FGCU to open two art exhibits

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Florida Gulf Coast University will open two new art exhibits in August and welcome visitors again.
Friends on Earth opens Aug. 19 and runs through Sept. 30. This exhibit features the works of Gretel Eisch, Harvey Littleton and Hollis Sigler.
This selection of artworks includes three artists creating prints from glass plates known as vitreographs. Contemporary vitreography was developed and established as a printmaking medium by Erwin Eisch’s dear friend, Harvey Littleton, at Littleton Studios in Spruce Pine, NC. Littleton along with Erwin Eisch founded the international studio glass movement.

Gretl Eisch

Gretel Eisch, known for her sculpture and woodcuts, creates lyrical images that are poetic statements of the human condition. Hollis Sigler also speaks of the human condition in her profound series of vitreographs alluding to her battle with breast cancer. Erwin Eisch adds to the conversation with a series of prints inspired by the compositions of Hollis Sigler.
It will be on display in the ArtLab in the west side of the Library Building, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers. This exhibition is free and open to the public Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Erwin Eisch: Heaven Starts on Earth opens Aug. 27 and runs through Nov. 10 at the Wasmer Art Gallery.
Erwin Eisch is an international artist known for his figurative-expressionistic work in a variety of mediums. As a founder of the international studio glass movement he was one of the first artists to use glass purely as a means of expression in Europe. His innovations and creative spirit have broadened the potential for the medium to be used by countless artists. This retrospective exhibition is the first of its kind in Florida and features his work in glass, printmaking and painting. Eisch’s work celebrates the joy of living and the human potential.
A reception and talk is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 16 from 5 to 7 p.m. The Wasmer Art Gallery is located in the Arts Complex, FGCU, 10501 FGCU Blvd. S., Fort Myers
This exhibition is free and open to the public Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information on these and other exhibits, call 239-590-7199 or visit online at


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