One Night, Five Galleries

Local art galleries host Gallery Night.

Erie, PA, January 18, 2007 --( Exhibition opening receptions at the Erie Art Museum, Kada Gallery, Urraro Gallery, Glass Growers Gallery and Mercyhurst College’s Cummings Art Gallery are planned for Gallery Night, a new collaboration among local art galleries, on Friday, Jan. 19, 2007 from 8-10 p.m.

“The galleries are working together to coordinate our exhibition openings and promoting them as an evening of art. Each gallery will display works in various media, as well as offer interaction with gallery staff and sometimes, the artists themselves,” said John Vanco, director of the Erie Art Museum.

Gallery Night was organized by the Erie Art Museum. Exhibitions on view during Gallery Night are:

Erie Art Museum, 411 State Street
Artists of the Commonwealth
Objects Are Larger than They Appear: Recent Works by Ian Short
Eva Zeisel: The Shape of Life
Recent works by John Lysak

Kada Gallery, 2632 West Eighth Street
Works by Local, National and International Artists

Urraro Gallery, 2416 Peach Street
Works by Jeremy Beightol and Ashley Reitz

Glass Growers Gallery, 10 East Fifth Street
Ether & Ethos: Paintings by Jack Coville

Mercyhurst Cummings Art Gallery, 501 East 38th Street
Thomas Paquette: Gouache Paintings

The mission of the Erie Art Museum is to maintain an institution of excellence dedicated to the advancement and promotion of the visual arts by developing and maintaining a quality art collection, encouraging art in all its forms, by fostering lifelong art learning and by building community among artists, art students and the public.

The Erie Art Museum offers an ambitious, year-round schedule of exhibits, performances, classes, workshops, lectures and more. The Erie Art Museum holds a $10 million permanent collection of 5,600 cultural objects that includes significant works in American ceramics, Tibetan paintings, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and a variety of other categories.

The Erie Art Museum is located a 411 State Street in downtown Erie, Pa. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 1-5 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. One-year memberships to the Erie Art Museum are $15 for students and senior citizens, $35 for individuals, and $65 for families. Guided group tours for adults or students are available for all major exhibitions.

For additional information on the Erie Art Museum, call (814) 459-5477 or visit online at

Contact: Tammy Roche (814) 459-5477 or

Erie Art Museum
Tammy Roche