First Class
Kathleen & Bob Frenzel Gallery March 9–18, 2018

This annual exhibit celebrates Erie Art Museum instructors and their students. This year First Class highlights the work of five instructors and twenty-five students. Scenery, animals, and figures are represented in media including painting, photography, jewelry, and more. Artworks from beginning to advanced level classes are represented. Some students have been taking Museum classes for years; others are showing the product of their “first class.”

Many of our instructors have careers as artists and teachers outside of the Museum. They all bring fresh perspectives and skills to share with Museum students. Scott Rispin, instructor of various painting classes, captures the beauty and texture of light in his oil painting Drive Time 2. Lene Currie, a student who has been taking classes from Scott for years, demonstrates the color techniques she has learned in her acrylic painting HF Barr Dude Ranch in Wyoming.

Spring semester is around the corner and the goal of First Class is to inspire Museum visitors to sign up for one of our many classes or workshops. This spring the Museum is offering classes in painting, jewelry making, drawing, photography, knitting, framing, egg dying, henna, silkscreening, calligraphy, dance, and children’s classes. Register now, and next year your work can be displayed in First Class!