In conjunction with the fall 2020 exhibition, “From the Ground Up: Peters Valley School of Craft,” Hunterdon Art Museum will hold free virtual artist lectures featuring each of the resident artists who will be in our 1st-floor galleries October through December.
The artists will discuss their connection with the renowned craft institution and their work, followed by an in-depth dialogue with HAM’s Curator of Special Projects Jason Vartikar.
Lauren Eckert is a multimedia object maker, illustrator, and art conservator from New Jersey. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as Museum Arnhem, Amsterdam, NL; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, TN; Form & Concept Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; New York City Jewelry Week; and Peters Valley School of Craft, Layton, NJ. In 2018, she curated the show “The Virtual Hand” for Temple University.
She has received awards including a Shapeways Education Grant, and a Society of North American Goldsmiths Conference Student Scholarship in 2019. Her work has been included in the 2018 SNAG Jewelry and Metals Survey, Current Obsession’s series “SO MINT!” and Hyperallergic. Eckert attended Tyler School of Art, Temple University in Philadelphia where she received her Bachelors of Fine Art in Metals/Jewelry/CAD-CAM in 2019.
For more information about Lauren Eckert, visit https://lauren-eckert.com/.
This program was made possible in part by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Additional support for this exhibition was provided by the Windgate Foundation, and the Marie and John Zimmermann Fund.