Erwin Eisch, Full Moon Has Passed, 1992 Vitreograph, 30 x 22 in. 2020.0001.0010 Gift of Carol L. Shay, Collection of FGCU Art Galleries

Erwin Eisch: Heaven Starts on Earth


Wasmer Art Gallery
August 27 - November 10, 2021

Gallery Talk, 5 - 7pm, Thursday, September 16, 2021

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.


Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture; WGCU Public Media; Erwin and Gretel Eisch and Carol L. Shay


Image credit: Erwin Eisch, Full Moon Has Passed, 1992, Vitreograph, 30 x 22 in., 2020.0001.0010, Gift of Carol L. Shay, Collection of FGCU Art Galleries.


Video link to Jean Claude Chapelotte's summer visit inside Erwin Eisch's Luxembourg studio in 2009

Video link to Gallery Talk with Kevin Petrie, Ph.D

Storytelling Salon 11-5-21 FGCU Storytelling
Four professors tell you how "Heaven Starts on Earth" through their own perspectives - matching the theme of the exhibit by Erwin Eisch in the Wasmer Art Gallery. This event began with an opening by Emcee, Dr. Joel Ying, and introduction to the exhibit by Gallery Director, John Loscuito. The recording starts near the beginning of Professor Win Everham's (Environment and Ecology) story, followed by Professor Andrea Fortin (Kindness), Professor Eric Dent (Business), and Professor Christina Anaya (Biology). Thank you to the Wasmer Art Gallery, the FGCU Dept of Language and Literature, the Seidler Foundation, and the Florida Storytelling Association. 



Exhibition catalog