june, 2021

09jun10:00 am4:00 pmAwbury Arboretum: Jonathan Eckel's "Blackberry Winter: selected paintings 2014-2020"

Event Details

Jonathan Eckel’s “Blackberry Winter: selected paintings 2014-2020” will be on display in the Cope House Galleries, open from 10am-4pm, Monday-Thursday, until June 28.

Eckel is primarily focused on painting and drawing, exploring new subject matter and styles, often blurring the line between abstraction and representation. Eckel’s work is included in many public and private collections including the permanent collection of the Woodmere Art Museum, the U.S. State Department Art Bank Program and the Ballinglen Contemporary Museum of Art in County Mayo, Ireland. The artist currently lives and works at Greene Street Artists Cooperative located in the historic section of Germantown, Philadelphia.

About the Artist:

Jonathan Eckel was born in Glenside, Pennsylvania in 1980. He received a BFA from Tyler School of Art in 2003 during which time he spent one year studying abroad in Rome, Italy. Before, during and after his fine arts studies he traveled extensively in North and Central America, Eastern and Western Europe, Asia and Africa; spending one full year living in the Great Rift Valley. In 2010, he spent three months as an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center which greatly impacted his creative practice and painting style. Most recently, he spent another three months as an artist in residence at the Ballinglen Arts Foundation
located on the sea coast of North County Mayo in the Republic of Ireland. Eckel is primarily focused on painting and drawing, exploring new subject matter and styles, often blurring the line between abstraction and representation. This constantly inviting and developing approach to art-making allows for experimentation, reconsideration and action; giving the artist the freedom needed to make an honest mark. The diversity of his imagery is strongly influenced by his world travels along with his deep interests in the history of art, anthropology, philosophy and music. Eckel’s work is included in many public and private collections including the permanent collection of the Woodmere Art Museum, the U.S. State Department Art Bank Program and the Ballinglen Contemporary Museum of Art in County Mayo, Ireland. The artist currently lives and works at Greene Street Artists Cooperative located in the historic section of Germantown, Philadelphia.

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Awbury Arboretum regularly hosts free public art exhibitions featuring local artists, both within the parlors of the Francis Cope House and outside in the Arboretum’s landscape.

The galleries of the Cope House are regularly hung with revolving shows and are open Monday-Thursday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM and by special appointment.  (Please see our Hours and Admission page for holiday closings, etc.)

The grounds of the Arboretum are open ever day, dawn to dusk.

Time

(Wednesday) 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location

Awbury Arboretum

1 Awbury Rd

Organizer

Awbury Arboretum 1 Awbury Rd, Phila, PA

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