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Friends on Earth: Gretal Eisch, Harvey Littleton and Hollis Sigler

Friends on Earth: Gretel Eisch, Harvey Littleton, Andy Owen and Hollis Sigler

August 19 - September 30, 2021

In conjunction with the exhibition Erwin Eisch: Heaven Starts on Earth, a selection of vitreographs (prints from glass plates) from four artists who created work in Littleton Studios are on display. 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. 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. FGCU Art Professor Andy Owen’s works are based on observing the dynamics of nature while immersed in a variety of landscapes.


Sponsored by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; and WGCU Public Media


 Image credit: Gretel Eisch, Shadow Search, 2001, Vitreograph, 22 ½ x 28 in., 2020.0001.0019, Gift of Carol L. Shay, Collection of FGCU Art Galleries