Friday, March 18, 2016

Reminder: Reception Tonight!

Tonight from 5-8pm is the Reception for Alison Bessesdotter's show.  Come to enjoy artwork,  poetry and some snacks.  All are welcome!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Alison Bessesdotter: Reception Friday!

This Friday from 5-8 pm is the reception for the current show by Alison Bessesdotter.  It will be a great opportunity to see Alison's work and to talk to her about her many textile pieces!  Come down to Eckhaus Friday to enjoy artwork,  poetry readings by Danielle Notaro and some snacks.  All are welcome!  

Eckhaus Back to Normal Schedule

Regular hours will begin this Tuesday at 3 pm.  The Eckhaus Gallery is open Tuesday through Thursday from 3-9 pm and also Friday through Sunday from 12-6 pm.  Come in and check out the various textile pieces by ArtsQuest Resident Artist: Alison Bessesdotter!

Saturday, March 5, 2016

ALISON BESSESDOTTER: ArtsQuest Resident Artist

The Eckhaus Gallery in Kutztown, PA invites you to the new exhibition of Alison Bessesdotter beginning March 1, 2016 ending March 25, 2016. Alison Bessesdotter has been invited to exhibit her psychedelic and imaginary art works at the Eckhaus Gallery in Kutztown. Bessesdotter is the current Artist in Residence at the Banana Factory in Bethlehem, PA.

By teaching herself how to work with different mediums, Bessesdotter uses painting, fabric, fibers, printmaking, found objects, ink and paper to unfold the story behind each piece. The use of multiple materials enhances the experience of mixing physical reality with fantasy. Inspiration was available early growing up in a family of artists and musicians. Her artistic journey began in Spirit Square, Charlotte, North Carolina in 1986. Working there inspired her to further enhance her education of artistic mediums, later receiving awards such as the Art Association of Harrisburg's Watercolor Award and the State Theater's Air Products Award. The artist has exhibited shows within the Allentown, Bethlehem, Easton areas since 2011. Her most recent exhibition was at the Eagle's Nest Gallery in Nazareth, PA January 2015. Her works are currently in private and corporate collections.

The exhibition will be on view from March 1 to March 25, 2016. The reception will be held at the Eckhaus Gallery on March 18, 2016 from 5-8pm. The artist will be giving a brief talk at the reception at 6pm.

Eckhaus is a student run gallery affiliated with Kutztown University
157 West Main St. Kutztown, PA
Hours are as following:Closed Monday, Tuesday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday-Sunday 12-6pm

POSTCARDS HOME: Works by 2015 Jentel Fellows

Cheryl Hochberg

Winged Bull

          Cheryl Hochberg is an visual artist who is based in Kutztown, Pennsylvania.  She is the Fine Arts Chair and professor at Kutztown University.  Her work tends to focus on animals that are seen in nature and their relationship with their surroundings.  She also abstracts images in nature and manipulates them in a fantastical way.  Some of Cheryl's work focuses solely on realism and others combine realism and abstraction.  The Winged Bull is a mixed media work on three panels.  It is an example of a balanced mixture of realism and abstraction.  She was inspired by Wyoming's animals and landscape.            

Virginia Wagner

Sky Burial

       Virginia Wagner is visual artist based in Brooklyn, New York.  In her work, she primarily focuses on the relationship between the natural world and human progression.  She is interested in worldly conflicts and how technology is competing with nature. Virginia also believes that humans are changing, finding new ways of preservation and that the inter workings of certain myths tie into identity.  Her paintings above are Ink acrylic and oil on canvas.  

Donna Hurt 

Low Lying Clouds 

Triangle Pointing Towards the Snake Hills 

           Donna Hurt is a visual and community engaged artist based in Charleston, South Carolina.  In her photographs she tends to focus on place, the body, memory and history.  To capture these subjects she incorporates sculpture, performance, video and photography together.  Donna also uses multiple photographs that are separate and closely spaces them to give an illusion that they are one whole image.  In these images she seems to draw upon the landscape of Wyoming.      

Eliza Cohen

Left: We Sat For An Hour Watching The Snow Fall
Right: The Ever Generous Ones 

Left: I Dreamt That There Were Snakes Inside Shapes
Right: Your Instincts Are So Accurate 

          Eliza Cohen is an artist based in Albany, California.  She is interested in conceptual, visual and philosophical contrast in her art.  In these four paintings from her series called Plains and Tracks, she focuses on objects and shapes she sees around her.  Some shapes that she drew relationships upon were  images she took from nature in Wyoming.  Eliza works abstractly and uses color, shape and size to indicate objects.        

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Reception Tonight!

Tonight from 5-8pm there will be a reception at the gallery.  All are welcome to attend and listen to 3 artists talk about their residency at Eckhaus.  It will sure be an enlightening experience while also surrounded by great art!

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Gallery Closed: Friday, Saturday and Sunday

          Due to freezing weather conditions,  Eckhaus will be closed this Friday,  Saturday and Sunday.   We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.