Opens October 5
Having grown up in foster care, Tyanna Buie doesn’t have a lot of family photos or mementos so she makes art to make up for the lack of physical evidence from her past. She’s literally re-creating her personal history through largescale, mixed media works.
Opens October 5
The Big Picture is a consortium of organizations (Erie Art Museum, Erie Arts & Culture, the YMCA and Tungsten Creative) motivated by the potential for public art to transform people and spaces in Erie County and enhance the quality of everyday life. The Big Picture aims to provide artists and community organizations with the resources and inspiration to create, support and sustain large-scale murals throughout the community.READ MORE
October 10, 2014 through March 30, 2015
Erie born, M.I.T. educated industrial designer and architect Wilbur Henry Adams’ (1906-1958) brief but flourishing career is the focus of an exhaustively researched overview of a collection of drawings, sketchbooks, fine art, and ephemera from Adams. Adams followed studies at Academy High School under George Ericson (Eugene Iverd) with a year at the then Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh.
This summer’s FILM series runs every wednesday May 18 through July 20th. The Women in Film program returns with a spotlight on female filmmakers. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., movie starts at 7 p.m. Admission: $5.00 College ID Night: Show your active college ID and get one free admission Go to Film Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania to purchase a ticket ahead of time or you can buy one at the door.READ MORE
Louis Dartanion Alexatos
Unlike the famous arcade carousels that were crafted by highly trained artisans, the remarkable folk art carousel in the Frenzel Gallery was created by Louis Dartanion Alexatos, a self-taught artist. Alexatos (1921-2006) spent time as a cowboy, a transient carnival worker, a charter boat captain, and a professional fencing instructor, before returning to his native Pennsylvania to set up shop in Pleasantville, near Titusville. His shop on State Street doubled as an antique store and the Alexatos studio, where he produced his folk art carvings.
Donna Nicholas Gallery
Printmakers use sharp tools to cut, etch, and gouge. They apply masks to resist and acids to bite. Is it any wonder the medium lends itself so well to social critique? Currently on display from the permanent collection are European satirical and protest prints by Francisco Goya, Honoré Daumier, Käthe Kollwitz, and Felix Vallotton.