SWIC to hold Senior Art Competition

Talented artists from all across the Metro East will showcase their artwork in Life Experienced – A Senior Art Competition. Southwestern Illinois College and the St. Clair County Office on Aging are once again partnering with the Gateway East Artists Guild and Art on the Square for this unique art competition and exhibition.

More than 60 artists age 60 and older will showcase their artistic abilities in several different art categories including: painting and mixed media, drawing and printmaking, fine crafts, photography and digital art, and sculpture and ceramics.

The exhibition is free and open to the public.

The opening reception for this exhibit will be held Thursday, March 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Schmidt Art Center at the SWIC Belleville Campus, 2500 Carlyle Ave.

The exhibition will continue: Friday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, March 3 from noon to 4 p.m.; Sunday, March 4 from noon to 4 p.m.; and Monday, March 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about the Life Experienced exhibition, call 618-234-4410, ext. 7044.