Spotlight on Art: Gallery Update

BY BENJAMIN RICHTER                                                                                               Contributing Writer

The Gallery, featuring the current show.        Photo Credit: Benjamin Richter

The Gallery of Art had yet another successful event this summer.  The Get Out! Paint Out! showcase featured 74 pieces crafted by 35 artists and was up for public viewing beginning August 15th and was taken down September 26th.

McKendree alumni Cory Sellers was the juror for this event, and the winner’s selected were the following:

»1st place: Sandy Haynes, Early Morning Lebanon

»2nd place: Michael Neary, Horner Park Lagoon

»3rd place: Virginia Grass Simmons, McKendree Gateway

Up in the Gallery is a show entitled Running Behind the Mosquito Truck by St. Louis artist Kimber Mallett.  The show, featuring large-scale relief prints made from scraps and digital prints, will have its reception on October 8th from 5-8 p.m., and the show will remain in the gallery until November 24th.

In her artist’s statement, Kimber describes the show and her art as “an attempt to express meaning through the combination of stark reality and beautiful imagery that can be achieved through visual art.”

The McKendree University Gallery of Art (located at 224 W. St. Louis St.) is free and open to the public.

Gallery hours:

1-4 p.m. on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays

2-5 p.m. on Fridays

Visit our website at, or stay up to date through our Facebook page: McKendree University Gallery of Art.

Princess by Kimber Mallett
“Princess” by Kimber Mallett, on display at the gallery now.

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