The Erie Art Museum Hosts an Evening of Argentinean Tango

Erie, PA, July 08, 2007 --( The Erie Art Museum will host Argentenian Tango Extraordinaire 2007 on Friday, July 20 from 6:30 p.m. –11 p.m. at the Erie Art Museum Main Gallery, 411 State Street and the Museum’s Annex, 423 State Street. This event is free and open to the public.

Beginning at 6:30 p.m., participants will tour the Museum with Museum Director John Vanco.

Following the tour, participants can take part in the Milonga (dance party) and Tango lesson given in beginner and intermediate levels. Lessons will be given by internationally recognized Tango instructor, Sergio, back from Argentina, Tim (AKA Timmy Tango), Joanne Pogos from Cleveland’s Algeria’s and Tony Sala. The disc jockey for the evening will be Jim Kosco. Dress for the Tango is leather bottom shoes and loose clothing. There is no charge for the Tango lesson or Milonga.

Reservations are required by calling Crystal Bowe at 814-459-5477. This free director’s tour, Tango lesson, and dance are open to the general public , adult singles and couples. A 50/50 drawing will take place during the evening for free Tango lessons; all proceeds benefit the Erie Art Museum

This event is hosted by Erie Art Museum Board Member John Wroblewski and his wife Renee.

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.

Erie Art Museum
Tammy Roche