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Summer Exhibitions Now Open!

June 8 – August 3, 2017

The Wax Collective: Contemporary Artists Creating with Wax
 A group of artists who use wax as a key element to create unique, layered effects in engaging encaustic paintings

Julie Snidle’s “The Golden Hour” of the Wax Collective

Deborah Douglas: Alternative Facts (1965 – 2017)
Mixed media works of various imagery that address issues of gender, feminism, and empowerment

Deborah Doulgas’ “1980”



Peg Fetter: Minimal Frivolities
A juxtaposition of materials in fine art jewelry distilled to the bare necessities

Peg Fetter’s “Ridge Ring”


The Schmidt is Taking Flight!

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.

New Exhibitions Open This Thursday

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”

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 .


2016 Life Experienced: A Senior Art Competition Award Winners

Visit our Facebook page to see the award winners of our limited showing of the Senior Art Competition.


Typewriter Tim: Zen & the Art of Typewriter Tim

Typewriter Tim's "Balance," metal and glass

Typewriter Tim’s “Balance,” metal and glass

Tim Jordan, aka Typewriter Tim, started playing the typewriter as a percussive instrument while studying painting at the University of Kansas. Soon after, he got the idea to blowtorch manual typewriters, and did so after someone told him that he couldn’t. From there, he stumbled upon the idea of infusing glass into them after accidentally jamming some glass dips into an old one, and spent years finding a glass blower that would let him experiment with mixing glass and metal – something that you’re not supposed to do.

When he’s not blowing glass into typewriters or playing improvisational funk music with his band, he is an art facilitator and therapist at Artists First at the Turner Center for the Arts.

Typewriter Tim's "Untitled #1," metal

Typewriter Tim’s “Untitled #1,” metal, and charcoal and ink drawings “Happy Accident” and “From the Top”

Artist Statement:
I started playing the typewriter as a percussive instrument while studying painting at The University of Kansas in 1993. Soon after, I started blowtorching typewriters after someone told me I couldn’t. I “accidentally” jammed some glass dips I had upside down into a torched typewriter. I then became obsessed with recreating that effect without glue.

For the next 10 years I asked every glassblower in the region I was in to help me pour glass through typewriters and they all said the same thing, “Glass doesn’t mix with metal. It won’t work.”

I moved back to St. Louis from Los Angeles and got a random phone call from someone at The Third Degree Glass Factory after he heard what I wanted to do. I couldn’t believe it because I had already given up my quest to find a glassblower by then. So we started burning, filling, ladling, dripping, flipping, pouring, wrapping, and playing with glass and typewriters and their parts, having the greatest time doing it.

My bands play the most beautiful improvisational funk music with a typewriter player for 3-4 hours nonstop just like how we throw 2200° glass on interesting metal machines.

Zen and the Art of Typewriter Tim is a retrospective of process, duality, setting the stage, letting go, and the work creates itself with the help of my friends. I like the idea of things that don’t mix, and are extremely different, getting along and being cool. People think it’s funny that I hate to type. My smug answer is that typewriters don’t type. We just sit there, waiting for a muse. That part is you.

Typewriter Tim's "Untitled," metal and glass

Typewriter Tim’s “Untitled,” metal and glass

Typewriter Tim’s exhibition runs through February 25th. For more information, visit swic.edu/TheSchmidt.

New Exhibitions Opening Next Week

Please join us next Thursday, November 5th, for the opening reception of exhibitions by Guy Weible and David Weinberg.

David Weinberg's "Adrift, Plate 19" (detail)

David Weinberg’s “Adrift, Plate 19” (detail)

Chicago artist David Weinberg‘s dreamy, black and white photography reflects on the dissolution of boundaries and a delineation of space and time.

Guy Weible's "Platter 1"

Guy Weible’s “Platter 1”

Retiring SWIC art instructor Guy Weible’s show is a career bookend exhibition, featuring a look at a prolific series of dynamic ceramics.

Artist talk by Guy Weible: November 5th, 5pm
Opening reception: November 5th, 6-8pm

Artist talk by David Weinberg: November 12, 6pm
Perseid String Quartet Concert: November 12, 7pm

Exhibitions are open through December 19th.

Four new artists at the Schmidt!

It’s Thanksgiving week, and it seems to be all the rage to say what you’re thankful for. Here at the Schmidt, we’re jumping on that bandwagon and letting the world know a few things that we’re thankful for.

In no certain order, here are four of the Schmidt’s current blessings.

1) Albert Yowshien Kuo

As if he weren’t already cool (Albert is the Schmidt’s arts-in-education resident). If you work at the Schmidt, you’re just automatically cool), he’s also an amazing artist. I don’t say that just because I have to make the Schmidt look good, he is honestly a captivating and enthralling artist.


From left to right; “Sister Summer”, “Watchers”, and “North Signal Hills,” all oil and mixed media on birch by Albert Yowshien Kuo.

How could we not be thankful for this to look at all day?


“Uncertainty” (detail) oil and mixed media on birch by Albert Yowshien Kuo.

2) Mark Pease


Left background: “Untitled (Red 35)” Acrylic on nylon. Right foreground: “Disk Variations II – Orange 3b” Screen print on paper by Mark Pease.

These screen prints and acrylics are so trippy. I realize I sound like I just got back from Woodstock, but I can’t think of a better way to put it. If you stare at the perfectly executed lines and spaces, you find yourself in a sort of daze. A good daze.

I’m not 100% convinced yet that Mark Pease isn’t some sort of wizard.


“Untitled (Purple25)” (Detail) acrylic on nylon by Mark Pease.

3) Dale Threlkeld

The Schmidt has a few pieces of Threlkeld’s work in its collection, so I’ve seen his work on my gallivants around campus, but seeing this many, this close is mind-boggling.


“Tempest Dei” (Detail) Oil on canvas by Dale Threlkeld.

How he creates these pieces, we don’t know, but we’re thankful that he can and continues to do so.


“Far Mystic” Oil on canvas by Dale Threlkeld

4) Michael Dunbar

Currently, the only 3D pieces in the Schmidt’s galleries, Michael Dunbar’s sculptures compliment Threlkeld’s paintings beautifully. They’re industrial and sturdy, but still maintain a grace that can only be explained by seeing them.


“Twenty-One Twenty” cast and machined bronze by Michael Dunbar


We have 8 of Dunbar’s bronze pieces in the Marsh Gallery right now that are just waiting for you to come see them.


“Entity/Twelve” Cast and machined bronze by Michael Dunbar

These four artists will be exhibiting in the Schmidt’s galleries until December 18th, so come check them out!

Also, stay tuned for interviews from each of these artists!

Posted by student intern, Kailey Kirkley