New 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, September 22 from 7 until 10 p.m. A city-wide gallery crawl through 20 local, independent art galleries and the Museum, invites visitors to get up close and personal with art and artists. This evening sets an all-time record for a number of participating locations, some of them brand new venues. Each
gallery offers a different experience, from artist meet & greets to beer samplings to live dance, and visual art, featuring local, regional, and national artists. Admission is free to the public at all sites.
The Erie Art Museum presents exhibits: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary, featuring Pittsburgh Glass Center artists; ANCIENT INK: Photography by Mark Perrott, documenting the well-decorated tribe of tattooed older Americans; Tin Plated Dreams: Sculptures by William Brady, Jr.; Erie Decoys: Folk Art Sculpture; Prints that Bite, newly displayed prints from our collection by Francisco Goya, Honoré Daumier, Félix Vallotton, and Käthe Kollwitz and Pairing
Similarities: D.W. Martin, a series of sculptures in cast bronze and aluminum that couple parts of the human anatomy with inanimate objects. There will be an artist talk by D.W. Martin at 7:15 p.m., and a temporary tattoo activity all evening long.
• Allen Stoneware
2602 West 8th Street
Caelin McDaniel recently earned her her BFA in ceramics from Edinboro. This local artist produces wheel thrown, functional pottery with a minimalist flair. Her goal is to create simple, utilitarian pots whose forms will endure the rigors of daily use but whose surfaces will elevate commonplace objects and enrich daily routine. Meet and greet with refreshments.
• Artlore Studio
3402 West Lake Road
Jason Amatangelo layers pulsing geometric shapes with bold colors inside a shadow box frame and calls these works “Analog 3-D”. These works glow giving the illusion they are plugged in. Also on view are multi media works by Lena Logvina specifically responding to Amantangelo’s shadow boxes and her new line of beautiful jewelry made from recycled guitar strings from local musicians. Live acoustics by Eric Brewer. Atacolypse Food Truck serving until 9 p.m.
• Bargains by the Bay
1835 West 26th Street
Erie’s newest gift shop and gallery exhibits a variety of local artists. Meet and greet photographers R.J. Bednez, and Laura Gooley and painter Brian Payne. Hors d’oeuvres by Summer House Café with pairings by Erie Beer and Luminary Distilling. Music by Custom Audio.
• Bayfront Gallery
17 East Dobbins Landing
Come celebrate the kick-off of our final week of 2017 featuring “Wilda II”, the held over watercolor show of the legendary Wilda Sundberg as well as new works by over 30 regional artists. Wine, cheese, and sunset provided.
• Black Eagle Goods
2425 Peach Street
Celebrate our screen printing exhibit Lion’s Tooth: The art of Andrew Sonthiemer. Artist meet and greet. Fine fixins’ from Federal Hill Smokehouse paired with fine ales.
• Crime Victim Center
125 West 18th Street
View works created during Mid-Day Dance Break, the fourth year the CVC and Jennifer Dennehy have collaborated to offer live dancing and visual art creation in Perry Square. The exhibit and sale includes art by Kris Risto, Ehren Knapp, Barbara Crone, Brad Lethaby, Brad Ford, Bryan Toy and Thomas Ferraro. Wine and cheese.
• Dafmark Dance Theater
1033 State Street, Third Floor
Art in Motion! showcases live music, dance, and works from five visual artists: Brandon Borgia, Marsha Cisek, Jill Rouke, Lee Steadman, and Barb Hauck. Weaving loom demo by Hauck. Refreshments.
• D’Hopkins Denniston Gallery Fine Art
5 West 10th Street, 1st & 2nd floors
New and exciting art from both established and emerging artists including beautifully framed photography and jewelry by some of our local talent.
• Erie ClaySpace Studio
1505 State Street, (PACA 3rd floor)
Featuring original handmade ceramics by members of the Erie ClaySpace Artists Association and wheel throwing and hand-building demos. Tour the studio, meet the artists, and try throwing a pot on the wheel! Refreshments.
• eyewash projects
319 West 2nd Street
Presenting FOTO BOOTH, a collection of art by 20 photographers. This exhibition reflects on the phenomenon of “selfies” with altered portraits focusing on psychological states of mind that transcend literal photographic representation. Artist meet and greet. Beer, wine, soda, and snacks.
• Glass Growers Gallery
10 East 5th Street/ John Vanco Way
The Erie Paintings by Geoff Dunn inspired by his observation of nature and its transience. Waterscapes in Glass by Barbara Yerace, explores and translates aerial images of beautiful and vulnerable Lake Erie, one of our greatest resources. Artist meet and greet. Refreshments.
West Erie Plaza
The 2017 Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association Biennial show of diverse, cutting edge, new work occupies two Courtyard storefronts at the newly renovated West Erie Plaza. Artist meet and greet.
• Pointe Foure Vintage Boutique
2508 Peach Street
Featuring a debut of streetwear by artist and designer Jon Box with an exhibit and fashion show. Watch Mod Apothecary owner Stacey Orr create custom products and introduce her new line of aromatherapy and natural beauty products. Libations provided courtesy of Erie Brewing Co. 21+ over.
• Presque Isle Gallery & Gifts
301 Peninsula Drive
Presenting paintings by Narayan Plasha, a self-taught artist and Erie native who seeks to engage awareness, soften distinctions, and form a channel between nature and an intuitive inner-vision. Explore unique local and regional artwork. Light hors d’oeuvres and local refreshments.
• Schuster Gallery at Gannon University
700 Peach Street, 1st Floor
Cut from the Same Cloth, an exhibit from the Lake Erie Fiber Arts Guild, a vibrant and exciting group of artists from New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Artist meet and greet. Refreshments.
• SOVEREIGN Ballet
2539 West 12th Street
A Tribute to the Greats is a performance art exhibit celebrating influential choreographers and dancers. Turning their bodies into sculptures, dancers on pedestals present iconic poses from renowned ballets and legendary dancers.
• Traditions Unlimited
1608 West 8th Street
The Art of Aging, a show coordinated through the Erie County Area Agency on Aging by Ray Maholtz includes acrylics, photography, ceramics, oils and mixed media created by local artists 55 years or older including Carolyn Career, Fred Corle, Jane Davis, John Griffith, Mary Pat Haven, Ray Maholtz, Ron McCorkle, Eric Miller, Joann Nagle, Ann Starocci, Mo Tannenbaum and Karen Whipple. Artist meet and greet. Refreshments.
• U Frame It & The Poster Annex
731 West 8th Street
The Year in A Life: What I Saw and What I Thought, is an optimistic installation of 12 panels, one per month, that depict Matt Lebowitz’s travels and philosophies for the past year. Artist meet and greet. Refreshments.
• V gallery: a Creative Space in Village West Plaza
3330 West 26th Street
The inaugural exhibit at this new creative space is Remix of LOCAL Image Makers featuring works by the region’s best photographers. Music, food, and wine.