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Black and White: Drawings by Gretchen Kreitler

Exhibit: Opens Thursday Oct. 30 and runs through Dec. 11, 2014

Gretchen Kreitler was given a rapidograph pen while she was an art student at Lockhaven University. That tool, and the hundreds purchased over the years, became nearly the sole medium for her drawings. Living in as diverse places as Berks County, the Outerbanks of North Carolina, and an old firehouse in Brooklyn, New York, Kreitler became a keen observer of animals and their relationship to the environment and humankind. In Berks, she drew what was around her: dogs, bovines and hens; in North Carolina, she observed maritime creatures, including turtles, frogs, and sharks; while in New York, her companions in the firehouse were her dogs and cats. Kreitler’s innate and nurtured talent (she was brought up in a family with a graphic designer father, a mother who taught art, and creative brothers) became intertwined with her interest in the “delicate balance of the environment and how it is connected to all creatures and life.” The drawings in this exhibit reflect her interest, and are masterfully created.


Gallery Hours:

10 am - 6 pm

10 am - 8 pm

10 am - 5 pm

Saturday and Sunday:
12 pm - 4 pm

Marilyn Fox (mjf14@psu.edu)