Dan Eash has been inspiring artists for many years, as an educator, an administrator, a husband, and a dad, just to name a few. Retirement may have removed him from the public school system, but Dan continues to inspire as an artist, a mentor, and a supporter of the arts. You may have seen his exhibit at the Bottle Works in 2017, but don’t expect to see any repeats here. Dan is filling our Main Gallery Space entirely of new or newly finished pieces!
Roots, Reflections, and the Pitcher Project opens on Nov 18, and Dan’s opening reception and art talk will be held on Saturday Nov, 20 from 5-8 PM. Please RSVP for the opening by calling the Bottle Works at 814-535-2020. A meal will be included, and seating is limited, and available first come first serve.
Here is more about the exhibit in Dan’s own words.
Because of the pandemic, I was forced to stay home. In the process, I found myself revisiting my ROOTS. I began looking at old started pieces, re-evaluating them for possibilities, and rediscovering or continuing the journey started years ago. At the same time, I also started to look at actual tree ROOTS and exploring their possibilities.
I REFLECTED on older works, and styles and at the same time started to look at how old wood and roots would work with lamps and mirrors, actual REFLECTIONS.
The “PITCHER PROJECT” was something I had considered for a long time. I was no longer creating pieces for the annual Art Show at New Germany, so I was free to do things just for me. I challenged myself to create useful pottery pieces while at the same time exploring new shapes and subjects.
This show also has several new pieces. I hope you enjoy looking at and experiencing my ROOTS, my REFLECTIONS and my PITCHER PROJECTS as much as I did making them.