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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

Artist Spotlight: Dawn Blum


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
I am first and foremost a straight photographer, though my appetite to learn has led me to experiment with other traditional mediums as of late. The transient nature of things, stuff, and life itself is center to my current work.

Works
Compulsory Mechanics, 2016
11 ¼” x 14 ¼”
silver gelatin prints

Disengage, 2016
13” x 7” x 8”
organic & found materials, copper leaf

Limited Expansion, 2016
4” x 7 ¾” x 9”
paper, copper leaf, found objects

Listless Passage, 2016-17
22 ⅛” x 12 ⅛”
digital photography

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Blum’s “Listless Passage”

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Blum’s “Limited Expansion” (left) and “Disengage” (right)

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Detail of Blum’s “Limited Expansion”

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Blum’s “Compulsory Mechanics” (one of three)

Artist Spotlight: Shawn Niebruegge


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
Fairs, festivals, homecomings, and other local events represent some of the last places where neighbors gather for nothing more than the sake of celebrating togetherness. In a world enamored with digital socialization, these gatherings may seem to be relics of a bygone era; the increasingly isolated and insular conclaves of niche communities hardly allow for such mingling of diverse peoples. The raw and primal truth to this desire to be around each other – that is what I am interested in capturing.

I make snapshots for references to the moments I want to remember in better detail than my recall will supply. The circumstances of the events make it a rare occurrence that the photograph itself will be a successful final work. On very rare occasion it is true that to do any more would only diminish the statement. The intent, however, is to translate these experiences into the language and histories of painting and drawing.

Works
Tree of Life, 2016
22” x 30”
graphite

The Queen, Persephone, 2017
22” x 30”
graphite

The Chase, 2016
20” x 26”
colored pencil

Candy Alarm, 2014
10” x 15”
photograph

As American, 2016
10” x 15”
photograph

When I was younger…I’ve believed…impossible things… ,  2016
10” x 15”
photograph

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Niebruegge’s “The Chase”

Niebruegge's "Tree of Life" and "The Queen, Persephone" on far right

Niebruegge’s “Tree of Life” and “The Queen, Persephone” on far right

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Niebruegge’s “Tree of Life”

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Niebruegge’s “Candy Alarm”

Artist Spotlight: Don Bevirt


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 World on the Other Side of the Mirror

By using the camera in a fluid way and post visualizing the final image, I can encounter a new reality. The photographic act consists of entering a space of intimate complicity, not to master it, but to play along with it and to demonstrate that nothing has been decided yet.

The instantaneity of photography is not to be confused with the simultaneity of real time. The flow of pictures produced and erased in real time is indifferent to the fluid dimension of the photographic moment.

In a sense, the photographic image materially translates a sense of reality, which is so obvious and so easily accepted because we already have the feeling that it is real, yet we are never in the real presence of the object. Between reality and its image, there is an impossible exchange. At best, one finds a visual correlation between reality and the image.

Works
Mirror Series: Tree, 2016
20” x 24”
digital print

Mirror Series: Escalator, 2015
16” x 20”
digital print

Alleyway Old San Juan, 2016
20” x 24”
digital color photograph

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Bevirt’s “Alleyway Old San Juan”

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Bevirt’s “Mirror Series: Tree”

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Bevirt’s “Mirror Series: Escalator”

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.

New Exhibitions


Ron Isom's "Codex Isom"

Ron Isom’s “Codex Isom”

New exhibitions by Stewart Halperin, Ron Isom, Jessica Witte, and Florin Hategan are now open through October 15th.

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Jessica Witte’s “letting go, to seed” (detail)

For more information, visit: http://www.swic.edu/theschmidt/current-exhibitions/

Florin Hategan's "Vertical Series"

Florin Hategan’s “Vertical Series”

Stewart Halperin's "A Moment in Time"

Stewart Halperin’s “A Moment in Time”