Progressive opening reception for art exhibits tomorrow, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

LLCC Faculty Art Exhibit - Menard Hall, 2nd Floor. Art, Asia and Antiquities: People, places and things that inspired Phil Trutter - Philip & Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum in the Trutter Center.LLCC invites the public to view two art exhibits and attend a progressive opening reception tomorrow, Sept. 27, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The college’s Trutter Museum will feature “Art, Asia and Antiquities” and have hors d’oeuvres and refreshments available. The James S. Murray Gallery will showcase a faculty art exhibit and have dessert bites and coffee.

The LLCC faculty exhibit showcases the work of Laura Anderson, Melissa Cunningham, Ashley Dickey, Al Shull, Leslie Stalter, Emily Thompson and Thom Whalen, all currently teaching courses at LLCC this semester. The LLCC faculty exhibit will be on display in the James S. Murray Gallery from Monday, Sept. 24 through Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

“Art, Asia and Antiquities” will look at the inspirational forces behind the museum’s namesake, Phil Trutter. The exhibit will include artwork by Lillian Scalzo, who taught Mr. Trutter in art classes as a boy at the Springfield Art Association, and by faculty emeritus Jack Madura and the late Jim Murray, both who were founding members of LLCC’s art faculty and taught Mr. Trutter in his later years at LLCC.

The exhibit will also include a piece by Phil’s mother, Frances Mischler Trutter, who encouraged his lifelong love of art, as well as items from Asia that are a part of the Trutter world heritage collection. The exhibit will be on display at the Trutter Museum through May 2019. Museum hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or anytime by appointment.