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Art Gallery Opens in Downtown Lebanon

Students, faculty, alumni and local artists have a new place to showcase their creativity with the opening of the McKendree University Gallery of Art in downtown Lebanon, Ill. The opening exhibition in November featured the work of David Ottinger, Amy MacLennan, Eric Hoefer, Melody Evans and Christopher Ottinger, all current or former art faculty members. A December exhibit displayed students’ artwork.

The 1,000 square foot gallery venue allows students “not only to exhibit their work in public, but also to learn about installing, advertising, and presenting, as well as crating, shipping, handling and storing art,” said professor David Ottinger.

“We now have the ability to become part of local art community and the greater St. Louis art community.”

The gallery is staffed by volunteers. Hours are by appointment or during special events. Admission is free.