Erie, PA, May 20, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Grab your lunch, your colleagues, and your friends and take a Mid-Day Art Break Wednesdays at the Erie Art Museum, June 2 - August 25. Museum staff will lead free gallery tours at 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m., or explore the exhibitions on your own. Local musicians perform right on the steps of the Museum starting at noon.
You deserve a break. Spend your Wednesday lunch hour at the Museum all summer long. Galleries are open for Free all day every Wednesday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mid-Day Art Break is sponsored by ArtsErie, Erie Insurance Group, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Iadeluca Chiropractic Center, WJET-TV and is supported by Connoisseur Media.
Live Music Schedule:
June 2 Matthew J. Thompson- Melodramatic acoustic pop-rock
June 9 Katie Chriest and Abby Badach—folksy Americana duets
June 16 Sam Hyman – Classic pop & blues
June 23 Mambo Latin Jazz
June 30 Matt Texter - Americana/Folk
July 7 Paul Eisert – Acoustic folk rock & lyrical
July 14 Two Heliotropes – Original songs & reimagined classics
July 21 Chelcie Gette, & Friends—modern pop
July 28 Steve Trohoske’s 3bop—Jazz & soul
Aug. 4 Hal Walker – Family performance & workshop
Aug. 11 Tommy Link—Folk & acoustic pop
Aug. 18 [No performance—but galleries open]
Aug. 25 G2, featuring Lindsay Vendetti—modern pop & jazz
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 http://www.erieartmuseum.org/ or call (814) 459-5477.