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Learn from the Master: "Archival Framing for Artists"

Erie Art Museum's Master Framer will present a lecture during the Erie Summer Festival of the Arts.

Erie, PA, June 10, 2010 --( Joseph Allen Popp, the Master Framer at the Erie Art Museum’s Frame Shop, will be giving a lecture entitled "Framing Photography," Saturday, June 26th, 2010 from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. as part of a program called The Art of Photography that will be held at the Blasco Library during the Erie Summer Festival of the Arts.

The lecture will be focused on practical ways to help photographers understand more about proper mounting and framing materials and techniques. Popp will also discuss how to reuse materials through a standardization process of matting and mounting, and how to choose framing materials in order to save money without sacrificing preservation. Several prominent local photographers will also lecture during the event, which is free and open to the public.

As an advocate of education and preservation, Popp has served the Erie community for the past twenty years as the driving force behind the Erie Art Museum's Frame Shop. Offering museum quality framing to the public, the Frame Shop serves to preserve artwork and to educate customers about methodology and framing materials. The Frame Shop is located on 423 State Street is open Tuesday- Friday, 9-5 p.m. and Saturdays 11-5 p.m.

The Art of Photography celebrates the art form of photography from traditional film through the new dynamic field of digital cameras and the digital darkroom. The program will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 26th at the Blasco Library. All activities will be informal, open for children and adults, and admission is free. For more information, visit

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.

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Carolyn Eller

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