Erie, PA, October 19, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- The Erie Art Museum opens An Evening Stroll: Lee Steadman at the Erie Art Museum Frame Shop Gallery, 423 State Street on Friday, Oct. 19, 2007 during Gallery Night from 7 – 10 p.m. The exhibition is open through January 14, 2008.
About the Exhibition
Local watercolorist Lee Steadman returns to the Erie Art Museum with an exhibition of new and old works in the Erie Art Museum Frame Shop Gallery. Steadman brings a masterful watercolor technique to subjects from nature, convincingly portraying atmospheric effects that evoke the cold of a winter storm, the mist after a rain, crisp fall moonlight.
The natural ease with which Steadman calls up pitch-perfect likenesses of plants and animals, times and seasons, is a result of countless hours spent in the field. He has in fact lent his observational skills to both National Geographic and the Smithsonian Institution as a field illustrator.
Steadman’s large, meticulously crafted watercolors explore the exotic, capture the familiar with crystal clarity, and evince a respect for and attention to nature that has richly rewarded his art.
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 http://www.erieartmuseum.org/ or call (814) 459-5477.