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Erie Art Museum Opens Gregory Anderson: Works from an Unacceptable Portfolio

Erie,, PA, May 11, 2007 --( The Erie Art Museum opens Gregory Anderson: Works from an Unacceptable Portfolio in the Erie Art Museum Frame Shop Gallery, 423 State Street on Friday, May 11.

Anderson’s vibrant works meld imagination and observation. His brightly colored highly imaginative acrylic paintings radiate an exuberance for life. Paintings in this show present a refreshing worldview, allowing the viewer to glimpse into a remarkable imagination.

Anderson, a self-taught artist, is a graduate of McDowell High School who lives and works in Erie. A lifelong artist, Anderson began drawing and painting in early childhood. Anderson draws on a wide range of interests as inspiration for his art including music, film, literature, nature and people.

An opening reception for this exhibition is scheduled for Friday, June 29, 7-10 p.m. The exhibition is on view until July 31.

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 5,500 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.

Contact: Tammy Roche (814) 459-5477

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