Total eclipse of the art


Eclipse artwork stimulates conversation and interest

TORRINGTON – When Dr. Jerry Erschabek asked longtime patient and friend, Grace Foster, to create a piece of artwork to commemorate the coming solar eclipse, Foster put together a mobile display she hoped would generate conversation and interest for the upcoming event.
She wanted to make something that reflected the “excitement and the unifying significance” of the eclipse, which will occur on Aug. 21.
Foster’s finished piece is now on display at the Erschabek Chiropractic Clinic, and it has people talking about the approaching event.
“The display has been a great conversation piece,” said Erschabek. “It has created a lot of interest about the eclipse. People want to know how to best see the event and how it will impact Goshen County.”
As a member of the Eclipse Communications Committee, Erschabek said he’s been “hooked” by all of the excitement around the event. It’s important the people of Goshen County have conversations about what he called a unique and exciting opportunity for Goshen County.
“With a little preparation, the county could see great rewards,” Erschabek said. “Plus, this is bringing people together – families and friends are gathering to watch something incredible.”
Erschabek is glad Foster’s mobile display is generating discussion, and he’s impressed by the unifying symbolism of the artwork. He pointed out that he “loves the use of the United States cutout, because it makes clear this eclipse will cross the whole U.S.”  
Foster was happy to advocate for the event and support Erschabek’s interest in the eclipse.
“The Erschabeks are such wonderful and kind people,” Foster said. “It’s fun and rewarding to do things with people like that.”
Erschabek is thrilled to witness the total solar eclipse in what will be a banner summer for his business and his family. This summer marks 35 years of service for the Erschabek Chiropractic Clinic in Torrington, and Erschabek will celebrate 25 years of marriage to his wife, Myrna, in August.
Those interested in learning more about the preparations taken by leaders in Goshen County for the eclipse or who are interested in volunteering for the Eclipse Committee may visit GoGoshen.net.


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