Wheaton Conversations: DC Gallery’s Danielle Cartier with Eve Hoyt & Alissa Eberle

Wheaton Conversations:
DC Gallery’s Danielle Cartier with
Eve Hoyt & Alissa Eberle

Watch the February 15, 2024 recording above

Join us for this exciting artist talk focused on the world of neon glass! Millville’s DC Gallery owner Danielle Cartier highlights two women artists working in the neon field, Eve Hoyt and Alissa Eberle. Follow along as they discuss their artistic process, challenges, and more. 

This event is part of “Wheaton Conversations,” a virtual series highlighting a diverse community of Artists!
To see the full schedule of conversations, Click Here

Wheaton Conversations is generously presented by PNC Arts Alive! and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.

Headshot of Eve Hoyt in front of a white wall with neon art pieces arranged on it. Eve has shoulder-length hair and glasses. Three neon pieces are featured in the background inside of gold frames. The piece on the bottom left shows two neon blue ruffly strands that intersect in the middle. Only a portion of this piece was captured on camera. Above this piece, is a circular gold frame with with a purple neon circle that has points instead of being smooth. Inside this circle is a purple lacey circular piece with points that complement the points on the neon circle. In the center of this circle is a small baby doll. This piece reflects purple into Eve's hair. The piece on the right, next to the purple, is only partially captured by the camera but features strands of white neon on a dark green background with light red flowers and light green leaves.

Eve Hoyt began learning the craft of neon in 1989. She spent a decade working in several sign shops, honing her skills until eventually opening up her own studio, Evening Neon, where she was free to explore the medium as an art form. Creating colorful, abstract, and whimsical pieces, her award-winning artwork has been shown in galleries and museums throughout the country. A member of the Philadelphia Dumpster Divers, Hoyt often incorporates vintage found objects into her work. She offers workshops at her studio to those interested in learning about neon and is a founding member of the Neon Makers Guild.

Headshot image of Alissa Eberle. Alissa had shoulder-length dark hair and is wearing a dark red shirt with short sleeves and a slight turtle neck. Alissa is standing in front of a white wall with a pink neon piece on the right side of it. The piece is shaped like a tall upside-down heart with a pink neon circle in the middle under the point. Below the circle are two curvy neon pink strands next to one other.

Alissa Eberle is a visual artist, full-time neon bender, and sign fabricator living and working in Philadelphia, PA. Originally from Lowell, MA, Alissa studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, graduating with a BFA in Studio Art. Her artistic practice took a transformative turn while living in New Orleans, earning an opportunity to apprentice at Neometix Neon, where she first explored the mesmerizing craft of bending neon glass. Relocating to Philadelphia, PA, Alissa continued on her path to becoming a neon bender apprenticing under Dom Urbani at Urban Neon, working in the sign shop during the day doing metal work and practicing neon bending after hours at night.

Intrigued by neon’s enigmatic and otherworldly qualities, Alissa embraced the challenge of working in this medium as both an artist and a tradesperson. She finds perpetual opportunities for mental growth and tests of patience working with glass; the difficulty of neon makes it all the more fulfilling for her.

Through her artworks, Alissa explores ideas of time dissonance, nostalgia, paranormal experiences, decay, malfunction, and the intersection between the manufactured and natural landscape. Recently, she was an Artist in Residence at Petrified Forest National Park and in shows at James Oliver Gallery, HOTBED Gallery, and the Novella Project. Her work has also found a place in numerous private collections.

Image of Danielle Cartier standing in front of two white walls with a gray floor. Each wall has a piece of Danielle's artwork on it. Danielle has straight light brown hair and is wearing a long white long-sleeve cardigan over a black shirt and leggings. Danielle is also wearing black boots and has a hand holding up a piece of artwork. The artwork depicts the "Ed's Funcade" sign, building, and surroundings in a variety of yellow, red, blue, and purple neon colors.

Danielle Cartier is best known for her mural projects and large-scale, mixed-media paintings made from reconstructed materials, recombined ephemera and layered printmaking, and painting processes. She received her BFA from Sonoma State University and her MFA from the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. Danielle has taught studio art courses at Sonoma State University in California, the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Rutgers University Camden, and Rowan College of South Jersey. Currently, Cartier teaches various studio art courses at Stockton University in Galloway and Rowan University in Glassboro.

Since 2017, Danielle has painted over 25 public art murals within multiple counties throughout southern New Jersey. Danielle’s various public mural projects have been consistently headlined in the South Jersey Courier Post, NJ Indy, the Press of Atlantic City, and featured on ABC Channel 6 Action New Philadelphia. Cartier continues to make large-scale, mixed-media paintings and is working on multiple new public artworks and murals in Southern New Jersey. Most recently, Cartier opened her business, DC Gallery & Studio, within the Glasstown Arts District of Millville, New Jersey. Located at 508 N. High Street in Millville, New Jersey, DC Gallery & Studio serves as a new local contemporary art gallery featuring emerging NJ visual artists, Cartier’s personal studio, and a visual arts classroom for all ages.