SMC Art Gallery exhibits Berrien artist collective
Fun Squad’s “The Kids’ Table” multi-media art exhibition fills Southwestern Michigan College’s gallery through Nov. 1. The Benton Harbor artist collective builds interactivity into every show, from indoor swings to free haircuts. For The Kids’ Table, visitors are encouraged to “unleash their inner child” by coloring, exploring and creating — or playing ping-pong on — a collaborative table.
Free public concert caps choral camp
Southwestern Michigan College’s week-long Choral Camp culminated with a free public performance July 27 in the theatre of the Dale A. Lyons Building on SMC’s Dowagiac campus.
Collage Concert concludes concert season
The Collage Concert April 27 was a non-stop showcase featuring bands and choirs along with soloists and small ensembles, from Dixieland to a “Mary Poppins” medley on tuba.
Renowned magician headlines new fall variety show
“Scenes from the Station,” Southwestern Michigan College’s new fall variety show, pairs Stuart MacDonald, an internationally acclaimed magician, with top student talent for a time-traveling train trip. SMC Express passengers will be entertained twice this weekend with singing, dancing, jazz, Victor Borge’s Phonetic Punctuation, the eye-popping comedy of Craig Wells and even stage combat.
SMC Brass Band first to play Dowagiac's new concert venue
Southwestern Michigan College Brass Band June 7 christened Dowagiac’s new summer concert venue outside the James E. Snow Professional Building.
SMC creative in enlarging art gallery
Southwestern Michigan College debuted its remodeled and enlarged art gallery at a reception on Feb. 14 by showcasing alumna Jessika Clement’s series of eight outsized oil paintings, “The Generous Deceit of Elusive Darkness.” “We just completed a two-stage renovation,” Visual and Performing Arts Chairman Marc Dombrosky said. “It doesn’t just look different, it sounds different” with an interior wall moved to make the rear gallery as big a space as the front gallery in Room 108 of the Dale A. Lyons Building on the Dowagiac campus.
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.