Encore! Mt Morris

Painting Our Legacy on The Canvas of History
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Regional Artist Showcase
Opening Friday, June 30th
6:00 – 9:30 pm


Open Tuesday, July 4th
11:30 – 1:30 pm

Open Wednesday and Friday Nights through July 28th
Wednesdays, 7 – 9:00 pm

Fridays, 6 – 9:30 pm

Featuring the Work of:

  • Craig Carpenter, Oregon, watercolor painting
  • Louise Price, Rochelle, oil painting
  • Dee Hudson, Nature Conservancy, photography
  • Terry Werntz, Freeport, water color, acrylic, color pencil, oil
  • Dean Kuper, Shannon, pen and ink, printmaking/etchings, oil, sculpture
  • Mike McNamara, Grand Detour, sculpture
  • Stuart Roddy, oil painting


Free Admission

The historic Mt. Morris College campus contains the oldest building in Mt. Morris, a beautifully preserved sandstone building used for science classes at the College and later converted to Watt Publishing Company. Encore! Mt. Morris has been able to acquire the use of the first floor as a multi-purpose art gallery space. Refurbished, painted and equipped during the summer of 2016 for art displays by volunteers, it has served as the anchor space for Encore! Mt. Morris to host numerous shows.

Regular shows are scheduled throughout the summer months, during the December holiday season, and less frequently at other times during the school year. The gallery is open during the summer Jamboree music concert series (Friday evenings) and Kable Band concerts (Wednesday evenings) and during other community events and festivals, as publicized. During the summer of 2017, the following shows will be featured:

  • Student Art Show, June 9-28. Opening: June 9, 6-9:30pm
  • Pop-up Regional Artist Showcase, June 30-July 28. Opening: June 30, 6-9:30pm
  • STEAM Student Art Show, Mt. Morris Library sponsor, August 1-5. Opening TBD.
  • Watt Global Media 100-year Anniversary Art Show, August 11-27. Opening: August 11, 6:30-9:30
  • Old Sandstone Fine Arts Show (featuring regional artists), Sept 1-29. Opening: Sept 1, 6-9:30pm