418 South Illinois Avenue, Carbondale, Illinois 62901, United States
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A historic visual and performing arts venue in downtown Carbondale, IL.

Upcoming Live Events

John “Jack” Whitlock Exhibit and Opening Reception

“Poinsettia” by Jack Whitlock, 1977, Acrylic on Canvas

Reception: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, July 12
Free Admission
Viewing Hours: 2-6 Tuesday-Friday and during events


The Varsity is pleased to exhibit the work of John “Jack” Whitlock. An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 12.  Appetizers will be provided, and the Varsity Bar will be open for purchase of wine, beer, cocktails and other beverages.


Whitlock was the first director of the University Museum at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He retired from that position in 2000. Jack was also an art professor at John A. Logan College.


Jack's art work is representative of his life and adventures in Indiana, Illinois and Tennessee.