Regional Photographer Exhibit Opens Feb. 2 at SIC’s Hise Museum

January 15, 2021

The Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art at Southeastern Illinois College will open the Regional Photographer Exhibit Tuesday, Feb. 2. This show will run through Friday, May. 14.

Artists from across the region have submitted works to be considered, and with 60 pieces included, this promises to be a dynamic exhibition. Subject matter includes portraits, wildlife and nature amongst many others.

“This show is going to be beautiful with various content,” said museum curator, Melody Bryant. “I am excited for visitors to see this representation of our region through the lenses of these photographers. The photographers have been incredible to work with and I’m grateful for the works that they submitted.”

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the museum is limiting capacity to no more than 10 visitors in the museum at one time. Due to the possibility of abrupt closures due to the virus, appointments are encouraged. Masks are required in the museum as well as on SIC’s campus and no food or drinks are allowed in the museum.

Hours of operation for the Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art are Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., the first Sunday of the month, 1-4 p.m., or by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, contact 618-252-5400 ext. 2599, email or visit

The Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art was made possible by a generous gift from retired Air Force Col. William C. Hise and his brother, the late Air Force Brig. Gen. James C. Hise, who wished to honor their late sister Ella Elizabeth Hise, who was a pioneer in art education in Illinois and began her career in Harrisburg Public School. The Museum, located on the south side of the college, contains three spacious galleries, as well as a beautiful front entrance foyer, classroom/reception area and professional workspace. The mission of the museum is to honor Ella Elizabeth Hise and foster an appreciation for visual arts works, exhibits, programs, and cultural partnerships that celebrate Southern Illinois and the surrounding region.