Singer/Songwriters Lou & Peter Berryman Perform at Erie Art Museum

Erie, PA, October 23, 2008 --( The Erie Art Museum’s Contemporary Music Series presents Lou & Peter Berryman in concert at the Erie Art Museum Annex on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2008 at 8 p.m. The performance will be held in the Erie Art Museum Annex, 423 State Street, admission is free; a $10 donation is suggested. This concert is sponsored locally by Connoisseur Media.

Prior to their concert, Lou & Peter Berryman will present a free workshop on wordplay for teens and adults (in conjunction with the Erie Art Museum’s African textile exhibit Kanga & Kitenge: Cloth and culture in East Africa) on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 at 7 p.m. in the Erie Art Museum Annex, 423 State Street.

About Lou & Peter Berryman
Lou & Peter Berryman specialize in delicious wordplay, brilliant satire, and laugh-til-your-ribs-ache humor. Although not well known to the general public, the Berrymans are avidly admired in the folk music community. They have appeared on A Prairie Home Companion and NPR’s Weekend edition, and tour regularly throughout North America.

About the Erie Art Museum
The Erie Art Museum anchors downtown Erie’s cultural and economic revitalization, occupying a group of restored mid-19th century commercial buildings, including an outstanding 1839 Greek Revival Bank. It maintains an ambitious program of 15 to 18 changing exhibitions annually, embracing a wide range of subjects, both historical and contemporary and including folk art, contemporary craft, multi-disciplinary installations, community-based work, as well at traditional media.

The Erie Art Museum also holds a collection of over 6,000 objects, which includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan painting, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.

The Museum offers a wide range of education programs and artists’ services including interdisciplinary and interactive school tours and a wide variety of classes for the community. Performing arts are showcased in the 24-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composer/performers, and a popular annual two-day Blues & Jazz Festival.

The Erie Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Admission is free for members, free on Wednesdays, $4 for adults, $3 for senior citizens and students and $2 for children under 12.

For additional information on the Erie Art Museum, visit online at or call (814) 459-5477.

Tammy Roche