“This is a quantum leap forward for students and the larger community.” Entrance to Hartzler Library, Eastern Mennonite University. Photo courtesy of GoLookOn.com
- Vice President for advancement Kirk Shisler, speaking about the University Commons
The Hartzler Gallery is located in the third floor
of the Hartzler Library at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg,
Virginia. Built in 1969, the library was partly built with the help of student
fundraising, who raised $111,000 in four days. It is named after Sadie A.
Hartzler, the University’s veteran head librarian. The Gallery has no permanent
collection, but holds revolving exhibitions of student, faculty, and other
artist’s work. The art shown is varied, including paintings, photos, mixed
media and ceramics. The Hartzler Gallery is open during regular library hours,
and free to all visitors.
Opening of Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery, via facebook.com
In addition to the Hartzler Gallery, the university also has the Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery. The gallery is located in the University Commons, a $2.5 million project finished in early 2011. The gallery boasts state of the art illumination and design, and serves as a place for students, professors and guest artists to showcase their work. It is built to display all forms of art, including paintings, photography, and mixed media. It measures 31’ by 21’ and was named after Dr. Margaret Martin Gehman, professor emerita of art.
Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery