|"The Jan Rutland Artists’ Space” on the second floor of the National Bottle Museum hosted a reception to celebrate the opening of “Stuff Standing Still”, a collection of oil paintings by Stu Eichel featuring streetscapes and architecturally interesting old buildings in the vicinity of Ballston Spa, Saratoga Springs and surrounding areas. A large part of the exhibit also features oil paintings of old abandoned cars, trucks, and farm machinery rusting away in the landscape, a sharp contrast to former exhibits in “The Artists’ Space.”“Stuff Standing Still” was on display at THE NATIONAL BOTTLE MUSEUM during November 2009. In the past, three of Eichel’s paintings were purchased by the John Deere Collection.
Currently residing in Saratoga Springs, Eichel graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in graphic Arts, becoming a Madison Avenue art director for ten years.For seventeen more years, he worked in advertising as a “creative director”.
Finally dropping out of advertising, he spent five years doing pencil sketches of local scenes. Prints of those sketches wound up in more than 350 galleries and frame shops across the country. Encouraged by their success, Eichel entered the University of Tennessee fine arts program. While a Tennessee resident, he was chosen as Tennessee Artist of the Month.
Eichel paints on site. Many have seen him standing on a street corner painting a local scene that interests him and he actually enjoys answering questions and chatting with passers by. His work has been featured in many area galleries.
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Please note that in both of the videos posted below, the title of the exhibit is named incorrectly.
The correct title of this exhibit is "Stuff Standing Still" and will be fixed in future versions of the videos.