Photo by Villy Kolesnichenko

Next Gallery Night: Friday, September 22, 2017 • 7 to 10 pm • FREE, open to the public

Unique Art Venues. Artist Meet & Greets. Live Music. Art Demos.

Come explore the city’s galleries at one of Erie’s most unique Friday-night events! The Erie Art Museum, along with other independent galleries, will open their doors after-hours for a chance to explore the city’s vibrant arts scene. Each gallery offers its own exhibitions, entertainment, refreshments and vibes.

Erie Art Museum
On view: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary, featuring Pittsburgh Glass Center artists; ANCIENT INK: Photographs by Mark Perrott, documenting the highly-decorated tribe of tattooed older Americans; and Pairing Similarities: D.W. Martin, cast bronze and aluminum sculptures that couple human anatomy with inanimate objects. The Museum is also exhibiting Tin Plated Dreams: Sculptures by William Brady, Jr., Erie Decoys: Folk Art Sculpture; and Prints that Bite, newly displayed prints from our collection by Francisco Goya, Honoré Daumier, Félix Vallotton, and Kathe Kollwitz. Artist talk by D.W. Martin at 7:15. Temporary tattoo activity all night long.

1. 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 with forms that endure the rigors of daily use and surfaces that elevate commonplace objects and enrich daily routines. Meet and greet with refreshments.

2. Artlore Studio • 3402 West Lake Road
Jason Amatangelo layers pulsing geometric shapes with bold colors inside shadow box frames 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Black Eagle Goods • 2425 Peach Street
Celebrate our screenprinting exhibit Lion’s Tooth: The Art of Andrew Sonthiemer. Artist meet and greet. Fine fixins’ from Federal Hill Smokehouse paired with fine ales.

6. 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.

7. Dafmark Dance Theater • 1033 State Street, Third Floor
Dafmark Dance Theater’s 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.

8. D’ Hopkins Denniston Gallery • 5 West 10th Street
New and exciting art from established and emerging artists including beautifully framed photography and jewelry by some of our local talent.

9. Erie Art Museum • East 5th St. between State & French
On view: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary, featuring Pittsburgh Glass Center artists; ANCIENT INK: Photographs by Mark Perrott, documenting the highly-decorated tribe of tattooed older Americans; and Pairing Similarities: D.W. Martin, cast bronze and aluminum sculptures that couple human anatomy with inanimate objects. The Museum is also exhibiting Tin Plated Dreams: Sculptures by William Brady, Jr., Erie Decoys: Folk Art Sculpture; and Prints that Bite, newly displayed prints from our collection by Francisco Goya, Honoré Daumier, Félix Vallotton, and Kathe Kollwitz. Artist talk by D.W. Martin at 7:15. Temporary tattoo activity all night long.

10. 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.

11. eyewash projects • 319 West 2nd Street
Presenting FOTO BOOTH a collection of self-portraits 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. Curated by Jessica Sutton & Larry Walczak. Artists meet & greet. Beer, wine, soda, and snacks.

12. Glass Growers Gallery • 10 East 5th Street
“The Erie Paintings” by Geoff Dunn are 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. Wine and chocolates.

13. NPAA • West Erie Plaza
The 2017 Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association’s Biennial show of diverse, cutting-edge, new work occupies two Courtyard storefronts at the newly-renovated West Erie Plaza. Artist meet and greet.

14. Pointe Foure • 2508 Peach Street
Featuring a debut of streetwear by artist and designer Jon Box with an exhibit and fashion show. Visit Mod Apothecary’s Pop Up Shop and new line of aromatherapy and natural beauty products. Watch Mod Apothecary owner Stacey Orr create custom products. Libations courtesy of Erie Brewing co. 21 and over.

15. 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.

16. Schuster Gallery at Gannon University • 700 Peach Street, 1st Floor
Cut from the Same Cloth, an exhibit from the Lake Erie Fiberarts Guild, a vibrant and exciting group of artists from New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio. Artist meet and greet. Refreshments.

17. 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.

18. 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.

19. 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.

20. V Gallery: a Creative Space in Village West Plaza • 3330 West 26th Street
The innaugural exhibit at this new creative space is Remix of LOCAL Image Makers featuring works by the region’s best photographers. Music, food and wine.

2017 Gallery Night Dates

March 10
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by Jan. 27, 2017)

May 19
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by April 3, 2017)
July 28
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by June 12, 2017)
September 22
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by August 7, 2017)
December 1
(If you would like to be a participant in this Gallery Night please contact us by October 16, 2017)

Participating in Gallery Night

Gallery Night offers promotional exposure for participating venues, reaching a large and diverse audience, and fosters excitement for the local arts scene while highlighting its many unique gallery spaces.

Any type of organization, business, or studio can participate, but all venues must show original artwork in their space on Gallery Night and be open from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Participating venues are encouraged to host programming that complements their featured artwork such as talks, artist meet & greets, demonstrations, or live entertainment as well as complimentary refreshments for visitors. Each venue pays the Erie Art Museum $85. This fee covers the expense of printing and mailing a flier to over 1200 individuals and organizations. In addition, participating venues are listed on the Museum’s website and in all press releases sent to all regional print and TV media. If you are an individual artist who would like to show your work at a Gallery Night you need to find a venue who will collaborate with you. (For information about showing your work at the Erie Art Museum go here.)

For information on Gallery Night, please email Andrea or call ph 814.459.5477.