Baker reception overflows SMC art gallery
For a guy Southwestern Michigan College paid to teach people, David Baker paradoxically needs abundant solitude. “My (minimum daily requirement) seems to be about three hours a day walking in the woods, paddling a canoe, riding a bike or, in the case of my sketch books, sitting in the coffee shop, mulling.
Mikayla King's film wins award
Southwestern Michigan College student Mikayla King won first place in the seventh annual Coastline Children’s Film Festival Young Filmmakers Competition. King, from Quincy, garnered the accolade for “Friendship.”
SMC students perform in ‘Marriage of Figaro’ opera
West Michigan Opera Project presented Mozart’s “The Marriage of Figaro” March 24 at Southwestern Michigan College.
Michelle Stambaugh revives Mud-Lucious
The second coming of Mud-Lucious delivers downtown Dowagiac more than Southwestern Michigan College alumna Michelle Stambaugh’s pottery studio. Stambaugh, who studied with David Baker and Sherrie Styx while earning her SMC associate degree, in 2013 opened the first Mud-Lucious at the other end of Front Street in Laurie Anne’s resale boutique. Now Laura Kinzler’s vintage clothing line is part of Stambaugh’s storefront at 206 S. Front St. in the former Dowagiac Vacuum Center.
Dogwood salutes SMC arts support
Dogwood Fine Arts Festival, approaching its 25th anniversary in 2016, presented Southwestern Michigan College with a Commitment Award recognizing its support of the arts in Dowagiac.
SMC's Beckwith concert to become annual event
Southwestern Michigan College’s annual Pops Concert hit the road St. Patrick’s Day to Beckwith Theatre in downtown Dowagiac. The SMC Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Jonathan Korzun and the SMC Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by David Carew performed to a packed house at 7:30 p.m. March 17. All proceeds benefit the Beckwith’s fundraising campaign for a new roof and other building renovations.