Heider Center Art Gallery presents exhibitions of 2 artists | Local News

The Heider Center Art Gallery will present “Seeing & Being: Art and Poetry by Daniel McConnell” in September.

In a 2021 Pumphouse art exhibition, “Someplace Good and Deep,” McConnell said, “Colour, shapes, and words take me somewhere good and deep.”

At the age of 3, Daniel lost the ability to speak as he navigated a world of autism. Later, at age 21, Daniel could communicate with assisted typing. He then graduated from high school in two years and attended college with honors.

In the windows, the Heider Center Art Gallery will welcome the artist potter Jess Hetchler in an exhibition entitled “Playful Function: by Jess Hetchler”.

Jess graduated in 2012 from UW-LaCrosse with a major in Art and a minor in Business Administration. She has been working in clay for 14 years, teaching at local studios for 10 years. She uses mid-range electric fire as well as Raku. Her work is inspired by nature with a whimsical and playful touch. Her pieces are turned, handcrafted or a combination creating functional and sculptural work.

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Their exhibits will be on view September 1 through October 1 at the Heider Center Art Gallery, 405 E. Hamlin Street, West Salem (west end of West Salem High School) Gallery Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and during any party sponsored by the Heider Center. You can enter the sets of double doors from the parking lot of the Heider Center.

An artistic reception with Jess Hetchler will take place on Thursday, September 15 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

All art sales at their shows are cash or check.

William E. Bennett