The James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College will feature the exhibit, “It’s Not Just Black and White,” an achromatic work in graphite and charcoal by Michelle Smith, Nov. 27-Dec.14. The public is invited to view the exhibit weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
An artist’s reception will be held Friday, Dec. 1, from 5-7 p.m. in the gallery, located on the upper level of Menard Hall on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road.
Smith, who teaches drawing for LLCC Community Education, is a member of the Springfield Artist Collective and the Colored Pencil Society of America. She won the Best of Show award twice in the Chatham Area Public Library Annual Winter Art Exhibit.
She says of her LLCC exhibit, “Life is what inspires me to draw. I believe there is so much in our daily living that just screams ‘put me to paper!’ and that is what I try to portray in my work. Creating art is creating communication: intellectual, emotional and even spiritual communication with the viewer.
“The ‘It’s Just Not Black and White’ exhibit is a very good representation of my artistic inspirations. The title alone lends itself to the deeper issue of life; most things are not as simple as they first appear to be. I believe it is the duty of art to point out those things that we either go completely blind to or take for granted.”
Read more about Smith, LLCC’s James S. Murray Gallery and its exhibits at www.llcc.edu/james-s-murray-gallery.