Anneke Dekke-Olthof, a founding member of the Region-based ensemble Eclectica, thinks their upcoming pop-up exhibit will provide a treat for area art and jewelry aficionados and consumers.
“There’s a lot of people who are trying to find different things, one-of-a-kind things, and that’s what we provide,” she said. “Instead of going to Chicago for a one-of-a-kind-show, which is an absolute madhouse, we’re bringing that kind of show here. It’s exciting and a fun thing for us to do.”
The show takes place at Michigan City’s Down Gallery at Revive Consignments. Eclectica is made up of jewelry designer and multi-media artist Dekke-Olthof, tribal art collector and artist Kathy Dennis and designer Dani Lane. The trio have been mainstays in the Region art community for years and have exhibited extensively in galleries and competitions in and beyond Northwest Indiana.
Last year, the trio joined forces for the first time as Eclectica and found success their first time out the door with a similar pop-up gallery and sale at Down Gallery.
Dekke-Olthof admitted to being a fan of the popular pop-up concept.
“We’re not committed to a long commitment or to paying (a large sum of) rent,” Dekke-Olthof said. “If we can find a place where we can just bring our stuff (to the location) and organize it, that’s better.”
For their December showcase, Dekke-Olthof, Dennis and Lane will be joined by additional area artists including photographers Kyron Williams, Jack Lane and Gloria Newcomb, jeweler Sue Quiriconi and 3D artist Staara.
“Everything is being made locally by local people,” Dekke-Olthof said. “There’s quite a lot of talent here.”
Dekke-Olthof added she expects Eclectica to continue to bring pop-up shows throughout the Region and perhaps more frequently in 2017.
FYI: Eclectica's Pop-Up Gallery will be open for viewing 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10-11 and Dec. 17-18 at Down Gallery at Revive Consignments, 525 Franklin St., Michigan City. Admission is free. Call (219) 814-4063.