Exhibit Some Enthusiasm for Latest Gallery Night
Erie Art Museum supports local artists with Gallery Night
Friday, Feb. 28
There really is no more effective, or more excellent, way to get a feel for what Erie's ever-burgeoning arts scene is about than to go out in the city and into its plentiful local galleries and other art spaces.
That's what the Erie Art Museum-hosted Gallery Nights are all about. That, and hearing local music, catching cool happenings with friends, food, drinks, and supporting those artists by buying a thing or two from the places that support their work (and the artists whose work supports those places).
It's been a win-win-win every time around, and February's Gallery Night should be no different.
Here's a little bit of what's happening, and where:
Erie Art Museum (20 E. Fifth St.): Paul by Chuck Close — on loan from the Philadelphia Museum of Art — is still in Erie, but this may be your last chance to see it. Also, work by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Brett Kern, Chuck Johnson, Ashley Pastore, Brian Pardini and Bill Brady is on display. Beyond that, there's the Charles Brown Experience and $2 beers.
Sammi's Heartfelt Treasures (25 W. Ninth St.): Works by Ukrainian-born artist Olga Kurbanova are on display.
Erie's historic Masonic Temple Building (32 W. Eighth St.): Tour the grand 109-year-old Temple building, a work of art in itself that now houses the Erie Art Gallery as well as several local artists' works.
Sparrow Gallery (1835 W. 26th St.): It's Sparrow's first Gallery Night, and they'll be hosting the intricate works of artist and Sparrow founder Christine Salva (and Salva herself).
Keller Williams Realty (2564 Village Common Drive): The Bobbi Strong Team is sponsoring the Female Artists of Erie exhibit, featuring the painting, jewelry, photography and other works of several local artists.
The Oasis Market (914 State St.): Live music from Annalise Vaughn, Erika Kuhn, Elle Taylor, and Corey Cook with the LifeThruMusic band and the works of several local artists are on display as Oasis celebrates its first anniversary.
Robertson Kitchens (2630 W. 12th St.): Earthworthy — an exhibit featuring original works from several local artists including Brian Pardini, Amy Hahn, Brad Lethaby, Mike Engro, Ellen Anon, Belinda Rogers and Candy Felege — is on display amid all kinds of luxurious wood – and stone-work.
Hagen History Center (356 W. Sixth St.): Another work of art in itself and home to the Griswold Gallery, the restored historic mansion is currently showing works by artist Eugene Iverd, as well as exhibits themed on "Women's Suffrage," "Ethnic Erie," manufacturing, recreation, and the Civil War. Claire Stuczynski is performing, too. — Ryan Smith
7 p.m. to 10 p.m. // Various locations // For complete listing and description of participants, visit erieartmuseum.org/events-gallery-night