Function & Ceremony: The Art of Melanesia
The Schmidt Art Center has partnered with St. Louis Lambert International Airport’s Art & Culture Program to exhibit works from our Melanesian Collection.
Function & Ceremony: The Art of Melanesia features many of our objects from Papua New Guinea, including our wave splitter, spirit board, sago and feast bowls, and a canoe prow. This exhibition was first displayed at the Schmidt in its entirety in January 2016, and reflects on the sacred and functional purposes of these objects.
Function & Ceremony: The Art of Melanesia is on exhibition at the airport’s Lambert Gallery now through September 17th.
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March 23 – April 6, 2017
Our annual exhibition of area high school art, along with Congressman Bost’s Congressional Art Competition.
Seth Martin’s “Squints!”
Participating High Schools:
Althoff Catholic High School
Belleville Township High School East
Belleville Township High School West
Carbondale Community High School
Collinsville High School
Dongola High School
DuQuoin High School
Elverado High School
Frankfort Community High School
Freeburg Community High School
Gibault Catholic High School
Highland High School
Johnston City High School
Lebanon High School
Marion High School
Marissa High School
Mascoutah High School
O’Fallon Township High School
Okawville High School
Steeleville High School
Triad High School
Valmeyer High School
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Michael Anderson’s “Kujaku Koi” (detail)
March 2 – 6, 2017
An exhibition of artwork by area residents and members of the Gateway East Artists Guild who are age 60 or over. Sponsored in conjunction with the St. Clair County Office on Aging.
Opening reception is March 2, 6-7:30 p.m., with an awards ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
Special exhibition dates and times:
Friday, March 3 • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 4 • noon to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 5 • noon to 4 p.m.
Monday, March 6 • 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Susan Wiemerslage’s “Clever Women of Uzbekistan” (detail)
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New exhibitions featuring the works of Timothy Norton, Heather Haymart, and Carol Zeman open this Thursday, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Casual artist talks will also be held from 6-8 p.m. that evening.
Timothy Norton’s from “NOWHEN”
Timothy Norton: BOOKSINMYLIFE
Cerebral concepts interpreted through paintings and illustrated books
Carol Zeman’s “Riding the Tiger”
Carol Zeman: Spirit Wings
Ethereal sculptures of natural materials that communicate contemporary issues, mysteries, and spiritual topics
Heather Haymart’s “Releasing Control”
Heather Haymart: Far from Colorless: A look beneath the surface
Tranquil paintings of thickly applied texture revealing a meditative and connective process
Exhibitions open October 27 – December 15. For more information on programs and exhibitions, please visit our website at swic.edu/TheSchmidt .
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Please join us this evening for the opening reception of exhibitions by Karen Rips & Paula Chung, Heather Woodson, and Prints from the Permanent Collection.
Exhibitions run August 11 – October 6, 2016
Karen Rips & Paula Chung’s “Lynn’s Spine I” from their exhibition “A View Within”
Christo’s “Wrapped Statues (Project for Der Glyptotek in Munich Aegean Temple)” from the Schmidt’s Permanent Collection
Heather Woodson’s “Shame” from her exhibition “Boredom: Problem or Prvilege”
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Visit our Facebook page to see the award winners of our limited showing of the Senior Art Competition.