The Erie Art Museum will host its final Gallery Night of 2017 on Friday, December 1, 2017, from 7 – 10 p.m.
A city-wide gallery crawl through 21 local, independent art galleries and the Museum, invites visitors to get up close and personal with art and artists. This evening sets yet another all-time record for number of participating locations, some of them brand new venues. Each gallery offers a different experience, from artist meet and greets to beer samplings and visual demonstrations, participants can expect to see the work of local, regional, and national artists. Admission is free to the public at all sites.
The Museum’s Main Gallery will feature the opening for Callings, a retrospective exhibit by Mercyhurst University professor and artist Dan Burke. Also on view are Mark Weber: ANIMALS, Ancient Ink: Mark Perrot, Tin Plated Dreams: Sculptures by William Brady, Jr., Bestiary: A Compendium of Real and Imaginary Animals, and prints, ceramics, and glass from the Museum’s collection. There will be an ornament and art-marking activity for all ages.
- 419 Artifacts
419 State Street
Vintage design elements combine with mid-century utilization, local art, and fine crafts. A portion of the profits support the Erie Art Museum. Live music, refreshments. Enter on 419 State Street or through the Erie Art Museum’s Frenzel Gallery.
- Allen Stoneware
2602 West 8th Street
My Perspective by guest artist Mary Kay Geary features local scenes: beaches, sunsets and landscapes painted in oil, acrylic, and pastel. Author of The Barns of Erie County, David Nelson, book signing from 7-8 p.m. Artist meet and greet, refreshments.
- Attic Rehab
1501 State Street
This unique boutique features original paintings by Will Baldauf. Attic Rehab also offers an array of furnishings, home décor, and art by local artists and artisans. Artist meet and greet, refreshments.
- Bargains by the Bay
1835 West 26th Street
Introducing Legend Cove by Kevin-John Jobczynski and the work of over 45 local artists. Atacolypse Food Truck available, music by Custom Audio, and light refreshments.
- Black Eagle Goods
2425 Peach Street
Mercy Maclay will adorn the walls with her artwork of ethereal female forms. Refreshments.
- Brew Ha Ha
2612 West 8th Street
artErie and Brew Ha Ha present a collection of local art. Artist meet and greet, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and coffee.
- COLAB Shop
2420 Peach Street
COLAB Shop proudly presents, “814 Grinders: A Closer Look.” This photography exhibit features moments captured by pioneer, local-industry members Howard Glover, Kelvin Sanchez, and Jon Box. Take a trip down memory lane as they bring to life the monumental events of Erie’s most prolific artists. Refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, and live music.
- D’Hopkins Denniston Gallery Fine Art
5 West 10th Street, 1st & 2nd floors
Join us for the opening reception of new works by artist Herm Weber. Browse our extensive gallery and boutique collection for holiday gifts. Live demonstrations by the artist, meet and greet to follow. Music and holiday refreshments.
401 State Street
Join us at Erie’s newest coffee shop, Ember+Forge, featuring Caelin McDaniel of McDaniel Pottery and her collection of coffee-inspired pottery. Artist meet and greet, vinyl tunes by Steve Maynard, and refreshments by Erie Ale Works.
- Erie Arts & Culture
23 West 10th Street, Suite 2
Members of the Photographic Arts Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania present their Second Annual Holiday Show of fine art photography featuring framed and matted pieces as well as cards and gifts. Participating members available to discuss their work and photography. Refreshments.
- Erie ClaySpace
1505 State Street, 3rd floor
Watch demos by a visiting artist from Edinboro University. Purchase original handmade ceramics by members of the Erie ClaySpace Artists Association. Tour the ClaySpace studio. Meet and mingle with our artists. Try your hand at throwing a pot on the wheel! Refreshments.
- First Presbyterian Church of the Covenant
250 West 7th Street
Celebrate the season with Emmanuel, four large, handcrafted nativity scenes by Gannon University Professor of Fine Arts and Theology, Dr. Michael DeSanctis. Each elaborate diorama was made of repurposed items. Open House in the church’s gothic sanctuary features nativities, live music, and refreshments. Ample, free parking. Enter sanctuary from 6th Street.
- Grass Growers Gallery
10 East 5th Street
Something in the Making, recent paintings by Rachael J. Burke, an artist who uses “representational subjects to create an emotional climate.” Her gestural approach to painting captures “something in the making, that is unsettled, shifting, or constantly evolving.” Artist meet and greet, refreshments. Register to win one of three blown glass ornaments!
- Lake Life
3739 West Lake Road
Lake Life opened in May 2017. Its owner, Sherry DelleCurti, started creating art two years ago after a serious injury. She loves to highlight our beautiful lake region by creating one-of-a-kind mixed-media works.
- John M. Lilley Library Gallery at Penn State Behrend
4951 College Drive
John M. Lilley Library Gallery presents its 4th annual Faculty, Staff, Alumni (new for 2017) Art Exhibit. Refreshments.
- Pointe Foure
2508 Peach Street
Artist Katie LeVan debuts her first solo collection at the Dollhouse. LeVan shares the world as she sees it: thick, fast-paced, impasto landscape paintings and jewelry that is inspired by, and made of, nature. Sweet tunes by Galactic Duo and beer samples by Erie Brewing Co. Personalized scents and essential oil blends by event sponsor, Mod Apothecary.
- Presque Isle Gallery & Gifts
301 Peninsula Drive, Suite 2
Erie native Mary Hamilton showcases her exceptional talent and artistic ability with an array of beautiful paintings. Her work portrays highs, lows, and her love of creating art. Live music by Lindsay Vendetti & Charlie Meyer; light refreshments.
- Schuster Gallery at Gannon University
700 Peach Street, First Floor
Sponsored by the Gannon University Global Admissions and Outreach Office, the Schuster Gallery presents: THE CHRISTMAS SHOW. This photo compilation reflects “Thriving and Surviving in Uncertain Times” and features the work of Gannon student artists. Artist meet and greet, refreshments.
- Steele’s Trading Post
2424 Peach Street
Grand Opening of Steele’s Trading Post with the art of Rachel Miller from the Elusive Fox Boutique. Refreshments.
1608 West 8th Street
Enjoy a variety of beautiful and creative art from Bloom Collaborative. Pieces include clay, fused glass, photographs, hand-made brooms, paintings and ornaments. Representatives from Bloom discuss these original works of art and the exciting programs they present all year long. Light refreshments.
- V Gallery
3330 West 26th Street
V Gallery features an opening reception for, Hell YES: A photographic journey, a collection of black and white street photography by Denise Keim. Artist meet and greet, holiday refreshments.
About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie’s cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings and a modern, ‘Green,’ 10,500 square foot expansion. The newly expanded Museum marks the first LEED-certified building in the region, soon to be complete with a planted rooftop.
The Museum maintains an ambitious program of changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well as traditional media.
The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 8,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.
The Museum offers several education programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the 25-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers.
The Erie Art Museum and gift shop is open Tuesday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Winter hours for the Museum’s Wave Café are 11 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. For additional visitor information, visit online at www.erieartmuseum.org or call 814-459-5477.