McKendree University Gallery of Art

This is the last weekend for Bricolage: works by Herm Griesbach

Stop in the gallery all weekend to see this wonderful, whimsical art!


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bricolage n. construction or creation from a diverse range of available things.

Melding humor and materials, Herm Griesbach works his "punny" sensibilities into sculptures crafted from found materials. Herm is a magician of sorts: transforming a sewing machine and various other doodads into a tractor that tills the imagination; parts from a vegetable slicer, hair clipper, and an opthalmologist's tool come together to form a "Hardly Davidson". Herm lets each object and piece dictate what it wants to be, and part of the enjoyment of his work is in the discovery of individual parts. This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity to experience the mind of an artist with a lifetime of devotion to his craft.


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The gallery is looking for gallerists who can be available during open hours.

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Summer Hours may vary, but generally are 1-4 Thursday-Sunday. Send an email to arrange a visit to


During the school year gallery hours are 1:00-4:00 Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays and 2:00-5:00 on Fridays.


The McKendree University Gallery of Art is located at 224 Saint Louis Street in historic Lebanon, Illinois. Please contact us at to request a tour.

Exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.


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Stop in between 1-4 Thursday and Saturday. One of our gallerists will be happy to show you the current work on display.

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Contact us to reserve the gallery for your special function. The gallery is an ideal venue for presentations of up to 30 people. 

Previous Talks: 

Tuesday, March 26 at 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to the Big Leagues

Emmalee Shelton, a former McKendree student and founder of Autism Creates, will speak in the gallery about her experiences in working with special needs students. Ms. Shelton curated the exhibition An Exceptional Art Show and has many engaging stories to tell about the creation and the creators of the beautiful and interesting work currently on exhibit in the gallery.

February 2013

From Cage to Cardiff: Introducing the Art of Sound

This one-hour seminar will include an introductory lecture on the history of sound art, looking at some of the key artists, concepts, and technologies associated with the genre. Presenter Christopher Ottinger will demonstrate using experimental musical instruments of his own creation.

March 2013

The Evolution of the Western Female Silhouette: AKA The Corset Talk

The Evolution of the Western Female Silhouette:  AKA The Corset Talk addresses the five hundred year history of women, as seen through the manipulation and control of their bodies. Audience members will be invited to participate in hands-on demonstrations of historical undergarment reproductions.

Susan Handler utilizes the arts as an educational resource tool to investigate and communicate social cultural, gender topics, government policies, and humanitarian and environmental issues.