Fluidity: Recent Works by Heather Hertel on Exhibit in the Erie Art Museum’s Frame Shop

Erie, PA, August 01, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Discover the Fluidity of recent works by renowned tri-state area artist Heather Hertel, exhibiting July 30 to October 9, 2010 in the Erie Art Museum Frame Shop Gallery, 423 State Street.

Lately, Hertel has combined her experience in painting with budding passions for teaching and community service. Through examining the arts of collaboration and movement, Hertel has “tapped into discovering the energy involved with group art making,” taking her experiences with dancers and musicians on to the canvas. Fluidity exhibits the gestures used to create these two-dimensional improvisations, the works responding to rather than recording the chemistry of collaboration and interaction. Her current influences include Japanese art, Cy Twombly, Julie Mehretu, Vassily Kandinsky, the movement of Butoh and the jazz of Miles Davis.

After completing her BFA and MFA in Painting as well as her MS in Art Education, Hertel has held teaching positions at both Edinboro University and Mercyhurst College. She currently resides as Assistant Professor of Art at Slippery Rock University.

Hertel will be on hand for an artist meet and greet in the Frame Shop Gallery during the next Gallery Night, August 27, 2010 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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.

Erie Art Museum
Carolyn Eller