2018 Exhibitions - Southwestern Illinois College

Charles Clary: Memento Mori/Memento Vivere

October 25 – December 14 

Paper sculptures that explore the concepts of Memento Mori – the coming to terms with ones own mortality, and Memento Vivere – remembering to live

Dominic Finocchio: Imaginaria

October 25 – December 14 

Paintings and drawings that explore improbable, unexpected, yet credible imagery

Mario Méthot: main-painting, manière, Mario Méthot, manifestement, mankind, Manitou, marginalité, meaning, multitude, Montreal, meditation…

October 25 – December 14 

Drawings and paintings that criticize, question and pay tribute to human existence while allowing for contradiction and work in progress.

Donald Bevirt: Art at the Speed of Light

August 23 – October 5

Photographs that strive to capture a moment and provide a narrative of a symbolic and surreal world

Kimber Mallett and Melody Evans: Layers

August 23 – October 5

A two-person exhibition comprised of works that reference the natural world and build on a commentary of social and environmental issues

Donald Koleson: An Eclectic Vision: Mid-Century Modern & Industrial Tech

August 23 – October 5

Furniture and objects that record Don Koleson’s mid-century modern style and career in industrial technology

* A special thanks to the Belleville Historical Society’s MidCentury Modern Architecture Museum in loaning items for this exhibition.

Black Velvet: The Seedy Side of Kitsch

June 7 – August 2

In this juried call for entry, local artists reinvented the kitschy black velvet paintings of decades past.

2018 SWIC Student Art Show

April 26 – May 10, 2018

Photos, sculptures, paintings, drawings and multi-media pieces by Southwestern Illinois College art students.

2018 High School Art Show and Congressional Art Competition

March 22 – April 5

Works by area high school students and Congressman Mike Bost’s 12th Congressional Competition.

Participating High Schools:

Althoff Catholic High School

Belleville East High School

Belleville West High School

Benton Consolidated High School

Carbondale Community High School

Collinsville High School

Dupo High School

East St. Louis Senior High School

Frankfort Community High School

Freeburg Community High School

Gibault Catholic High School

Highland High School

Lebanon High School

Marion High School

Marissa High School

Mascoutah High School

O’Fallon Township High School

Sparta High School

Zeigler-Royalton High School

2018 Senior Art Competition: Life Experienced

March 1 – March 5

Artists 60 and older who reside in the SWIC district or are members of the Gateway East Artists Guild were invited to showcase their artistic abilities and have a chance to win prize money. The beautiful and talented work of over 60+ local artists were exhibited in the four galleries of the Schmidt Art Center.

Annie Scheumbauer: The Dance of Nature

January 18 – February 23

Drawings and paintings that record the energy and movement of nature’s forms as they blossom, wither, and dry.

Mark Appling Fisher: Top Shelf Eyes

January 18 – February 23

Photographs that examine the chalkware and macabre culture of the early to mid-20th century carnivals.

Lyubov Briginets: The Magic of Art Dolls

January 18 – February 23

Hand sculpted art dolls that explore the complexities of human nature through gesture and expression.