An Evening with the Arts:
Upon purchase of your ticket, you will receive access to our virtual gallery at artsteps.com. Then, on October 23rd, 2020 you can simply log in and begin taking a 3D tour of both our Main Gallery (featuring the artwork of Dave Eldreth) and our Emerging Artist Gallery (featuring the artwork of Tyler Allen). Tours can be self-guided or you can choose a guided tour of the exhibitions.
Emerging Artist Gallery
Tyler Allen is a 2019 graduate of Solanco High School who has won awards and scholarships for his outstanding work in the visual arts. Tyler was the featured emerging artist at Red Raven Art Company in Lancaster in August of 2019. In the 2018 and 2019 Scholastic Art Awards and Young Artists Awards competitions, Tyler’s work was awarded the highest awards, which included numerous special awards, portfolio awards, gold, silver and honorable mention awards. Tyler’s work in the visual arts has been featured in Lancaster Newspapers, LancasterOnline, and the Chester County Press. Additionally, Tyler’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Lancaster Museum of Art, the Demuth Museum, Millersville University, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.
Dave Eldreth graduate from Mica in 1967 with a degree in BFA. "My work has evolved from Realism to Impressionism, and now to a Semi-Abstract style, appealing to an emotional response rather than the subjective. I make simple expressions of more complex emotions, expressing the inexpressible – similar to haiku. The essence of the work is between the canvas and the viewer. Some work has a soothing mystical, or ethereal appeal, while others are more experimental color studies. All of my work is untitled, allowing individuals to relate them to their own sensibilities. My landscapes consist of two planes with minimal detail divided by a horizon suggestion. The spaces are filled with color and light, starting with the basic forms of black and white, or dark color. I then layer paint in multiple layers of acrylic color, working generally from dark to light. The layering creates a certain luminosity, and deeper richness to the final color. Some of the colors seem to have a light from within. I use soft transitional edges to add to the subtle mystery, drawing the viewer into the work." (website)