• Art Faculty Exhibition 2021
  • Art Faculty Exhibition 2021

    The exhibition showcases the artwork of our Art faculty at Lewis and Clark. This year will feature ten faculty including two new instructors who have joined the Art Department in 2021.


    Gallery, Hatheway Cultural Center 
    Godfrey campus


    Opening reception

    Friday, October 29, 4 - 6 p.m.
    We'll be following CDC health guidelines - wear a face mask and allow for six feet of social distancing.
    The event is free and open to public


    October 30 - November 24
    Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

    Meet the Artists

    Christopher Brennan

    Christopher Brennan has exhibited his work in non-profit, commercial, and institutional venues since the 1980s and holds an MFA in Painting from Kansas State University. He has been teaching art at the collegiate level for twenty years and is currently Associate Professor at Lewis and Clark Community College. His work is part of numerous private, corporate and institutional collections including those of the Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, KS; the Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan, KS; Sprint Corporation, Kansas City; US Bank, St. Louis and others.

    Louise Jett

    Louise Jett is a lifelong learner and an educator at heart. She earned her Associate in Applied Science and Associate in Arts degrees from Lewis and Clark Community College, Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Greenville College, and her Master of Education degree in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with an emphasis in New Learning Design and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She served as a Media Specialist in L&C’s Media Services department and adjunct faculty member at L&C for eight years. Jett is now L&C’s Graphic Design and Web Development Coordinator, and she is honored to be included in the Faculty Art Show.

    Angela Hung

    Angela Hung received her Master degree in Fine Art from Fontbonne University, St. Louis, MO in 2002. She attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville the following year for post-graduate studies in Ceramics and Metalsmithing. She has taught at several art schools in Toronto, Canada, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley in St. Louis, Missouri and Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL. She is currently Associate Professor, Program Coordinator and Gallery Director of the Fine Art Program at Lewis and Clark Community College. Angela teaches Ceramics, Three-Dimensional Design and Drawing. Her works have been exhibited in Toronto, Taiwan, China, and in St. Louis regional Art Galleries.

    Monica Dare

    Monica Dare After graduating from The University of Kentucky and The University of Georgia I settled in Knoxville, Tennessee working as Assistant Director of the University of Tennessee Sculpture Tour. I previously taught art appreciation, art history, sculpture, metalwork and ceramics at Lewis and Clark Community College, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and St. Charles Community College. After taking an eleven-year hiatus from teaching, I am back at Lewis and Clark teaching classes in art history.

    Jessica Forys-Cameron

    Jessica Forys-Cameron was born in Nashville, Illinois and now lives and works from her home studio in Maryville, IL. She received an MFA in Painting from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2008. Jessica is also an Instructor of Art at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL, and at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois. She currently shows regionally. Her Mixed Media work in Painting and Fiber is inspired by a personal fetish for old things, particularly objects that display the effects of time. Jessica works with a variety of domestic processes and materials including hand-embroidery, quilting, and historical doll construction. She also enjoys scouring thrift stores to salvage and give new life to remnants of our material culture. Her work invites us into a whimsical world and encourages viewers to reminisce on how personal possessions help us cope with emotional struggles. 

    Craig C. Hoffmann

    Craig C. Hoffmann received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Maryville University, St. Louis in 2008 with an emphasis in drawing, painting, and art history followed by a Master in Arts from Fontbonne University, St. Louis in 2009 emphasizing in painting, and remained at Fontbonne receiving his Master in Fine Arts in 2010 focusing on ceramics and sculpture. Hoffmann’s early art career focused on creating digital medical illustrations after earning his Commercial Art degree from North County Technical Trade School, St. Louis in 1986. Working eighteen years as a Graphic Artist, he felt the void of hands-on interaction with various mediums generating a drive to reestablish himself as a “Fine Artist.” Hoffmann’s renewed interest in art established foundations in 2D and 3D works conveyed through various mediums such as ceramics, drawing, painting, and sculpture. Hoffmann’s works vivid compositions embody technicality inspired from architecture and nature, both significant inspirations that engulf our daily lives. Hoffmann currently resides in Wentzville, MO working out of his studio at home. He teaches studio and lecture at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL along-side with studio courses at St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, MO.

    Chris Day

    Chris Day is an American painter with an MFA from Fontbonne University. Chris has taught at local colleges for the last 10 years. Received teaching award for most outstanding Adjunct Instructor. He has exhibited nationally, participates in national art fairs and won several awards including “Best of Show” and “Mayors Choice Award”. His work has been published in interior design magazines and used for by record labels in London. He was invited as special guest for the documentary series “The Unseen Stars”. Chris Day’s art making process integrates drawing, charcoal, acrylic paint, oil paint, tar expressive mark making and mathematics. The process of making an image from these mixed elements gives presence that the composition is still coagulating or still becoming. This allows the viewer to relate in an intuitive way as we all are going through or working through something. Chris uses infrastructure based imagery to convey his motif. Images of steam locomotives, driving wheels and passageways gives us the idea of motivation and will in the human. A presence within us all and made identifiable with these images. A human presence, will in a painting with no literal human image present.

    Jody Jedlicka

    It was never a thought for me to create. That is until I got a camera in my hand. This desire to capture everything grew into a love for many artistic endeavors. My passion is film photography, then digital photography. I have grown to need to draw and paint as well, especially combining the two in brush painting endeavors and graphic manipulation. These represent a few of my interests. Graphic manipulation of images, black and white film and drawing. I hope you enjoy them. I am an alumnus of Lewis and Clark, going on to Fontbonne University for completion of my BFA and MFA, with emphasis on Film Photography and Painting. My style is evolving with each image and the journey surprises me as much as those around me.

    Lilli Kayes

    Lilli Kayes is an artist, educator and naturalist from St. Louis, Missouri. She earned an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and Media from Columbia College in Chicago. Her work is a fusion of her love of the natural world and her passion for education. Ecological issues and histories of the natural world drive the focus of her work. Her passion stems from learning traditions from people with deep connections to water. She grew up swimming with cow nose rays, diving for mollusks, setting crab traps and fishing. Her goal is to create art that ignites curiosity of the natural world, promotes STEAM education and inspires environmental stewardship.

    Bob Huber

    Bob Huber After taking a BFA with an emphasis in Ceramics from Missouri State University (MSU) in 1988, Bob Huber sold amateur and professional photographic equipment for two years. After which he began a ten year career as a commercial potter working in three potteries and maintaining his own line of work. He completed his MFA in studio art from Fontbonne University in 2003, emphasizing figurative sculpture and drawing. He was hired as the Department Chair in Fine Art at Blackburn College upon the completion of his MFA from Fontbonne. He served Blackburn for sixteen years and was the Department Chair for twelve years. He maintains a diverse body of artwork including large wheel thrown pottery, figurative sculpture, and drawing. His artwork is a celebration of craft and the inward transcendence of the human spirit, which he explores mostly through Biblical figures.