Marking Art in the 21st Century: Art and Technology

Erie, PA, March 29, 2012 --( The Erie Art Museum, Edinboro University and the StARTup Incubator will host two arts entrepreneurs in a conversation entitled Making Art in the 21st Century, Friday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in the Erie Art Museum’s Multipurpose Room.

Tim Cynova serves as Deputy Director of Fractured Atlas, a national arts organization that provides business services to its membership of 20,000+ artists and arts groups, offering resources that foster capacity building and sustainability. Cynova will speak on services his organization offers nationally to individual artists and arts organizations.

Noah Scalin serves as creative director and owner of Another Limited Rebellion, a socially conscious graphic design & consulting company committed to creating and providing high quality design for clients while upholding strong ethical standards. He will speak about how and why he started his own “green” design firm. Scalin has also authored two books, and his work has gained international exposure in dozens of books and publications.

The event is free and open to the public. A reception and meet & greet will follow the talk.

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, café, 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.
Erie Art Museum
Carolyn Eller