2023 Exhibition

The exhibition showcases the artwork of our Art faculty at Lewis and Clark, who are unique because they not only teach – they're also working artists who actively create and show their work in galleries across the country. This year's exhibition will feature eight faculty members and their work.


Gallery, Hatheway Cultural Center 
Godfrey campus


Opening Reception

Friday, October 20, 2023, 4 - 6 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.


October 20 - November 18, 2023
Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Meet the Artists

Angela Hung

Angela Hung received her bachelor's degree from York University, Toronto, Canada, in 1999 and achieved her master's degree in Fine Art from Fontbonne University in 2002. She attended Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville in the following year for postgraduate studies in Metalsmithing. She has taught at several art schools in Toronto, Canada, St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley in Missouri and Blackburn College in Carlinville, IL. She began her teaching duties at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, IL. in 2007 and is currently the Program Coordinator and Gallery Director at L&C. Angela teaches Ceramics, Three-Dimensional Design and Drawing. Her works have been exhibited in Toronto, Taiwan, China, and in St. Louis Regional Art Galleries.


Louise Jett

Louise Jett is a lifelong learner and an educator at heart. She earned her Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts degrees from Lewis and Clark Community College, her Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Greenville College, and her Master of Education in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership with an emphasis on New Learning Design and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She joined the L&C as a Media Specialist and adjunct faculty member in 2012. Louise is now L&C’s Graphic Design and Web Development Coordinator, and she is honored to have her art included in the exhibition.


Jordan Walker

Jordan Walker received his MFA in Painting from Long Island University in 2014 and his MA in Art History from Georgia State University in 2021. As a full-time Assistant Professor of Art at Lewis and Clark Community College, Walker teaches studio courses in painting and drawing, as well as History of Art I & II. Through his own artwork, he has explored a number of different themes and topics, ranging from biology to mythology to the human psyche. In his spare time, Jordan enjoys drawing and writing, as well as continuing to learn more about the dynamic and fascinating history of art within human civilization.


Jessica Forys-Cameron

Jessica Forys-Cameron was born in Nashville, Illinois, and now lives and works from her home studio in Maryville, Illinois. She received an MFA in Painting from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2008. Jessica is an Instructor of Art at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, IL, and 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, memories made visible. Her work invites us into a whimsical world and encourages viewers to reminisce on the power of memory, love, and loss.


Diana Yost

Diana Yost has been teaching at Lewis and Clark for 11 years, instructing students in Art Appreciation, Non-Western Art History, and the Art of Film. Her background is in studio art, specifically painting and art history, earning degrees in both areas from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (SIUE). In her paintings, she creates new and imaginary spaces inspired by crowded, urban streets juxtaposed against vast, empty landscapes. She enjoys painting in an abstract impressionistic style, applying thick layers of paint in small streaks across the canvas. Her recent paintings have been challenged by working on a smaller scale, allowing more detailed moments within the painting.


Eric Shultis

Eric Shultis received an Associate Degree in Illustration from Kendall College of Art and Design, a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art from the same, and a Master of Fine Art from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His work has been exhibited in Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and locally at Gallery 210, The Sheldon Art Galleries, The Foundry Art Centre, The International Photography Hall of Fame, and The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis. His work was included in the 2004 Illinois State Museum exhibition Think Small, curated by Robert Sill. Eric is Vice President of the Alton Area Landmarks Association and has been accompanist (piano) for the Chapel Choir at the Greater Faith “City of Love” Missionary Baptist Church, where he serves as Deacon.


Elizabeth Sheck-Lambert

Elizabeth Sheck-Lambert is an artist and maker working in multiple mediums, specializing in metalsmithing, photography, prehistoric to iron-age textiles, bookbinding, and poetry. She received her MFA in Jewelry from Savannah College of Art and Design and her BFA in Photography from Fontbonne University. She and her husband now live in a lovely old house in Saint Louis full of weird art, bones, plants, cats, and dogs.


Sage Mend

Sage Mend is a textile artist and weaver from Knoxville, Tennessee, United States. Raised in Southern Appalachia, fiber techniques such as quilting were learned from the family. The use of fabric and yarn materials from stores such as the Dollar Store, Joann Fabrics, and Walmart became key components of her practice when combining woven structures with materials. A browse through the Dollar Store leads to velvet coloring pages, inspiring the use of black chenille in weavings. Such novelty materials reference contradictory aspects of the American middle class, such as cheap and alluring. Through structural and material exploration on the loom, ideas of the contemporary unicorn as an icon for the American Dream are investigated and heightened, solidifying their presence in weaving and textile history. This solidification, in their indulgent materiality, forms a new unicorn lineage. Other works investigate phone and digital technology while referencing double-exposed images to speak to the multiple exposures of place. A sense of travel exists as a common thread throughout the work, as ideas of the unicorn and personal identity are separate but become parallel concepts in their movement throughout digital and physical places.