Blackburn Receives Gift to Amplify Arts Education; Unveils New Visual Arts Gallery Name in Ceremony

Blackburn College has received a financial gift to bolster a wide range of arts education programs, celebrate creative expression and establish a lasting legacy within the institution. The gift, made by the family of Blackburn Trustee James D. (J. D.) Sandfort honors his mother and lifelong Carlinville resident Sharon K. Sandfort. During a special ribbon-cutting ceremony this month, Blackburn unveiled the new name for the campus’ visual art gallery, The Sharon K. Sandfort Gallery of Art. Read more.