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December 6, 2013

Art exhibit open at Empire House

Wood cuts, wood engravings and handmade paper collages by Frank C. Eckmair and Giclee prints, water colors and drawings by Dan G. Meyer are on exhibit through Dec. 31 at the Empire House in Gilberstville. Both men were long time residents of the Butternut Valley, which is reflected in much of their work.

Two very different methods of creating prints, Eckmair’s images of the countryside have been referred to as a “Landscape of Memory,” evoking images of familiar places. Meyer’s treatment of familiar landscapes and portraits are described as “romantic realism.”

Eckmair, who received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Ohio University, has had his work shown at numerous major national and international exhibitions. Pieces are included in collections at the British Museum, the Vatican library, the Smithsonian Institution as well as many others private and public collections. A major retrospective exhibit of his work was shown at the New York State Museum during 2010 and 2011.

Meyer earned an degree from Rockland Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Parson’s School of Design in New York City. His work, included in many collections, has been exhibited in numerous galleries in New York City and the Northeast. 

The Empire House is open from 5 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. For more information, call 783-2859.

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