Susan C. & Gerald C. Eckert Art Gallery
From the Gallery Director
The Susan C. & Gerald C. Eckert Art Gallery is pleased to present the work of regionally and nationally acclaimed artists. This exhibition series serves as a valuable resource for students and the community, connecting us with conversations in the larger art world. The artwork featured in these exhibitions will stimulate imaginations, uncover beauty, challenge perceptions and facilitate contemplation.
This year we are partnering with Mount Gretna School of Art to present our first show of the season, Force of Nature. This collaboration is made possible by the generous support of the Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Family Foundation. We look forward to building more bridges to our community in the future. If you would like to learn more about supporting the gallery, call 717-871-7253 or email EckertArtGallery@millersville.edu.
As an educator, gallery director and curator, one of my favorite things to do is help people recognize and appreciate the value art holds, I hope to share this vision with you and look forward to meeting you in the gallery.
Director, Eckert Art Gallery
Assistant Professor of Art & Design
Force of Nature — August 29–October 17, 2018
Gretna Campbell and Louis Finkelstein
Gretna Campbell (1922–1987) and Louis Finkelstein (1923–2000) were married and associated with the Abstract Expressionist movement in the 1950s, yet both artists also chose to remain true to their first love, painting in nature from the landscape. This traveling exhibition, curated by Don Kimes, is a reflection of their rediscovery in the world of contemporary art.
This exhibition is presented by Millersville University in partnership with Mount Gretna School of Art. This collaboration is made possible with generous support from the Thomas A. and Georgina T. Russo Family Foundation.
Reception and Curator's Talk September 27, 2018, 5:30-7:00PM
Life as we know it — October 23–December 16, 2018
A Storehouse Project
The concept for this exhibition is based on The Storehouse, a multi-disciplinary arts space run by Penny Duff and Michael Slaboch at their home in rural Southwest Michigan. In addition to a multi-media curated exhibition, the show will provide opportunities for students and visitors to actively engage with Duff’s notion of “the everyday as site, medium, and muse” and leave with a takeaway zine featuring artwork, recipes, poetry and more.
Reception October 25, 2018, 5:30–7:00PM
Storehouse performance with 75 Dollar Bill, 7:00PM
Excerpts — January 24–March 8, 2019
C. R. Ettinger Studio
C. R. Ettinger Studio was established in Philadelphia in 1982 by Cindi Royce Ettinger. The studio specializes in intaglio and relief techniques and is the only professional etching studio in the Philadelphia area. This exhibition will feature a selection of original prints by a dozen artists exploring a wide range of subject matter and approach.
Reception February 21, 2019, 5:30–7:00PM
Joy of a Bird — March 21–May 11, 2019
Ralph Henry Eck, Jr. Memorial Exhibition
"So, if there be a joyful noise though... not too loud, almost about anything,.. then, your day can be that toward the joy of a bird."
— Ralph Henry Eck, Jr., from his writings
In gratitude, we celebrate the life work of Millersville University alumnus, elementary school teacher, factory worker, Korean war veteran and visionary painter Ralph Henry Eck, Jr. (1930–2015.) Eck created in obscurity, outside of any external validation or recognition, solely to bring joy to his own days. He made paintings using layer upon layer of house paint over found-objects and string. Fifteen unique paintings will be shown for the first time ever.
Reception March 21, 2019, 5:30–7:00PM
Directions, Parking, and Contact Information
After 4pm and on the weekends, visitors can park in open lots on Cove Drive. You can also park in the Gaige Parking Garage with entrances on N. Prince Street and W. Cottage Avenue.
If you are visiting the Winter Center Monday through Friday before 4pm, you will need to obtain a visitor pass from University Police headquarters at Lebanon House (237 N. George Street). Visitor parking spaces are also marked off on the first floor of the Gaige Parking Garage.
Contact the Eckert Art Gallery
Heidi Leitzke, Director