L&C Student Art Exhibition Opens to Large Crowd

Article by: Jan Dona, L&C Media Services,

GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College’s 15th Annual Student Art Exhibition opened April 12 to one of largest crowds ever seen at the event.

“We often hear very positive comments about the work in our student shows, but this year in particular, there has been a general consensus that may be the best student show yet,” said Fine Art Program Coordinator Chris Brennan. “The artwork is of consistently high quality throughout the gallery. We could not be more proud of our students.”

Out of 106 works in the exhibit, the prize for Best in Show ($250) went to Kaleigh Grace for her drawing, entitled “Timothee Chalamet.”

“I was completely taken aback by the award, but also elated,” Grace said. “I put a great deal of effort into my piece and to see that effort honored is incredibly rewarding.”

Second place ($125) went to Debra Welch for her photo entitled “MOJO.” Amber Miller was awarded third place ($75) for her drawing, “The Raven.”

Three students – Emily Linn, Trevor Ayres and Michelle Seitzinger – earned honorable mentions ($50 Dick Blick gift cards) for their work. Jeanne Meyer earned a special recognition award.

This year’s show includes drawings, photographs, foam and wire sculptures, ceramics, digital photography and graphic design.

The Student Art Exhibition will be on display through April 26 in the Hatheway Cultural Center Gallery, located on L&C Godfrey Campus.

For more information on the L&C art program, contact Program Coordinator Chris Brennan at (618) 468-4669 or visit