Arts at Eureka College

The arts have played a pivotal role at Eureka College since it’s founding in 1855. Nearly 50% of the student body gets involved in the arts here in some significant way and there’s good reason for that—we’re winners! Our reputation is national and our students go on to professional careers in the arts and attend some of the finest graduate schools in the country. We stress overseas study and internships but our specialty is YOU. That’s right —YOU. YOU will always be a person—an artist—to us and we will become your friends and mentors for life. Learn more about our majors, minors, and scholarships – we want students who are intelligent AND talented. For quality, professionalism and a personal touch – this is the place.

Rhea Edge
Professor of Art
Chair, Fine and Performing Arts


Visual Arts

Photography and paintings are part of an art exhibit by Eureka College senior Kristin Needham of Pekin that will be on display May 16 through Aug. 28 in Burgess Hall Art Gallery at Eureka College. An opening reception will be from 1 to 3 p.m. May 16 in the gallery. It is free and open to the public.

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Theatre and Drama

Little Shop of Horrors

October 1‐3 & 8‐10 | 7pm

Book by Howard Ashman, Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Based on the film by Roger Corman, Screenplay by Charles Griffith

Other productions in 2015-16:

  • Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl‐ March 2‐6
  • Noel Coward’s Private Lives, ‐April 13‐17
  • Little Red Devils Improv Troupe ‐ November 7 & April 2
  • Illinois High School Theatre Festival ‐ November 20‐21
  • Christmas Workshop ‐ December 5
  • 24-hour Play Festival ‐ January 23‐24
  • Valentine Dance ‐ February 13
  • Dog Sees God ‐ by Bert V. Royal ‐ August 23‐24
  • EC Presents Senior Showcase ‐ April 30
  • Olio Cemetery Walk ‐ May 8

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Theatrical Studies in England

Experience Shakespeare’s England

A Week of Theatre in London and Stratford-upon-Avon

March 12–20, 2016

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Summer Arts Festival


Literary Arts

Writers Festival

The 4th annual Eureka College Writers Festival hosted poet Allison Joseph and author Kathleen Rooney, who read from their works on March 26 and 27, respectively. A question-and-answer session, book-signing and reception followed each reading.

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