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Jordyn & Whitney


  • Arts Council
  • Exhibitions

Jordyn Eckman & Whitney Kaye

  • 1/18/2024
  • 9am - 5pm Mon-Thurs, 9am - 3pm Fri, 11am - 3pm Sat
  • Willard Arts Center

Hall Gallery

Gallery reception January 18, 5:30-7:30pm

Sponsored by: In memory of Ronald E Onkes, Sr. and Evelyn N Onkes, Fred and Linda Hughes, Ralph and Annette Perez, Sam and John Baird, Mary Lynn Hartwell

Jordyn Eckman & Whitney Kaye

Jordyn Eckman

"During my studies as an artist, I struggled to find my voice while most of my peers had already found theirs. I always thought an artist was supposed to be able to just paint at the whim of what they felt and it would be a masterpiece. I do not possess this talent. I discovered quickly that I needed a framework. Through the help of many professors and also making a lot of bad work, I came to find a process I love. 

My art process was originally inspired by elaborate patterns in art and architecture. I have always been curious about the steps their creators took to make them. I have worked hard to develop a way of working that allows me to produce complex imagery of my own. I use kaleidoscopes because of the beautiful and symmetrical way they capture the world and the endless possibilities they embody.

Many meanings can be found in my work and I like to leave it up to the viewer to decide what that is for them. For me, my work causes me to reflect on the complicated nature of the human condition and individuals. However flawed we think we are, we are all innately valuable and beautiful."

Jordyn was born and raised in Idaho Falls. She received her Bachelors in Fine Arts with a Minor in Design at Brigham Young University. She currently works as a Graphic Designer for the Idaho Falls Arts Council. She has always had a love for art and the creative process. 


Whitney Kaye

"Personally, I like to base my art on family, natural environment, and my personal experiences. Those things are the root to my inspiration. I love creating art that portrays the joy that comes through our relationships with others. With my recent marriage and official name change to Bird, I felt like I should incorporate birds into my art. Birds symbolize new beginnings, hope, and freedom. Whether you are seeking closeness and love or an enduring relationship with those around you, I hope the birds in my art portray what you need."

Whitney graduated from college with a bachelor in Fine Arts and currently works as a freelance artist. She worked for the Idaho Falls Arts Council as ARTitorium Lead and Social Media Manager until moving to Utah in 2023.