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Common Balance: Still Life Paintings by Mike McDonnell

-photo, Mike McDonnell, Ribbon Wrapped Hammer, 2014.89.17

-photo, Mike McDonnell, Ribbon Wrapped Hammer, 2014.89.17

Date and Time

Tuesday, August 28, 2018
6:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.


  • Russel H. Kirkhof Center Gallery, Russell H. Kirkhof Center, Allendale Campus


In the early 1980’s, Michigan-based artist Mike McDonnell became enamored with still life arrangements of common household objects. He began by drawing each object individually, then patiently applied multiple glazes of watercolor paint to achieve rich color and the illusion of realism. This selection of work, from 1982-2009, illustrates how McDonnell strived to idealize common objects in balanced and unique groupings.

This exhibit can be viewed from July 13 – October 26, 2018.  Free and open to the public.  Visit our web site for more information.



Art Gallery, 616-331-2563



This event also occurred on 7/13/2018, 7/16/2018, 7/18/2018, 7/19/2018, 7/20/2018, 7/23/2018, 7/24/2018, 7/25/2018, 7/26/2018, 7/27/2018 and 54 others


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