2019–2020 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. The gallery, receptions and lectures are open to visitors at no cost.
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Bill Rothwell: Retrospective
Exhibition: August 28-September 26
Reception: September 18, 12:30 p.m.
A survey exhibition celebrating the career of recently retired faculty member Bill Rothwell. As lead faculty in graphic design for the past two decades, Rothwell's own artistic practice mirrored and complemented his work in the classroom.
Life Behind the Iron Curtain: A Selection of Photographs Organized by Elisabeth Thoburn
Exhibition: October 1-31
Reception: October 10, 12:30 p.m.
Public Lecture: October 10, 2:30 p.m. | Theatre in the Lyons Building
American photographers captured images during and after the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. These images were generously donated by the German Consulate of Detroit and the Goethe Institute of Ann Arbor to Germany native Professor Elisabeth Z. Thoburn, instructor in the humanities department at Washtenaw Community College.
Thoburn's accompanying talk entitled "The Wall That Came Down and the Walls That Remain" will take listeners behind the Iron Curtain that once divided Berlin and Germany. Historical events in a divided post-war Europe will come to life through personal stories and experiences. Understand how these historical events and their impact are relevant even today and how it is not only about the physical walls we build and tear down, but also about the walls that remain in our minds. A Q&A session will follow the talk.
Shannon Eakins + Marc Dombrosky: New Projects
Exhibition: November 4-27
Reception: November 13, 12:30 p.m.
New projects by faculty members in the art department explore shared trajectories, radical departures and open questions about their processes.
Academic Showcase: An Honors Program Event
Exhibition: December 2-5
Reception: December 5, 12:30 p.m.
Students in the SMC Honors Program present the products of their semester-long individual research projects in a conversational, public forum. Join us to celebrate their achievements.
Archive: A Selection of Most, If Not All, of the Posters the SMC Marketing Department Has Printed for Campus Events, c. 2010-2019
Exhibition: January 6-30
Reception: January 16, 12:30 p.m.
This historic survey exhibition charts visual design strategies deployed across print media produced by the college. Organized with SMC alumna Jacquelyn Drewyor.
Lea Bult + Janice Kimball: Two Exhibitions
Exhibition: February 3-27
Reception: February 12, 12:30 p.m.
New projects by faculty members in the art department fill both gallery spaces concurrently.
Film, To Be Determined
Exhibition: March 2-April 2
Reception: March 12, 12:30 p.m.
Responding to works from the permanent collection, this film series culled from holdings of the Fred L. Mathews Library will feature two films each day during the run of the exhibition. Films will be announced at the beginning of each week.
Exhibition: April 14-22
Reception and Awards Ceremony: April 22, 12:30 p.m.
Works created by SMC students over the past two semesters fill the gallery spaces in our annual juried spring exhibition. Works from painting, ceramics, drawing, graphic design and photography courses are all represented.
Sophomore Scholarship Exhibit
Exhibition: April 27-28
Students declaring their concentration in art who are returning for 2020-21 will exhibit portfolios of work created in art courses over the past year.