Erie, PA, June 12, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Erie Art Museum kicks-off a creative weekly program for 10-14 year-olds on Tuesday, June 15. The program will be offered every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. throughout the summer months until August 17 at the Erie Art Museum.
The Museum’s education staff will guide ‘tweens and teens alike through different exhibit-inspired artistic endeavors. Director of Education and Folk Arts, Kelly Armor, calls it “the cure for the summertime blues,” and designed the program specifically for young people to inspire them about art. Free for members, $5 per student. All materials are provided.
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.