Open June 12 – June 27
Art Gym Gallery is honored to host a Celebration of Life and Retrospective for Eric L. Porter. Please join us for a Celebration of Life memorial on Saturday, June 12 @ 3PM. The Retrospective exhibit can be viewed before or after the memorial.
Eric Porter and his wife Ingrid were two of the first members at Art Gym, joining the community in 2015. It was a privilege for other Art Gym members and staff to experience Eric’s immense talent, constant smile, and passion for art, while his contemplative drawings always left viewers in a state of quiet reflection.
The work presented in the retrospective demonstrates the great span of Eric’s art, a body of work which includes fine art drawings, book illustration, and both bronze and mixed media sculpture. The strength of Eric’s artwork is evident and lead him to many successes as an artist including: Director’s Choice award at Magnifico! Art of Albuquerque, and being a finalist for the National Endowment for the Arts/Andy Warhol Foundation award. He and his wife Ingrid also operate Studio Vagabondia.
To honor Eric’s recent passing from complications of a bone marrow transplant for leukemia we have set up The Eric Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund for friends and family to donate to. The scholarship will provide artists the opportunity to explore their talent with the same joy and passion that Eric imbued into his work. Learn more about the fund HERE.