A Broad Palette of Talent on Display for Gallery Night
Erie Art Museum's Gallery Night program enters its 11th season.
Friday, Mar. 9
Erie's cultural milieu will celebrate another milestone as the Erie Art Museum's Gallery Night program enters its 11th season. If you're passionate about art but your budget is not quite feeling the Louvre or jonesin' for the Smithsonian, you could not draw up a more perfect evening — free viewings, complimentary refreshments, and 16 participating locations.
The Erie Art Museum (home base) will debut five new exhibits: Urban Chatter: Textile Art by Sharon Kerry-Harlan (quilts and textile collages inspired by jazz), Divine Instinct by Gary Spinosa (iconography and religious art), Faces and Places (paintings by retired Edinboro professor James McMurray), Kids as Curators (art and exhibits by local middle school students), and First Class (works by Erie Art Museum instructors and students).
419 Artifacts: Art, not cotton, is the fabric of our lives. Check out THREADS, featuring work by Deborah Sementelli, as well as other fruits of the loom. — 419 State St.
Artlore Studio: Art inspired by myths, legends, folklore and fairy tales is the story of the night here. Thankfully, this is a fairy tale where you will not be eaten, but will have something to eat, thanks to Give A Crepe. La CrepErie. — 3406 W. Lake Rd.
Attic Rehab: All the treasures of an attic without the mustiness — Jackie Quigley's Paint & Pattern features her recent watercolors and textile work on the building's ground floor. Upstairs in the Erie ClaySpace studio, view ceramic works until your eyes glaze over. —1501 State St.
Blasco Library: The Chateua de la Surrealism Gallery will be deceiving guests with open arms. Trip over (figuratively) the work of Andrew Newton, Kris Risto, Jessica Stadtmueller, Mercy Maclay, Jason Amatangelo, Eric Fargiorgio, Ken Johnson,Jennifer Christina, Mckenzie Sprague, Corey Thompson, and Dylan Vanord. — 160 E. Front St.
Ember+Forge: Warm up to a cup of joe and Corey Thompson's Primary Winter, paintings inspired by the colder months. — 401 State St.
Erie Art Gallery: Multiple mediums and multiple artists mingle for Erie Works at downtown's latest exhibit space. — 24 W. Eighth St.
Schuster Gallery at Gannon University: Eugene Rutkowski (1936-1973) was controversial in his day for his modernistic adaptations of ancient scripture. Appreciate his works in a new light at "Art of the Spirit." — 700 Peach St., First Floor
Glass Growers Gallery: Glasses more than half full with The Stimulus of Perception (photographs by Laura Gooley) and Find A Way (sculpture by Brian Pardini). — 10 E. Fifth St.
1503 Gallery at PACA: Experimentations in both sight (psychedelic art of Andrew Todd) and sound (a listening of the new onewayness release RANDOM ORACLE, a live performance by Battalion of Cloudships). — 1503 State St., 2nd Floor
1505 Gallery at PACA: Be mooved by painter Janine Utegg's oil-on-canvas collection For the Love of Farm Animals, featuring scenes fertile with pastoral charm. — 1505 State St., Second Floor
Lake Life: Heather Michel has arranged driftwood and beach glass into beautiful designs reflecting the wonders of our Great Lakes. — 3739 W. Lake Rd.
Office of Dr. Loeslein and Dr. Jamison: A healthy variety of local artists display their works while bassist Tony Grey keeps the pulse. — 2220 W. Eighth St.
Pointe Foure Vintage Boutique: Dare to Own a Life you Love with photographer Roxann Huduck's The D.O.L.L. Experience, "promoting self love and confidence through fashion and beauty."— 2508 Peach St.
Preservation Erie: Meet Erie's New Americans: A Storefront Exhibition will give viewers an opportunity to get to know Iraqi and Bosnian immigrants through their housewares, artifacts, and art. — 416 State St.
Traditions Unlimited: End your Easter egg hunt here with Pysanky & Pray, featuring beautifully decorated Ukranian Easter eggs and other religious art by Patty Merski. — 1608 W. Eighth St.
U Frame It: Guest artists Tom Ferraro and Bryan Toy take on February in Matt Lebowitz's ongoing photo show "The Year In A Life: What I Saw and What I Thought." — 731 W. Eighth St.
V Gallery: The Burchfield Penney Art Center of Buffalo loans V Gallery Artists Seen: Photographs of Artists in the 21st Century, a Project by David Moog. — 3330 W. 26th St.
— Matt Swanseger
7 to 10 p.m. // multiple locations // erieartmuseum.org/events-gallery-night