SWIC to Celebrate Art, Film and Music This Fall

Tim Venhaus Retrospective Part of Southwestern Illinois Film Festival

Listen to a guest speaker, enjoy a film festival, purchase original art pieces or enjoy the sounds of the SWIC Concert Band at Southwestern Illinois College this fall.

The college’s arts series, called the Southwestern Illinois Creative Arts Syndicate, features a variety of events ranging from a lecture from the SWIC faculty speaker series, titled “Architecture, Renovation & the Haunting of Hartmann Manor,” by SWIC Assistant Professor of Art Paula Haniszewski on Oct. 29, the annual SWIC Pottery & Art sale on 
Nov. 28, the SWIC Holiday Concert on Dec. 3,to the first annual two-day Southwestern Illinois Film Festival held Dec. 13-15.

 “There is something for everyone whether you’re into chamber music, love art or want to view a variety of short films by new and emerging filmmakers,” said Nicole Dutton, Schmidt Art Center curator. “We want our students and the community to enjoy the arts right here in the Metro East.”

The fall 2019 SWICARTS calendar is below. For details on individual events, visit swic.edu or facebook.com/swicarts


  • Oct. 2: Faculty Speaker Series: ­Thrice Homeless – Welcoming Gustav Mahler, 
    with Associate Professor of Music Ed Jacobs, 3 p.m., The Schmidt
  • Oct29:­ Faculty Speaker Series: Architecture, Renovation, & the Haunting of Hartmann Manor with Assistant Professor of Art Paula Haniszewski, 1 p.m., 
    The Schmidt


  • Sept. 26 – Filmmaker Spotlight: “In Memory of” with writer/director Eric Stanze 
    (This film contains mature content and is not suitable for all ages.) 7:30 p.m., 
    Liberal Arts Theatre
Tim Venhaus drawing by Leah Classen.
  • Oct. 17 – Filmmaker Spotlight: Experimental Filmmaker Zlatko Cosic, 7:30 p.m., Liberal Arts Theatre
  • Nov. 7 – Filmmaker Spotlight: “Dog Days” with writer/director Chad Carpenter, 
    7:30 p.m., Liberal Arts Theatre
  • Dec. 13-15 – Southwestern Illinois Film Festival: SWIFF A 2-day film festival. To apply or for more information visit FilmFreeway.com, Liberal Arts Theatre
  • Dec. 15 – Tim Venhaus Retrospective, 3 p.m., Liberal Arts Theatre


  • Nov. 15-17 – Fall Theatre Production: “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” 
    Main Complex Theatre


For exhibition information, visit swic.edu/theschmidt.

  • Aug. 22 – Exhibition Opening Reception: Todd May, Nanette Boileau and Daniel Stumeier, 4-7 pm., The Schmidt
  • Oct. 24 – Exhibition Opening Reception: Cory Sellers, Thomas Matthew Pierson and Amy Reidel, 4-7 pm., The Schmidt
  • Nov. 26 –Pottery & Art Sale, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Schmidt


For concert information, visit swic.edu/music-calendar.

  • Sept. 17 – SWIC Music Faculty & Friends Recital, 7 p.m., The Schmidt
  • Oct. 9 – SWIC Student Recital, 3 p.m., Main Campus Theatre
  • Oct. 20 – SWIC Concert Choir & Chamber Singers: The Poet Sings, 3 p.m., 
    Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main St., Belleville
  • Oct. 23 – SWIC Student Recital, 3 p.m., The Schmidt
  • Oct24 – Choir Concert: No-Name Chorale & Friends, 7 p.m., 
    St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 W. B St., Belleville
  • Nov. 4 – SWIC Jazz Band, 7 p.m., Main Complex Theatre
  • Nov. 5 – SWIC Concert Band: Musical Mixtures, 7 p.m., St. Clare of Assisi Church, 1411 Cross St., O’Fallon
  • Nov. 6 – SWIC Student Recital, 3 p.m., The Schmidt
  • Nov. 7 – SWIC Piano & Violin Recital: The B Side, 7 p.m., The Schmidt
  • Dec. 3 – SWIC Holiday Concert featuring Chamber Singers, Concert Band & Jazz Band, 7 p.m., Varsity Gym
  • Dec. 4 – SWIC Student Honors Recital, 3 p.m., The Schmidt
  • Dec. 7 – SWIC Concert Choir & Chamber Singers: Carols by Candlelight V featuring St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Principal Harpist Allegra Lilly, 7 p.m., 
    Union United Methodist Church, 721 E. Main St., Belleville


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