The Space Between Series art exhibit by Margaret Keller

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center South West Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville

The Space Between looks at nature and questions how to see it now that the virtual world of images (online photographs, videos, movies) has become more real than reality for […]

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Nicole Cooper: Interwoven

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center South West Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville

An exhibition of figurative oil paintings that examine the complex relationship with our bodies, biologically woven into time and place. Opening reception Thursday, June 13th, 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Artists […]

Constantine Gedal: Moments On Paper

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center South West Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville

An exhibition of photographs that explore the human experience and what lies beyond it - visual manifestation of its mundane flow and its high moments. Opening reception Thursday, June 13th, […]

Rob Thornberry: De-Collage

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center South West Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville

An exhibition that blends found papers with acrylic paint, revealing and concealing content reminiscent of landscapes. Opening reception Thursday, June 13th, 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. Artist talks during reception. Opening […]

Nanette Boileau: American Dreamers: Un-Alienable Rights

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center South West Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville

A large scale installation that investigates the varied and non-conformist paths of Americans fighting for their dreams. Featured image: Boileau American Dreamers-2 (detail) Opening Reception Thursday, August 22nd, 4pm-7pm. Artist […]

Daniel Stumeier: Twang

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center South West Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville

Drawings and prints that examine Midwest American popular culture in light of current attitudes toward race and class. Featured image: Truck 2 (Goodwill, Effingham, IL) (detail) Opening Reception Thursday, August […]

Todd May: Reflections: Enlightened Clay

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center South West Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville

An exhibition that reflects on the timeless exploration of wheel-thrown ceramic forms using natural gas reduction. Featured image: untitled (detail) Opening Reception Thursday, August 22nd, 4pm-7pm. Artist talks during reception […]

Amy Reidel: Sweet Jammy Nightmares

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center South West Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville

Abstracted mixed media work that illuminates experience women and caregivers have in relation to health and socio-political issues. Featured image: Jammy Nightmare (detail) Opening Reception Thursday, October 24th, 4pm-7pm Artists […]

Thomas Matthew Pierson: B.Y.O.B/ Bring Your Own Burgers

The William and Florence Schmidt Art Center South West Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave, Belleville

Paintings of hamburgers and bodybuilders. ‘Nuff said. Have a burger. Featured image: RggR-ggg-Rgg-POW-Cherris and 111 Gummy Bears (detail) Opening Reception Thursday, October 24th, 4pm-7pm Artist talks during reception Free and […]

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