Gallery Night: Take a Nap, Hit the Shows

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Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 2:15 PM
Gallery Night: Take a Nap, Hit the Shows by Mary Birdsong
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You may need extra stamina for this Gallery Night. Seventeen venues will hold perhaps the widest array of styles, media, and opportunities ever.

In one night, you’ll be able to immerse yourself in the dark world of the Holocaust (Gannon’s Nash Library), study objects made of turned wood (LifeWorks Erie), try your hand at a potter’s wheel (ClaySpace) or enjoy tattoo art (Urraro Gallery Artists’ Collective).

New at the Erie Art Museum is Karen Ernst’s furniture in Land, Sea, and Sky: Details from Nature. Be sure to pop next door for Art Among Friends: Inspired by Beach, Brush, & Needle at Glass Growers.

Group shows on the agenda include the Presque Isle Artists Association 26th Annual Show at the First Niagara Bank’s Conference Center and the Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association’s Biennial in Under the Clock at the Boston Store.

Fine craft jewelry and more will be found at Ralph Miller and Lighthouse Jewelers, and while you’re heading west, stop in at Kada Gallery for recent paintings by Lee Steadman. Back downtown, D’Hopkins Denniston Gallery will present new works by Herman Weber.

One new venue, Radius Gallery in the Renaissance Centre, will feature Muses, recent work by Ian Thiry. Tucked away at the Secret Squirrel is photography by Joshua Arlington and clay sculptures by LisaMarie Adams. And the unlikely venue of the Crime Victim Center will host works created for the Mid-Day Dance Break, all based on the theme of empowerment.

One of the evening’s highlights is an exhibit at PACA by the underground street artist known as Reizen. Filled with satire and political commentary, Reizen’s work can be seen throughout Erie. Will the artist be on hand for a meet-and-greet?

Take a nap, plan ahead, and stick to your schedule if you want to see it all. — Mary Birdsong

7 to 10 p.m. // Free Admission // Various locations // erieartmuseum.org/events/gallerynight

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