Trutter Museum exhibit featuring alumni art closing Thursday

Reflections - a reunion of LLCC Art alumni“Reflection,” the current exhibit in the Trutter Museum featuring the work of 15 art program alumni will close, end of day on Thursday. Please stop by these last few days of the semester to take a look!

artwork by Kyle KirkpatrickThe exhibit celebrates the work of these 15 individuals, but also their continued connection to the college and the faculty that inspired them. (Read more about our alumni artists.)  The artwork covers a variety of media, including oil and ink on panel, oil on canvas, silkscreen, ceramic, glass, photography, video and a three-dimensional working arcade game. Many pieces of the artwork are for sale.

artwork by Ashley DickeyA sample of artwork the museum’s namesake, Phil Trutter, is also on display. The Springfield architect had a lifelong interest in art and took art classes at LLCC in his 70s. The Trutter Museum is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Alumni artists’ brochure

LLCC alum chosen to drive Ride of Pride

POW-MIA hood on Ride of PrideLLCC alum David Buck was recently chosen by Schneider to drive the its newest Ride of Pride truck. David will drive the truck across the country, making appearances at military events, schools, driver recruiting events and other special occasions. The Ride of Pride is a truck series designed to be a rolling tribute to members of the United States military – past and present. A couple of the events that he will be involved with throughout the year include: “Rolling Thunder” in which he will travel with a group of veterans on motorcycles across the country, culminating in a motorcycle rally through capitol hill in Washington D.C. on Memorial Day weekend, and in December, he will be transporting a truckload of wreaths from Maine to Arlington National Cemetery in support of Wreaths Across America
Ride of Pride and LLCC trucksDavid Buck and Ride of PrideGroup in front of Ride of PrideImage of soldiers on Ride of Pride

 

Film screening of “SINK” this evening at 6 p.m.

SINK: A film by Sean K. FreemanLLCC Alumni Services invites all faculty, staff and students to attend an original film screening today at 6 p.m. in Menard 2209. A question and answer period will follow the screening.

LLCC alum Sean Freeman (’14) is a filmmaker based in central Illinois. He graduated from SIU-Carbondale in 2016. Sean has been a part of several film productions serving in various positions. His first feature film, “SINK,” is currently in the final stages of post-production, and he will begin shooting his newest short film, “TAKE CARE,” which he is writing, directing and acting in, at the end of April 2018.

“SINK” is a very personal project to him. It was loosely based on an experience that he had his sophomore year of college, and it was not until his senior year when he decided to pen a screenplay about it. Through about a year of pre-production and financing, he and his team of collaborators were able to shoot the film in 15 days over the summer of 2017. Though shooting the film was incredibly taxing and a huge learning experience for everyone involved, he could not be more proud of the film they all created.

“SINK” addresses conflicts many college students go through on a daily basis such as depression, grief, loss and the feeling of being a burden to others. With this film he wanted to address those feelings head on with honesty and authenticity, leaving the audience with a sense of hope.

Film screening of “SINK” on May 7

SINK: A film by Sean K. FreemanLLCC Alumni Services invites all faculty, staff and students to attend an original film screening on Monday, May 7 at 6 p.m. in Menard 2209. A question and answer period will follow the screening.

LLCC alum Sean Freeman (’14) is a filmmaker based in central Illinois. He graduated from SIU-Carbondale in 2016. Sean has been a part of several film productions serving in various positions. His first feature film, “SINK,” is currently in the final stages of post-production, and he will begin shooting his newest short film, “TAKE CARE,” which he is writing, directing and acting in, at the end of April 2018.

“SINK” is a very personal project to him. It was loosely based on an experience that he had his sophomore year of college, and it was not until his senior year when he decided to pen a screenplay about it. Through about a year of pre-production and financing, he and his team of collaborators were able to shoot the film in 15 days over the summer of 2017. Though shooting the film was incredibly taxing and a huge learning experience for everyone involved, he could not be more proud of the film they all created.

“SINK” addresses conflicts many college students go through on a daily basis such as depression, grief, loss and the feeling of being a burden to others. With this film he wanted to address those feelings head on with honesty and authenticity, leaving the audience with a sense of hope.

Film screening of “SINK” on May 7

SINK: A film by Sean K. FreemanLLCC Alumni Services invites all faculty, staff and students to attend an original film screening on Monday, May 7 at 6 p.m. in Menard 2209. A question and answer period will follow the screening.

LLCC alum Sean Freeman (’14) is a filmmaker based in central Illinois. He graduated from SIU-Carbondale in 2016. Sean has been a part of several film productions serving in various positions. His first feature film, “SINK,” is currently in the final stages of post-production, and he will begin shooting his newest short film, “TAKE CARE,” which he is writing, directing and acting in, at the end of April 2018.

