Saturday, June 14, 2014

Eckhaus Gallery Art Camp Presents: A Journey into Narrative

Throughout Time and Across Cultures, Storytelling has been part of the human experience

            We all experience thousands of intersecting stories on a daily basis through our experiences. Stories have the power to shape us, change us, and inspire us. This summer, Eckhaus is exploring Caldecott Medal books through artistic mediums, creating experiences such as the first thrill of Where the Wild Things Are through monster masks and crowns, the collage work seen in the True Story of the 3 Little Pigs.

Winners such as Tar Beach by artist Faith Ringold and The Paper Bag Princess provide foundations for powerful and exciting lessons that incorporate movement, sound, and most importantly ART.

Artmaking and it's fantastic relationship to Storytelling will be the focus of Eckhaus's 2014 Summer Camp, and we can't wait to begin!

Join us at Eckhaus for this incredible event!

Information about registration can be found below and also in the many supportive shops on Main Street in Kutztown.

Registration deadline in July 1,  classes are filling up!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Open Mic Night has Moved!

Need an alternative activity to do on Thursday nights? Come listen to some local artist jam out at Eckhaus. 

The first Open Mic will be held next Thursday April 3rd at 7pm. Bring your friends and enjoy some poetry or tunes. Refreshments will be on sale for just a dollar!

Anyone is welcomed to participate in Open Mic. If you have talent come show it!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Announcing CD Senior Award Nominee Showcase! (& upcoming events)

Its approaching the end of the spring semester - an exciting time for the graduating visual arts majors! To compliment the senior exhibitions, Eckhaus is hosting a CD Senior Showcase and a Fine Arts Salon de Refuse. A Craft Show will be held at our neighbor Gallery 314 down the street so don't miss these upcoming receptions!

CD Senior Showcase: Opening Reception April 6, 3 -6pm
Salon de Refuse: Opening Reception April 13, 3 - 6pm
Handmade; The Up & Coming Craft (Gallery 314): April 11, 12, 13 from 12 -8pm

Thursday, March 20, 2014

First Saturday of Art Classes!!

Eckhaus' first Saturday Art classes was held on March 8 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The children were very excited to make their sea creature art that flew in the slight glimpse of spring air!

The children showing off their art skills

Annie has a BFA and a BS in Art Education from Kutztown University. She's been a Museum Educator, and Art Instructor, and a Docent.
The children and staff had a great time with the kids. The classes will continue through March on Saturdays. The last class as of now will be on March 29th.

Textiles Now!

Currently being displayed in Eckhaus is the Biennial Fibers Area Exhibition.

The opening reception was held on Thursday March 6, but it will also have a closing reception on March 27.

Come out to view some of Kutztown Universities own student artists work and those in Kutztown Fibers Club.

The show is closing soon so hurry out to see it before its gone!

The show is sponsored by PSECU and Kutztown Fibers Club.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Saturday Art Classes!

Hey parents! Are you ready for this winter to be over? Are your kids bouncing off the walls?

We are so excited to start a Saturday kids art class series! It's  something we've wanted to do for awhile and we finally found a great teacher to run the program, Annie Schnore!

Annie has a BFA and a BS in Art Education from Kutztown University. She's been a Museum Educator, and Art Instructor, and a Docent. She is currently the artist in residence at the Early Learning Community as well as a busy stay at home mom. Her creativity and love of teaching is such a great asset to the community.

We're starting off with a March series, more classes for April and May will be announced soon ...

$15 per class or $58 for all 4 (ages 5-12)

$10 per class or $18 for 2 classes (Art Tots)

March 8th

9-10am (ages 2-4) Art Tots, Swim With the Fishes

11-12:30 ( ages 5-7) Japanese Fish Kites

1-3pm (ages 8-12) Japanese Fish Kites

March 15th

9-10am (ages 2-4) Art Tots-Print Making with natural materials, and painting with pudding.

11-12:30 (ages 5-7) Under the Sea, exploring collage

1-3:30 (ages 8-12) Paint a Pop Art Portrait

March 22nd

11-12:30 (ages 5-7)  Print Making with Sandpaper.

1-3:30 (ages 8-12) Keith Haring, exploring composition and design

March 29th

11-12:30 (ages 5-7)  The Monster That Lost His Mean, cut paper illustrations.

1-3:30 (ages 8-12) Hex Signs!  Exploring PA Dutch Folk Art and lore.


Please email OR Annie directly to reserve a spot and get a pdf of the registration form.

Paper copies of the form will be available by Wednesday Feb 19 at the following locations in Kutztown:

The Miller Gallery, Kutztown University
Uptown Espresso Bar
The Art Store
Mr. Food
Eckhaus Gallery
Betty's Wraps
Louisa Gonsor Library

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Luke Jones' BOOMSLANG Opening Reception

This past Friday (2/7/14) Luke Jones, Kutztown alum and painter, created an exhibition exclusively for our gallery. The reception went incredibly well with many visitors and admirers. Using impastoed painterly strokes, and bright pigments, the artist takes odd surfaces and transforms them into abstract and dynamic environments. I was personally reminded of Jasper Johns or Robert Rauschenberg's Combines while viewing his work.

Luke's large-scale paintings command our attention. Not only do they spark interest with their size but also due to his mastery of communicating ideas through inventive subjects. For more information about Luke Jones' work and how to contact him please visit his website linked here: