“A Year in the Life of Chris Britt” opens today in Murray Gallery

A Year in the Life of Chris Britt. January 13-February 14, 2020. The James S. Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Community CollegeThe James S. Murray Gallery at LLCC is hosting the exhibit “A Year in the Life of Chris Britt” from Jan. 13-Feb. 14. The public is invited to view the exhibit, which features Britt’s editorial cartoons, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is located on the upper level of Menard Hall.

The exhibit features a selection of cartoons, which draw attention to some of the key events and issues in the recent past. They showcase Britt’s powerful and thought-provoking navigation through the landscape of American politics.

Britt has been challenging and entertaining readers with his editorial cartoons since 1991. His award-winning work offers commentary on national and international events. His work runs weekly in the Illinois Times, and he has worked as a cartoonist at The State Journal-Register, The Seattle Times, the Sacramento Union, the Houston Post and The News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash. Britt won first place for editorial cartooning from the Washington Press Association in 1995, the National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award as editorial cartoonist of the year in 1994 and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartooning from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2009. His cartoons have been published in Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today. They have also been aired on CNN’s Inside Politics, MSNBC, Fox News and ABC’s Good Morning America.

“A Year in the Life of Chris Britt” opens in Murray Gallery Monday

A Year in the Life of Chris Britt. January 13-February 14, 2020. The James S. Murray Gallery, Lincoln Land Community CollegeThe James S. Murray Gallery at LLCC will host the exhibit “A Year in the Life of Chris Britt” from Jan. 13-Feb. 14. The public is invited to view the exhibit, which features Britt’s editorial cartoons, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gallery is located on the upper level of Menard Hall.

The exhibit features a selection of cartoons, which draw attention to some of the key events and issues in the recent past. They showcase Britt’s powerful and thought-provoking navigation through the landscape of American politics.

Britt has been challenging and entertaining readers with his editorial cartoons since 1991. His award-winning work offers commentary on national and international events. His work runs weekly in the Illinois Times, and he has worked as a cartoonist at The State Journal-Register, The Seattle Times, the Sacramento Union, the Houston Post and The News Tribune of Tacoma, Wash. Britt won first place for editorial cartooning from the Washington Press Association in 1995, the National Press Foundation’s Berryman Award as editorial cartoonist of the year in 1994 and the Sigma Delta Chi Award for editorial cartooning from the Society of Professional Journalists in 2009. His cartoons have been published in Newsweek, Newsweek Japan, Time Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today. They have also been aired on CNN’s Inside Politics, MSNBC, Fox News and ABC’s Good Morning America.

Faculty, staff and community members invited to join LLCC Choir

Registration is ongoing for the LLCC Choir! The choir (MUS 110) meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon-12:50 p.m. in MNRD 2250 and is open to everyone of all ages and abilities, including LLCC employees! The choir will be singing a wide variety of repertoire with a few performances near the end of the semester. HR has tuition waivers, so there is only a small fee to sign up.

The Community Education section of the LLCC Choir is also open for anyone in the community who would like to join!

For more information, please contact Laurie Lewis-Fritz at laurie.lewis-fritz@llcc.edu or 786-2562.

In the news

Laurie Lewis-Fritz, instructor of music, was interviewed Jan. 4 on WTAX about the opportunity for community members to join the college’s band and choral groups through LLCC Community Education. Those interested can register for LLCC Choir via WebAdvisor or calling registration at 786-2292. Class details can be found at www.llcc.edu/cew-arts. For those interested in joining LLCC Big Band, contact manley.mallard@llcc.edu.

Kevin Lust, director, Illinois Small Business Development Center, talked about the center’s relocation to LLCC’s Capital City Training Center and the services offered during interviews Dec. 26 on WFMB and Sports Radio 1450.

LLCC Choir and honors recital performances today

Treble clefThe LLCC Choir will perform “Viva America,” a free concert in conjunction with the UIS Choir, today, Dec. 4, at noon in the UIS Student Union Ballroom.

The LLCC Honors Recital featuring LLCC music majors in end-of-semester performances will also take place today, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2250, LLCC-Springfield. The recital is free and open to the public.

Faculty, staff and community members – learn how you can join the college’s band and choral groups for the spring 2020 semester through LLCC Community Education.

LLCC fine art window in Holiday Walks Window Decorating Contest

LLCC Fine Art windowIf you shop downtown this holiday season, LLCC fine art students have decorated a window for the Old Capitol Holiday Walks Window Decorating Contest. Check it out, and vote!

There will be a QR code posted in the window, and the website to vote is windowcontest.givesmart.com (price per vote is $1, helping raise funds for Downtown Springfield, Inc.). There will be pictures of the decorated window on the website, so you don’t even have to go downtown to vote! Voting is open from now until Jan. 1.

LLCC Choir and Honors Recital performances tomorrow

Treble clefThe LLCC Choir will perform “Viva America,” a free concert in conjunction with the UIS Choir, tomorrow, Dec. 4, at noon in the UIS Student Union Ballroom.

The LLCC Honors Recital featuring LLCC music majors in end-of-semester performances will also take place tomorrow, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in Menard Hall, Room 2250, LLCC-Springfield. The recital is free and open to the public.

Faculty, staff and community members – learn how you can join the college’s band and choral groups for the spring 2020 semester through LLCC Community Education.

“Getting to Know You” choir concert, 7 p.m.

Choir Concert Lincoln Land Community CollegeThe LLCC Choir’s fall concert, “Getting to Know You,” will be held today at 7 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons. The free concert will feature a mix of new choral director Laurie Lewis-Fritz’s favorite repertoire including classical, Motown, musical theatre and more.

On Sunday, Nov. 24, The LLCC Big Band will perform at the Festival of Trees at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., followed by LLCC Choir from 1-2 p.m.

View additional November and December performances by faculty and students in LLCC’s music program.

Faculty, staff and community members – learn how you can join the college’s band and choral groups for the spring 2020 semester through LLCC Community Education.