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Calling All Artists to the Open Stage

Erie, PA, May 09, 2011 --( The Erie Art Museum is calling all local artists to participate in Open Stage Night, Friday, June 3, 2011, 6:30-9 p.m. in the Museum’s new performance space. Any group or individual can sign up for a short set (two pieces, or eight minutes, whichever is shorter) stating at 5:30 p.m. Original work is encouraged, and visual artists can get in on the act, too, by bringing digital images on DVD or jump drive. Contact Kelly Armor at the museum or at if you have questions.

“This event is particularly aimed for emerging artists in our community who may not have opportunities to regularly engage with other artists or perform or exhibit for an audience,” said EAM’s Director of Marketing & Development, Carolyn Eller. “It’s not just for singer-songwriters, but for any creative type.”

The event is free and open to the public to participate or attend, with a suggested $5 donation. A cash beer & wine bar will be available in the lobby. For more information, visit or contact Kelly at 459-5477 or

Lyons Den Productions will be taking over the Erie Art Museum during this event to film a scene from Director John C. Lyons’ latest project, There Are No Goodbyes. All visitors of the Erie Art Museum on June 3rd are required to sign a consent form allowing Lyons Den Productions the right to use their image in the film.

There Are No Goodbyes is a fictional story about choices and finding purpose in one’s life in the context of the current sociopolitical climate of blue-collar America. Scenes for the film have already been shot in Poland, Czech Republic, and Ireland and production is currently taking place in Erie, PA.

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 and a modern, "Green," 10,500 square foot expansion. The newly expanded Museum marks the first LEED-certified building in the region, soon to be complete with a planted rooftop.

The Museum maintains an ambitious program of 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 as 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 25-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, cafe, and gift shop is open Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. For additional visitor information, visit online at or call 814-459-5477.

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Erie Art Museum
Carolyn Eller

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