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consentino_topsy-turvy-poodle.jpgSeptember 1–October 7, 2022

Artist Lecture
Thursday, September 1, 2022 | 5 – 6 P.M.
Biemesderfer Hall | Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center   

Thursday, September 1, 2022 | 6 – 7 P.M.
Eckert Art Gallery, Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center   

Cynthia Consentino’s ceramic sculptures playfully explore themes of kinship, balance and resiliency.

True Likeness

Curated by Lia Newman and Tom Stanley 
October 18 – December 9, 2022 


Thursday, October 20, 2022 | 5:30 – 7 P.M.
Gallery Talk with curator Tom Stanley at 6 P.M.
Eckert Art Gallery | Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center  

An exhibition of contemporary portraits from diverse makers in a variety of media including video, photography, painting, collage, installation, sculpture, printmaking, and drawing.

This exhibition is presented in collaboration with the Department of Art & Design, guests are also encouraged to visit Breidenstine Hall where part of the exhibition will be installed in Sykes Gallery.

Thank you to Susan and Jerry Eckert for their sponsorship of True Likeness at Eckert Art Gallery.  

Sustainable Studios   

nvb_migratory_disturbance_hq.jpgAn Exhibition and Workshop Series promoting solutions towards climate resiliency
February 2 – May 5, 2023  
Opening Reception: February 2 at 6 p.m.

Artists: Nichole van Beek, Jill Good, Silas McDonough, Samantha Sanders

This exhibition and educational workshop program will explore ways that artists and concerned citizens can pursue solutions towards climate resiliency in their studio practices and daily lives. This project will focus on positive actions, things we can do now to fight for our imperiled earth. 

Sustainable Studios LNP Feature Article

This exhibition is supported by the Positive Energy Fund.

Workshops and Artist Events

View Workshop Schedule (PDF)

    Mushroom Foam Workshop with Nichole van Beek
    Common Hour 12:05 – 1:10 p.m. Room 209, Breidenstine HallIn this workshop you’ll be given a sample of living mushroom foam to pack into a mold, and we’ll discuss growing and drying the form, keeping a workspace sterile, and the mysteries of mushrooms.
    Artist website:


    Nichole Van Beek Artist Talk & Opening Reception
    5 p.m. Biemesderfer Hall, Winter Visual and Performing Arts Center
    This talk will be about her work to create a sustainable studio practice. She makes paintings and sculptures and teaches at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. Join us after the artist talk (6 – 7 p.m.) in the Eckert Art Gallery for opening reception with light refreshments
    Free and open to the public, no tickets required.


    Ink Making with Foraged Materials Workshop with Sam Sanders
    4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Painting Studio, Breidenstine Hall
    Participants will be introduced to the basic process of creating bio-based ink, storing to prevent mold, and using ink in studio. Open to approximately 15 students. Artist website:


  • MONDAY(s) FEBRUARY 27, MARCH 13 & 27
    Monday Evening Mending with Sarah Ulrich
    4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Room 209, Breidenstine Hall
    Mending your clothing is a great and easy way we can make a big environmental impact. Keep your clothes out of the landfill and learn to repair and reinforce worn areas in jeans, sleeves, jackets using colorful stitching and patches. Kick-start your mending practice! We will review hand sewing techniques like knotting, running stitch and back stitch. Bring in your favorite well worn garment and we will supply all of the guidance and fabric scraps your heart desires. Attend one or more sessions. Artist website:


    Hourglass Quilt Design Workshop with Jill Good
    1 – 4 p.m. Painting Studio, Breidenstine Hall
    Participants will learn about the traditional Hourglass Quilt pattern and then be invited to create a unique variation on this theme in an original paper collage made from repurposed materials. Open to approximately 20 students. Sign-up sheet will be available in the Art & Design Office.


  • APRIL – Visit Date TBD
    Studio Visits with Silas McDonough
    Individual critique/conversations, ideal for students in advanced classes or independent study. Email for more details and to request a 20-minute individual studio visit or crit conversations with Silas. Artist website:

Events are free to Millersville University Students. Registration Required.

Sign-up sheets will be posted in the Art & Design Main Office one week prior to event (unless otherwise noted.)

If you are not an MU student, but are interested in participating, please contact Heidi Leitzke, Eckert Art Gallery Director.
CONTACT Heidi Leitzke with any questions: