Park University Hosting Exhibit of Bill Eickhorst Photographs

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Dr. Bill EickhorstA photography exhibit featuring the works of artist Bill Eickhorst, Ed.D., will be on display in Park University’s Campanella Gallery, Friday, Feb. 3, through Friday, March 10. An opening reception will be held for Eickhorst on Feb. 3 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Gallery.

All of the photographic images in the exhibit were taken with either a Nikon D40X digital single-lens reflex camera or a Nikon D3200 camera with a 17-300 millimeter lens. According to Eickhorst, some of the photos are straight, unaltered images composed in the viewfinder and printed full-frame. Others have been manipulated to various degrees using a collage approach, manipulating the image in Photoshop and/or printing the photographic image on canvas and then painting over the image with liquid polymer and oil paints. “Sometimes the original image speaks for itself, sometimes it functions as a jumping off point for further exploration,” Eickhorst said. “Sometimes two images with similar textures and colors beg to be combined.”

Eickhorst, adjunct instructor of art at Park University, has had more than 20 solo exhibitions throughout the Midwest. He has been included in six international juried exhibitions, more than 60 national and regional juried exhibits and more than 100 group shows. His work is included in the permanent collections of the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Mo., Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in St. Joseph, Mo., Portland (Ore.) Art Museum, Springfield (Mo.) Art Museum, Evansville (Ind.) Museum of Art and Science, Owatonna (Minn.) Art Center, Quincy (Ill.) Art Center and numerous private, institutional and corporate collections across the country.

Admission to the Campanella Gallery, located within the University’s Norrington Center on the Parkville Campus, is free. Building hours are as follows: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday, 4 to 9 p.m. The building will be closed on Monday, Feb. 20, for Presidents Day.

For more information on the exhibit, contact Andrea Lee, Ph.D., director of the Campanella Gallery and assistant professor of art, design and interdisciplinary studies, at alee@park.edu.