Gallery Night scheduled for May 19, 2017

Lots of fresh art, and an opportunity to meet dozens of artists at locations all around town, await the public at the Erie Art Museum’s next Gallery Night—Friday, May 19th from 7 until 10 p.m. A citywide gallery crawl through 18 local, independent art galleries and the Museum, Gallery Night venues open their doors afterhours for visitors to get up close and personal with art and artists in a unique way. Each gallery offers a different experience, from artist meet & greets to beer samplings to live music, and visual art, featuring local, regional, and national artists. Admission is free to the public at all sites.

The Erie Art Museum is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. with the following exhibits: 94th Annual Spring Show, a regional competition celebrating new work by artists in all media; Earth Stories, 24 environmental-themed art quilts; Tin Plated Dreams: Sculptures by William Brady, Jr., a kinetic exhibit of tin mobiles; Photographs by Gary Cardot, a photographic exploration of America’s diverse cultures; and Erie Decoys: Folk Art Sculpture. In celebration of his new book, Theme of Line, Chuck Joy will read poems specifically curated to illuminate artwork on view. This poetic tour is offered at 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.

Participating Galleries:

• Allen Stoneware
2602 West 8th Street
Featuring photographic art by David & Marilyn Nelson, who will be on site signing their newly released book: The Barns of Erie County. Light refreshments served.

• Artlore Studio
3402 West Lake Road
Mary Snyder represents a 40-year successful exhibition history as a full time artist and arts educator. Her strong lines and unique, interpretative colors capture figures, seascapes, and landscapes in remarkable compositions. Over 50 local artists’ work will be on display and for sale. Live music and light refreshments.

• Bayfront Gallery
17 East Dobbins Landing
Celebrate Bayfront Gallery’s 23rd season with the Grand Opening of and exhibit of painting, photography, and pottery by 30 regional artists. Meet the artists, enjoy wine and cheese, and catch the sunset over Presque Isle Bay!

• Beachcomber Gallery
3445 West 12th Street
Exhibiting local acrylic artist Kim Logan. Featuring Beachcomber’s brand new spring summer line of renowned beach glass jewelry by artist and owner Denise Walker. Evening includes artist lecture and live music by Tony Kellogg, catered with food and wine.

• Black Eagle Goods
2425 Peach Street
Our grand opening features Brooke Bower’s cosmic art ranging from acrylic and oils to mixed media. Artist meet and greet, food by Federal Hill, beer sampling by Erie Ale Works and live music.

• Brew Ha Ha at the Colony
2612 West 8th Street
Brew Ha Ha features several local artists in a variety of mediums. Artists meet and greet, cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres.

• D’Hopkins Denniston Gallery
5 West 10th Street
Presenting an exciting evening of great art and door prizes celebrating our 5th year anniversary! Featuring new works by Herm Weber, Jack Hayes, Maya, and others. Light refreshments.

• Erie ClaySpace Studio
1505 State Street, (PACA 3rd floor)
Featuring original handmade ceramics by members of the Erie ClaySpace Artists Association as well as demonstrations of wheel-thrown and hand-built techniques. Tour the ClaySpace studio, meet the artists, and try your hand at throwing a pot on the wheel! Refreshments served.

• eyewash projects
319 West 2nd Street
STRAIGHT OUTTA BROOKLYN presents an overview of current art created in Brooklyn, which has more active visual artists than anywhere in the world. This group exhibition outlines a wonderful cross section of directions and styles of some key Brooklyn artists. 319W2 is a new installation venue sponsored by eyewash projects.
Brooklyn Beer, cocktails and snacks will be served.

• FHS Photo and Art Exhibition
1505 State Street (PACA, 2nd floor)
Fairview High School hosts its third annual student photography and art exhibition at PACA featuring photography, film, drawing, painting, and ceramics by 19 advanced students. Artists and educators will discuss the artwork and process of executing this student run gallery exhibition.

• Glass Growers Gallery
10 East 5th Street
Exhibiting Lucid Dreams, Joanne Loew’s large oil and acrylic paintings on canvas, saturated in color and persistent imagery with references to nature and spirit. Artist meet and greet, wine and refreshments.

• No Dress Code Studios
1001 State Street, Suite 1224
Presenting “e” Street Styles: An Underground Fashion Exhibit featuring the Screen Printing work of No Dress Code Studios along with other contributing artists, Picturesque Salon, Todd Scalise and Iron Empire Clothing. Meet and greet with Roman Glass, featured artists, and studio owners alongside refreshments.

• Pointe Foure
2508 Peach Street
Celebrating Pointe Foure’s grand re-opening at its new dollhouse featuring Fran Schanz’s “realistic abstract” and “March Madness” paintings, locally made RLB Art Box subscription, and Angelena Velez’s small batch body care Lost Art Organics. Artist meet and greet, Steve Maynard spinning turntables, and refreshments by IC Light and Blockhouse Brewing. 10% of all sales will benefit the Erie Art Museum.

• Ralph Miller Jewelers & Gallery
28 West 8th Street
Presenting, Colors of Spring, original handmade works by talented RMJ jewelry artists Carrie Magee, Liza Magee, Sally Griffin, Janice, Paul, and Daniel Niebauer alongside Palm Beach, CA ceramic artist G. Lee Carlson, oil paintings by Diane Wenzel Pierce, and watercolors by Sally Griffin. Shop, meet and greet, refreshments.

• The Renaissance Centre
Erie Ink
1001 State Street, Suite 515
Erie Ink is a pop-up art show of Erie’s tattoo artists. The show displays the original artwork the artists create outside of their tattoo businesses. All sales benefit individual artists. Light refreshments served. Curated by Penn State Behrend Arts Administration student Caitlin Erb.

• The Renaissance Centre
The Visual Snack Shop
1001 State Street, Lobby
Showcasing the creative works (mini-sculptures, prints, coloring journals, and more) by Todd Scalise, The Visual Snack Shop by Higherglyphics makes art available, accessible, and affordable for everyone wishing to experience it. Bon appétit!

• The Renaissance Centre
1001 State Street, Suite 620
Presenting, Desvelado, “sleeplessness” works by Dana Manon Filsinger curated by Penn State Behrend student, Olivia Narciso, for her senior capstone project. Sleeplessness is captured through distorted ink portraitures, dripping oil landscapes, and a haunting clay bust. Artist meet and greet with light refreshments.

• Voodoo Brewery
101 Boston Store Place
Presenting Pennsyltucky Wabi-Sabi, a collection of barn-built bar hopper motorcycles crafted by “Hollerin’ Jer” McGinty. The viewer is challenged to discern the re-purposed wabi-sabi aesthetics of asymmetry and austerity as backyard imagineering transforms disparate components into award winning, rideable art.

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