Art Gallery Schedule

2016–2017 Art Gallery Schedule

The Art Gallery is located in Room 108 of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus. Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or by appointment. Art receptions and the gallery are open to visitors at no cost. All receptions are held at 12:30 p.m. in the Art Gallery unless otherwise noted.

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Justin Favela & Mikayla Whitmore: BIG LOAD
Exhibition: September 6-October 6, 2016
Reception: Thursday, September 15, 2016

Justin Favela & Mikayla Whitmore: BIG LOAD

Acting as a double-portrait of Southwestern Michigan and their hometown of Las Vegas, this exhibition explores and critiques the marketing strategies of discount stores and swap meets as sites of negotiated commerce; pit-stops in the waste stream fueling our insatiable desire to acquire. BIG LOAD was installed by the artists during a week-long residency in Eau Claire, MI in the summer of 2016. The public reception will feature a conversation between faculty members Shannon Eakins and Marc Dombrosky discussing the multi-faceted and collaborative practices of the two artists.

"Besides, it's always the others who die"*: Faculty Exhibition
Exhibition: October 11, 2016-November 10, 2016
Reception: Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

"Besides, it's always the others who die*": Faculty Exhibition

An exhibit of new works by faculty members in honor of Professor Emeritus Terry Pfliger, who died June 9. *Adapted from the epitaph of Marcel Duchamp, a pioneer in contemporary art practices and a constant inspiration to Mr. Pfliger.

STE(A)Mcon!
Exhibition: November 15-December 8, 2016
Reception: Thursday, November 17, 12:30 p.m.

STE(A)Mcon!

In conjunction with the STEMCon conference, this exhibit showcases works that highlight the overlapping spaces between scientific and artistic inquiry.

Holiday Pop-up Shop!
December 9, 12, and 14
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Holiday Pop-up Shop!

Solve all of your holiday shopping woes by purchasing works for sale from students and alumni.

Twin Cities Camera Club
Exhibition: January 9-February 2, 2017
Reception: Wednesday, January 18, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Twin Cities Camera Club

An exhibit offering an overview of works created by members of the venerable camera group based in St. Joseph.

Ready (or Not)
Exhibition: February 6-March 2, 2017
Reception: Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Ready (or Not)

Students enrolled in Art Appreciation (ART 110) design an installation that transforms the gallery from a minimalist grid of empty pedestals into a networked array of ready-made sculptures.

New Print
Exhibition: March 7-March 30, 2017
Reception: Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

New Print

Co-curated with SMC alumnus Tim Tinker, this exhibition offers an overview of contemporary publishing in our region, exploring new small press and print-based work.

Spring Break
April 3-7, 2017-Closed

The Art Gallery will be closed to the public from April 3-7 for Spring Break. We will be open by prior appointment only.

Student Exhibition
Exhibition: April 18-April 27, 2017
Closing Reception and De-Installation: Thursday, April 27, 2017, 12:30 p.m.

Student Exhibition

The annual juried spring exhibition surveys works created by our students over the past two semesters.

Sophomore Scholarship Exhibition
Exhibition: May 2-May 4, 2017, No Reception

Sophomore Scholarship Exhibition

Students declaring their concentration in art who are returning for 2017-18 exhibit portfolios of works created in art courses over the past year.