The James S. Murray Gallery at Lincoln Land Community College will
feature the annual membership show of the Illinois Prairie Pastel Society June 9
through July 29. The exhibit is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
in the gallery located on the second floor of Menard Hall at the LLCC-Springfield
Currently the society has more than 40 members, most of whom are located in the
central Illinois area. Many of the members meet weekly to paint at the Springfield
Art Association. The group's mission includes promoting and fostering creative
painting with pastels, in addition to encouraging pastel artists in their growth and
success. Workshops are held each year presented by local members and others who are
nationally or internationally known.