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2807, 2018

Tyanna Buie: Recollections

Opens October 5
Main Gallery

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.

212, 2017

American Bonsai: David Bennett’s Potted Forest

June 9 – July 15, 2018
Inner Courtyard

Falls Run Garden Steward David Bennett gathers bonsai trees from regional forests and fields and trains them in pots of his design.

2811, 2017

Ceramic Sculpture by Chuck Johnson

September 14 – December 2, 2018
Hagen Family Gallery

Chuck Johnson combines the built and biological world in precarious, allegorical, ceramic towers.

1511, 2016

Blacksmith Workshop

1511, 2016

Young at Art: Intro to Paint

2607, 2016

The Big Picture

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.

107, 2016

Styled by Adams: Streamlining America 1934 – 1958

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.

2106, 2016

FILM at the Erie Art Museum: June 29

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.

105, 2016

Carousel, c. 1960

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.

102, 2015

Prints that Bite

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.