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2017 SWIC Student Show Opens Thursday


April 27 – May 11, 2017

Our annual exhibition of featured work by Southwestern Illinois College art students

Opening Reception: April 27, 6-8 p.m.; award ceremony 7 p.m. Exhibition open through May 11th.

Nicole Marianovich’s “Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil” (detail)

2017 High School Show Now Open


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

Life Experienced: A Senior Art Competition


Michael Anderson's "Kujaku Koi" (detail)

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)

Susan Wiemerslage’s “Clever Women of Uzbekistan” (detail)

Artist Spotlight: Albert Yowshien Kuo


SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition
January 19 – February 23, 2017

Each Monday and Wednesday during the SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition, we will feature one of the exhibiting art instructors, including their artist statement and images of their works.

Statement
As an Asian American I was caught between being the right Chinese and the right American. Growing up, the word discrimination was a common term in the household and carried two very different definitions.  For that reason I feel akin to the major minority groups’ experience as Americans and this is where these pieces come from. The work is about dualities, for without us, there is no “them.”

The pieces in the show presents brightly-colored forms in varied chroma. The forms have an intentionally undefined nomenclature. This is a rejection of formalism. Without the ability to label these forms they become free from prejudice. The bright colors come from a distinctly American history, particularly the energetic palettes used by various African American painters during the great migration through to the civil rights movement; a legacy of color and context that carries its weight today. The surrounding layers evoke the contradiction between natural symmetry and order and the human imposed barriers and exclusionary infrastructure it inspires.

Works
The Dividing Line but an Attempt to Close the Gap (After Michelangelo’s Sistine), 2016
66” x 72”
acrylic and Flashe on canvas, fibers

Body Gardens in a Democratic State, 2016
66” x 72”
acrylic and Flashe on canvas, fibers

City Dwellers, 2016
47” x 48”
oil and mixed media on canvas

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Kuo’s “The Dividing Line but an Attempt to Close the Gap (After Michelangelo’s Sistine)”

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Kuo’s “City Dwellers” (left)

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Detail of “The Dividing Line but an Attempt to Close the Gap (After Michelangelo’s Sistine)”

Artist Spotlight: Cory Sellers


SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition
January 19 – February 23, 2017

Each Monday and Wednesday during the SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition, we will feature one of the exhibiting art instructors, including their artist statement and images of their works.

Statement
December Paintings 2016
My work deals a lot with the investigation of space. I am greatly interested in pictorial drama and illusionism within that space. Not always real, this is a contradiction which adds to the complexity of the painting. The space that the forms live in have a certain feel of solitude, which I believe goes along with the mystery. I am also interested in the decision process of the composition and why each mark is next to another as well as the speed, slow or fast, of the other mark-making that is taking place. There are several things I use to create depth in the paintings, color and contrasting values, but the variety of mark-making and placement has been my recent interest. My December Paintings have been a refinement in my work as I have eliminated the figure with ambitions to improve my abstractions.

Works
Farewell, 2016
12” x 9”
acrylic on canvas

 

Easy Does It, 2016
12” x 9”
acrylic on canvas

Painting, December 6th 2016, 2016
20” x 15”
acrylic, spray paint on canvas

Refine, 2016
20” x 15”
acrylic on canvas

Icebreaker, 2016
14” x 11”
acrylic on canvas

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Sellers’ “Icebreaker,” “Farewell,” and “Easy Does It” (left to right)

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Sellers’ “December 6th 2016”

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Sellers’ “December 6th 2016” (left) and “Refine” (right)

Artist Spotlight: Nancy Friederich


SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition
January 19 – February 23, 2017

Each Monday and Wednesday during the SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition, we will feature one of the exhibiting art instructors, including their artist statement and images of their works.

Statement
The Pathway series of paintings that I am presently working on includes some of my favorite places and countries that I have had the pleasure to visit.

The botanical garden painting is from the Missouri Botanical Garden, one of my favorite places. This lovely lady allowed me to take her picture in another location in the garden. I placed her on this path.

The cemetery scene is from my grandfather’s birthplace in southern Hungary. We were there looking for our family name on tombstones. We didn’t find any family members, but my mother had an interesting conversation (in Hungarian) with the lovely women caring for the graves of their loved ones. It was a special Saturday evening for all of us.

The painting I have just begun will also be part of the Pathway series, and is based on a visit I took to a small mountain village in Peru. I am anxious to paint this one.

Works
Sunday Stroll at the Botanical Garden, 2015
50” x 37”
oil on paper

Roses, 2015
37” x 50”
oil on paper

The Gathering, Barcs, Hungary, 2016
37” x 50”
oil on paper

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Friederich’s “Roses”

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Friederich’s “The Gathering, Barcs, Hungary”

Artist Spotlight: Paula Haniszewski


SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition
January 19 – February 23, 2017

Each Monday and Wednesday during the SWIC Art Faculty Exhibition, we will feature one of the exhibiting art instructors, including their artist statement and images of their works.

Statement
Playfully interpreting the genre of landscape painting, I hope to inspire thoughts on home, sense of place, and the ideal.

Works
Gypsy, 2016-17
70” X 42”
oil on canvas

Landscape, 2017
19” x 16”
mixed media on mounted paper

Landline, 2017
mixed media on mounted paper
15” x 10 ¼”

 

Paula Haniszewski's "Landline" and "Landscape" Both mixed media on paper, 2017.

Paula Haniszewski’s “Landline” and “Landscape”
Both mixed media on paper, 2017.

"Landscape" (detail) Mixed media on paper, 2017

“Landscape” (detail)
Mixed media on paper, 2017

"Gypsy" (background) Oil on canvas, 2016-17

“Gypsy” (background)
Oil on canvas, 2016-17