Erie Art Museum Exhibits Recent Works from the Lake Erie Fiber Arts Guild

Erie, PA, November 13, 2008 --( The Erie Art Museum exhibits recent works from the Lake Erie Fiber Arts Guild at the Erie Art Museum Frame Shop, 423 State Street, from Nov. 14, 2008 through Jan. 17, 2009. A public opening reception will be held on the Gallery Night Holiday Tour, Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 from 7-10 p.m.

About the Exhibit
The Lake Erie Fiber Arts Guild is a group of artists deriving from New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio, who focus primarily on original fiber work. Fibers used include animal, vegetable, or mineral, and natural or synthetic and the group embraces a wide variety of techniques and ideas. The group creates quilts and wall hangings that have been embroidered, woven, knitted or crocheted.

Since its founding in 1998 the group has provided an opportunity for artists working in any fiber related art form to exchange philosophies, share information about sources and resources and seek venues in which to show their work. The Guild’s primary goal is to convey to the viewing audience the unique and contemporary quality of fiber art.

The Guild has recently exhibited their work at the Cummings Gallery at Mercyhurst College in Erie, the Schuster Gallery at Gannon University and Glass Growers Gallery. Individual members have exhibited in galleries, national juried exhibits and international exhibits, and their work also is included in private and corporate collections throughout the United States.

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