“SINK” is a very personal project to him. It was loosely based on an experience that he had his sophomore year of college, and it was not until his senior year when he decided to pen a screenplay about it. Through about a year of pre-production and financing, he and his team of collaborators were able to shoot the film in 15 days over the summer of 2017. Though shooting the film was incredibly taxing and a huge learning experience for everyone involved, he could not be more proud of the film they all created.

“SINK” addresses conflicts many college students go through on a daily basis such as depression, grief, loss and the feeling of being a burden to others. With this film he wanted to address those feelings head on with honesty and authenticity, leaving the audience with a sense of hope.

Opening reception for alumni art show, “Reflection,” today

Reflection art exhibitThe Trutter Museum invites faculty and staff to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, “Reflection,” today. Please join us for an opening reception, which will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

“Reflection” will feature the talents of 15 alumni of the LLCC Art program, their continued connection to the college and the faculty that inspired them. The artwork covers a variety of media, including ceramic, glass, photography, digital graphics and more. Many of these art pieces will be for sale, and refreshments will be available at the event.

Reflection art exhibitThe alumni featured in the exhibit are Carrie Beard, Denise Blakeman, Sharon Carter, Ashley Dickey, Adam Dupuis, Jessica Gottstein, Amanda Greive, Bryon Hartley, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Nino LoGrasso, Brittney Leach, Maggie Michael, Jeff Miller, Jordan Minder and John Romang.  The exhibit will be open through May 17.

Alumni art show opening tomorrow

Reflection art exhibitThe Trutter Museum invites faculty and staff to celebrate the opening of a new exhibit, “Reflection,” on Friday, April 6. Please join us for an opening reception, which will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Trutter Center.

“Reflection” will feature the talents of 15 alumni of the LLCC Art program, their continued connection to the college and the faculty that inspired them. The artwork covers a variety of media, including ceramic, glass, photography, digital graphics and more. Many of these art pieces will be for sale, and refreshments will be available at the event.

Reflection art exhibitThe alumni featured in the exhibit are Carrie Beard, Denise Blakeman, Sharon Carter, Ashley Dickey, Adam Dupuis, Jessica Gottstein, Amanda Greive, Bryon Hartley, Kyle Kirkpatrick, Nino LoGrasso, Brittney Leach, Maggie Michael, Jeff Miller, Jordan Minder and John Romang.  The exhibit will be open through May 17.

2018 Honored Alumni nominations due today

Nominations for the 2018 Honored Alumni Award are due today. Forms are available at www.llcc.edu/honored-alumni-award.

Nominations will be scored on the following four criteria: 1) role model – inspiring excellence in others, 2) outstanding success – attaining significant career or personal achievements, 3) impact – achieving accomplishments which have changed the community for the better and 4) community service – demonstrating a visible commitment to the community through leadership and/or volunteerism.

Additionally, nominees must have successfully completed coursework at LLCC and be able to attend LLCC’s commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018.

For more information, call alumni services at 786-4612, or email alumni@llcc.edu.

Submit 2018 Honored Alumni Award nominations by tomorrow

There is still time to nominate an LLCC alum for the 2018 Honored Alumni Award!  Complete the form that is available at www.llcc.edu/honored-alumni-award by tomorrow, Dec. 15, 2017.

Nominations will be scored on the following four criteria: 1) role model – inspiring excellence in others, 2) outstanding success – attaining significant career or personal achievements, 3) impact – achieving accomplishments which have changed the community for the better and 4) community service – demonstrating a visible commitment to the community through leadership and/or volunteerism.

Additionally, nominees must have successfully completed coursework at LLCC and be able to attend LLCC’s commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018.

For more information, call alumni services at 786-4612, or email alumni@llcc.edu.

2018 LLCC Honored Alumni Award

LLCC Alumni Services is accepting nominations for its 2018 Honored Alumni Award. Nominate an LLCC alum for the award by completing the form that is available at www.llcc.edu/honored-alumni-award. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 15, 2017.

Nominations will be scored on the following four criteria: 1) role model – inspiring excellence in others, 2) outstanding success – attaining significant career or personal achievements, 3) impact – achieving accomplishments which have changed the community for the better and 4) community service – demonstrating a visible commitment to the community through leadership and/or volunteerism.

Additionally, nominees must have successfully completed coursework at LLCC and be able to attend LLCC’s commencement ceremony on May 18, 2018.

For more information, call alumni services at 786.4612, or email alumni@llcc.edu.