Kansas City artist Mike Cornelius donated an impressionist painting to the City of Parkville titled “Mackay Hall.”
“Mackay Hall” is an acrylic painting of the Park University landmark made out of seashell fragments from Dolphin Island, Alabama. It is a 16” x 20” impressionist painting that will be installed at City Hall along with other artwork that the City purchased over the years through the annual Paint Parkville event.
Artist Mike Cornelius said “I am an aspiring local artist. I donated the painting to the City because I appreciated the Mayor’s interest in art and the city’s support for the art show and the use of the train depot as an art studio. Cornelius is associated with the Cathy Kline Art Gallery which is located in the train depot in downtown Parkville. The gallery is hosting the “International Society of Acrylic Artist” art show in July and August. Cornelius met Parkville Mayor Nan Johnston at a reception for the art show on July 6th.
Mayor Nan Johnston said “We are honored to accept this beautiful painting. Thank you Mike Cornelius for the artwork and thank you Cathy Kline for bringing our local talent together in Parkville.”