Downstairs Gallery @ The Plastic Club – Eileen Eckstein, Karen Frank, Morris Klein & John Schmeichen.
Eileen Eckstein, the president of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, lamented to DoN that she had failed to sign her work since the Plastic Club uses a numbering system compared to labels and she was concerned her colorful photographs would be confused with the work of PSoP VP Morris Klein. But, have no fear, the styles of these two creative talents is unique, each expressing their own vision through photography.
Downstairs Gallery @ The Plastic Club – Eileen Eckstein, Foto One Dollar O $3 Pescoes, photograph.
John Schmiechen, Carman’s Country Kitchen, oil & Keeping Watch Over Manayunk, oil @ Downstairs Gallery @ The Plastic Club through February 25th, 2011.
The former basement is now a swanky gallery with a hearth, a tricked out print room and a big kitchen where Bob Jackson prepares some of his famous feasts. The gallery is intimate with the feel of a hidden treasure that you only learn about by being part of the art-erati. The multi-media show features work by member artists whose names are drawn randomly from a hat during a ceremony, usually by a cute kid, the artists then each show about five works. DoN‘s name did not get drawn from the hat but due to unusual circumstances he now has the opportunity to participate in the next show opening the same weekend as the Diverse Perspectives show @ Da Vinci Art Alliance, February 26th, 2011 – DoN will have art on display at four local art galleries simultaneously including the on-going PSoP show @ Bonte’s and the Photography 30 show @ Perkins Center for the Arts. You may ask why DoN is being so conceited in a story about his artist friends? It’s because the work of the people at the Plastic Club and the Photographic Society of Philadelphia: Eileen, Morris, Bob, Mike, Alan, Cynthia… help to keep DoN‘s creative fires burning.