Gallery Night: Friday, July 28, 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: Opening 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. Glass bead demo by Barbara Yerace from 7 – 9 p.m., artist talk by Mark Perrott at 7:30 p.m., and $5 Romolo’s Chocolate art pairing tour at 8:15 p.m.
1.) Artlore Studio • 3402 West Lake Road
Recently accepted NPAA artist Jessica Stadtmueller debuts mixed-media figural sculptures and drawings in two series entitled From Ashes and Familiars. Experience sculpted art dolls on reclaimed wood with vintage textiles and pastel drawings reflecting on the human-animal spiritual connection. Live music by Jon Nolan.

2.) Bayfront Gallery • 17 East Dobbins Landing
Celebrate summer on the Bayfront with legendary watercolorist Wilda Sundberg’s nature studies, Presque Isle scenes, and florals. This show also includes vintage pieces by her husband, the late Carl Sundberg. The Sundbergs founded the Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association. Wine, cheese, and artist meet and greet.

3.) Beachcomber Gallery • 3445 West 12th Street
Featuring Beachcomber’s new Essential Beach Jewelry line utilizing natural essential oils by artist and storeowner Denise Walker; and an exciting collaboration by jewelry mechanic extraordinaire Guy Morelli and Designs by Denise. Guy Morelli will have his very own Custom Creations on display. Artist lecture, catered foods and wine.

4.) Black Eagle Goods • 2425 Peach Street
Presenting Roxann Hudock and her dark twilight styling photography. Meet and greet with the artist, vinyl musical ambience by Stephen Maynard, Lavery’s brewing samples, and a fresh taco bar with Federal Hill Smokehouse pulled pork.

5.) Brew Ha Ha at the Colony • 2612 West 8th Street
Exhibiting a variety of local artists, this evening is also the official launch party of artErie, LLC., a pop-up gallery planning company with the goal of connecting local artists with opportunities to show work. Artist meet and greet, free coffee, hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails available.

6.) CIVITAS Erie • 32 West 8th Street (Suites 601, 605)
Review “Connected City” plans by ErieCPR to transform the McBride Viaduct Bridge into an acclaimed regional destination while saving money, creating jobs ad preserving the Viaduct’s function as a safe pedestrian and bike artery. Presentation at 7:00pm followed by Viaduct-inspired-Haiku organized by Poet’s Hall. Iced beverages served.

7.) Community Gallery: First Presbysterian Church of the Covenant • 250 West 7th Street
Presenting Art of Sewing, a collection of quilts and quilted wall hangings by JoAnn Peters, First Covenant is pleased to share this new downtown exhibit space at Gallery Night for the first time. Artist meet and greet and light refreshments served.

8.) Erie ClaySpace Studio • 1505 State Street, (PACA 3rd floor)
Featuring original handmade ceramics by members of the Erie ClaySpace Artists Association as well as demonstrations of wheel-thrown and hand-built techniques. Tour the ClaySpace studio, meet the artists, and try your hand at throwing a pot on the wheel! Refreshments served.

9.) 319W2 Project Space • eyewash projects – 319 West 2nd Street
ALL-STAR BREAK by Paul Kuhrman presents a hybrid of visual art and baseball featuring a painted altar and dozens of “defaced” baseball cards in his chapel to baseball. Kuhrman’s pop surrealist art often appears in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, and High Times magazine. Refreshments served.

10.) Glass Growers Gallery • 10 East 5th Street/ John Vanco Way
Showcasing AFFINITY: Recent Works by Susan Stone & Jack Stone. Diverse styles and techniques come together through similarity of characteristics, suggesting a relationship between nature and languages. Fiber art and digital compositions merge to form a harmony of textures, color, shapes, and patterns. Meet the artists. Refreshments served.

11.) PACA 1505 State Street • Ground Floor
Gathered by curator and new contributing artist Alexa D. Potter, The Object Doesn’t Always Speak for Itself – Five Artists on Found Objects is a selection of readymade works from David Seitzinger, Fran Schanz, Abigail Adams Greenway and Brian Pardini that explore natural found objects and the byproducts of material culture.

12.) PACA 1505 State Street • 2nd Floor
Painter and Erie native Jamie Pirello returns to exhibit new mixed media and oil works. This exhibition includes 10-15 large and 15-20 smaller works, representing several series and mediums. Artwork on paper by Erie artist Richard Sadlier (1949-2017) will be on exhibit and available for purchase.

13.) Presque Isle Artists Association • 801 State Street
Presenting Once Upon an Erie Summer at the Key Bank Community Room on 8th and State Street, entrance under the awning on East 8th. Our members will show artwork emphasizing summer in Erie through many mediums. Artists meet and greet and light refreshments.

14.) Pointe Foure • 2508 Peach Street
Premiering local photographer Jake Swan’s black and white, film, and digital photography from a recent collection and his archives. Acoustic guitar by Mosbius and an exclusive limited run of The Box Streetware’s Ode to Women’s Empowerment vintage street fashion. Artist meet and greet. Refreshments sponsored by The Box Streetware.

15.) Mercyhurst University Cummings Gallery • 501 East 38th Street
Erie County Art Teachers Exhibition, exhibiting the diversity and talent of artist/teachers across Erie County. Participants from a wide range of schools are exhibiting works in all media including photography, ceramics, painting, drawing, and mixed media.

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.