Families Get an Extra Dose of Creativity on Second Sundays

The Erie Art Museum kicks off a special hands-on summer program series for families the Second Sunday of every month starting June 13, 2-4 p.m.

Erie, PA, June 06, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Starting June 13, the Erie Art Museum will kick off a special hands-on summer program series for families hosted on the second Sunday of every month from 2-4 p.m. Children ages 5 and up will explore new art-making processes and learn to see through the eyes of artists. These arts & crafts-style programs are “cool enough for kids and easy enough for adults,” said Kelly Armor, Director of Education and Folk Art. This month’s theme, “What is a Museum?” will explore the concept and character of museums through art-related projects and discoveries. Future programs will take place July 11 and September 12 from 2-4 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for children/students, and free for members.

The Museum offers additional opportunities for artistic expression just for kids: First Fridays, Art Camp for Kids, Art of the Magical Forest, Photography for Kids, and Parent Child Clay among others. A complete list of classes for kids and adults is found at www.erieartmuseum.org.

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

Erie Art Museum
Carolyn Eller