Opening reception Sept. 21, 4-6 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD–The Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum at Lincoln Land Community College is featuring the art exhibit, “Inspired,” which features “On My Own Time” artwork created by LLCC faculty, staff and friends, Sept. 21-Dec. 7. The exhibit is open for viewing Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The museum is located in the Trutter Center on the LLCC-Springfield campus, 5250 Shepherd Road. An opening reception with refreshments and light hors d’oeuvres will be held Thursday, Sept. 21 from 4-6 p.m. at the museum.
“On My Own Time” is a program of the Springfield Area Arts Council and is open to employees of local businesses, educational and medical institutions, and government agencies. Each participating organization’s visual arts exhibit and competition encourages and displays artwork of talented employees whose work is created on their own time, not at the workplace.
In 2016, seven LLCC employees had 10 pieces of art move on to the citywide exhibit at the Springfield Art Association, which is a showcase of first place award-winning artwork from all participating businesses, agencies and institutions.
“It’s always great to see the imagination and originality of colleagues, be able to recognize their creativity and share it with campus and community,” says Janet Semanik, LLCC Foundation development specialist who also coordinates Trutter Museum exhibits and is part of the in-house “On My Own Time” coordinating team. “Photography has long been a favorite ‘On My Own Time’ category, but there are 12 categories in which to enter. This year we have 38 diverse entries ranging from delicate jewelry to handcrafted, wooden furniture.”
The LLCC exhibit will also feature artwork from Phil Trutter, who was a Springfield architect, and his mother, Frances Mischler Trutter, who encouraged his interest in art starting at an early age. Mr. Trutter took classes as a teenager at the Springfield Art Association and continued to pursue artistic interests later in classes at LLCC.