Performance

May 5 7 p.m.  Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main Street, Belleville

“Our Little Infinity” – SWIC Concert Choir & Chamber Singers

May 6 • 3 p.m. • The Schmidt

SWIC Honors Student Recital

MASS COMMUNICATION

October 18 • LA1342

College Radio Day, Blue Storm Radio

April 18 • LA1342

Vinylthon on Blue Storm Radio

May 13 6-9 p.m.

HSE (GED) Graduation broadcast on Blue Storm Radio

May 14 6-9 p.m.

Commencement broadcast on Blue Storm Radio

October 16 • LA1342

College Radio Day on Blue Storm Radio

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.