Congratulations Thom Whalen!

Thom Whalen oil on canvasThom Whalen, professor of art, has been selected to exhibit paintings, prints and sculpture at “Focus 4: Four Solo Exhibitions” at the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery, now through August 15. The gallery is located in the James R. Thompson Center, 100 West Randolph. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A press release from the gallery states: Thom Whalen’s (Chatham IL) art has a glow like stained glass; a psychedelic, highly crafted world of writhing sensual forms stretched taught across the picture plane. Whether monochromatic or with saturated color, Whalen’s paintings hard peddle the art of horror vacui, punctuating every square inch of the canvas with graphically stunning imagery. Curated by Robert Sill, Assistant Director of Art, Illinois State Museum, Springfield.

Thom will conduct a gallery talk at the museum Friday, April 25 at 4 p.m.

Congratulations Thom!

LLCC Honors Club off to great start with “Be A Hero Campaign” press conference

IMG_6912Lincoln Land Community College is 1 of 21 colleges participating in the Secretary of State’s “Be A Hero Campaign” to promote organ/tissue donor awareness and to increase registration in Illinois.  A press conference was held Tuesday, April 8 to promote the efforts of the LLCC Honors Club in promoting this effort.  To view photos from the event, click HERE.  For more information, visit the LLCC “Be a Hero Campaign” Facebook Page.

In the Community

Nancy Sweet and Jolene Adams  of the culinary program performed food demos Friday at the downtown Hilton for  a Women’s Health Fair, promoting the culinary opportunities at LLCC.  Click HERE for the yummy recipe they prepared!

In the Community

On Monday, March 31, Jolene Adams, culinary arts adjunct instructor, will provide a cooking demonstration for University of Illinois Extension nutrition programs.  Her audience will be teens that are participating in the SNAP-ED grant program.  The goal is to teach them healthy cooking techniques. Jolene will prepare three recipes and will include introductory chopping skills, food safety and sanitation.

In the Community


Culinary Center Operations Manager Nancy Sweet, Culinary Instructor Jolene Adams, and Culinary Institute Director Jay Kitterman (who took the photo) provided cooking demonstrations at the annual Illinois Products Expo March 2 at the state fairgrounds.  They used Illinois products on display to make crepes.

Culinary Programs participating in Illinois Products Expo

The Culinary Arts Program and Culinary Institute will be at the Illinois Products Expo this Sunday, March 2 in the Orr Building of the Illinois State Fair Grounds.  Representatives Nancy Sweet, John Kidd, Jolene Adams and Jay Kitterman will be doing demonstrations, providing samples and promiting the Culinary programs available at LLCC from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Please stop by and see us!


In the Community

Julie Rourke, director, workforce development, spoke on LLCC solar and green initiatives and programs as part of a panel sponsored by the Sierra Club and Sustainable Springfield Jan. 28 at Lincoln Library. Approximately 60 people were in attendance.

In the Community

Dr. Chris McDonald, professor of political science, spoke on the Christmas Truce at the “Christmas at the Front” event the evening of Dec. 17 at the Illinois State Military Museum.