419 Artifacts • 419 State Street
Join us for the opening of THREADS featuring work by Deborah Sementelli. Also on view is a curated collection of decorative and utilitarian fabrics dating from 1850 to today including rugs, tapestries, silks, linens, and unique vintage clothing for sale. A portion of all proceeds directly benefits the Erie Art Museum. Adult refreshments served. Enter at 419 State or through the museum.
Attic Rehab • 1501-1505 State Street
Attic Rehab on the ground floor, features guest artist Jackie Quigley’s Paint & Pattern, a collection of recent watercolor artwork and textiles. Erie ClaySpace, on the 3rd floor, features demos and ceramics by Erie ClaySpace Artists Association members. Try your hand at throwing a pot on the wheel! Refreshments served in both venues.
Chateau de la Surrealism • 160 East Front Street (Blasco Library)
Chateau de la Surrealism is an exhibition of local surrealist art sponsored by the Erie Regional Library Foundation at the Blasco Library. Exhibiting artists include Andrew Newton, Kris Risto, Jessica Stadtmueller, Mercedes Maclay, Jason Amatangelo, Eric Fargiorgio, Ken Johnson, Jennifer Christina, McKenzie Sprague, Corey Thompson, and Dylan Vanord.
Ember+Forge • 401 State Street
Featuring Primary Winter, works by local painter Corey Thompson interpreting the cold months and the emotions they evoke. Artist meet & greet, cupcake samples from McGreevey Cake Company, and vinyl tunes spun by Steve Maynard.
Erie Works at Erie Art Gallery • 24 West 8th Street
Erie Art Gallery is a new exhibit space helping to activate the downtown. Our current exhibit, Erie Works, features art by many local artists in multiple mediums. Refreshments provided.
Gannon – Schuster Gallery • 700 Peach Street, First Floor
Gannon University is proud to present a retrospective exhibit, “Art for the Spirit,” featuring the artwork of Eugene N. Rutkowski (1936-1973). The modernistic art provides a new look at ancient scripture using aluminum, bronze, steel, clay, stained glass, wood and oils. Controversial nearly a half century ago, Rutkowski’s sculptures and paintings continue to simply and provocatively portray the timeless scriptural messages of hope, love and faith.
Glass Growers Gallery • 10 East 5th Street
The Stimulus of Perception, photographs by Laura Gooley, and Find a Way, sculpture by Brian Pardini. Meet the artists. Refreshments served. Sign up for our Spring Giveaway.
Janine Utegg’s Art • 1505 State Street (located at PACA, Second Floor)
Featuring Janine Utegg’s first solo exhibition, For the Love of Farm Animals, a heartwarming collection of oils on canvas of cows, pigs, sheep, goats, and horses. Janine is a bold colorist who works in a painterly, loose style. Janine captures her lifelong experience of regional farms and fairs by documenting animals, particularly mothers and babies, in natural settings. She hopes her paintings spark happy memories of childhood! Artist meet & greet, live entertainment, refreshments served.
Lake Life • 3739 West Lake Road
Heather Michel’s work is inspired by the natural beauty of our Great Lakes. She uses driftwood, beach glass, and various designs to capture her love of all the treasures that the freshwater coast has to offer. Artist meet and greet. Refreshments provided.
Office of Dr. Loeslein and Dr. Jamison • 2220 West 8th Street
An exhibit of local artists including Tom Ferraro, Adele Larsen, Chuck Benson, Will Baldauf, Linda Daugherty, Olga Kurbanova, Linda Stonestreet, Jamie Borowicz, Lena Logvina, and Bryan Toy. Live music by Tony Grey, light refreshments available.
Pointe Foure Vintage Boutique • 2508 Peach Street
The D.O.L.L. Experience (Dare to Own a Life you Love) is a powerful photography series by Roxann Huduck promoting self love and confidence through fashion and beauty. The D.O.L.L. Experience is the brainchild of Pointe Foure owner, Emily George, and the photoshoot make-up artist was Erin Simons. Artist meet & greet. Brews and tapas served.Sponsored by Erie Brewing Company.
Preservation Erie • 416 State Street
Celebrating Meet Erie’s New Americans: A Storefront Exhibition is a partnership between Preservation Erie and the Erie Art Museum in the former Army Surplus Store. This retail window has been transformed into a display of housewares, art, and artifacts from Iraqis and Bosnians who now call Erie home. Meet the volunteers, designers, and collectors and taste Iraqi and Bosnian delicacies from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Traditions Unlimited • 1608 West 8th Street
Featuring Pysanky & Pray, an exhibit of traditional Ukrainian wax resist Easter Eggs by hometown artist Patty Merski. Merski, a 40-year veteran to the trade, will also show her unique rosaries and jewelry hand-created with vintage beads, crystals, gemstones and religious artifacts. Artist meet & greet and live Pysanky demonstration.
U Frame It • 731 West 8th Street
U Frame It represents Matt Lebowitz’s continuing photo show “The Year in A Life: What I Saw and What I Thought” featuring guest artists Tom Ferraro and Bryan Toy presenting their take on February. 3Bs Food Truck and local beer for sale; after party until 11p.m.
V Gallery • 3330 West 26th Street
Artists Seen: Photographs of Artists in the 21st Century, a Project by David Moog is an exhibit on loan from the Burchfield Penney Art Center of Buffalo. It is a collection of David Moog’s black and white portraits of working artists in Western New York documenting painters, printmakers, sculptors, craftspeople, performance artists, musicians, curators and gallery owners. Artist meet & greet.
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