Erie Art Museum Hosts Teacher Open House

Erie, PA, August 31, 2007 --( The Erie Art Museum will host its fall teacher open house on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2007 from 3:30-7 p.m. at the Erie Art Museum, 411 State Street.

“The open house is an opportunity for educators of students in grades K-12 in all disciplines to familiarize themselves with the Erie Art Museum’s tour and educational programs, meet artists, explore exhibits and earn Act 48 credit,” said Kelly Armor, Erie Art Museum education and folk art director.

Activities include an orientation highlighting the Museum’s basic programs, hands-on workshops featuring world class violinist Diane Monroe, who seamlessly blends classical, jazz and fiddle idioms and at Clayspace, the Museum’s fully equipped ceramics studio. Educators also will work with exhibits Eva Zeisel: The Shape of Life and Earth & Spirit: Contemporary Indigenous Art from Australia and New Zealand.

Cost is $5 per person and includes a light dinner. Registration is required by contacting Kelly Armor at (814) 459-5477 or

The Teacher Open House is sponsored by Erie Federal Credit Union.

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 as 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