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Educators Cure Cabin Fever at Erie Art Museum


Erie, PA, January 24, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Educators from Erie County can find the cure for their cabin fever at the Erie Art Museum, 411 State Street, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2008 from 4:30-7 p.m. Educators from all disciplines and age levels can earn Act 48 credit.

“The Cabin Fever Getaway 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 investigation into the quirky and lush paintings of Patricia Bellan-Gillen’s Zoo.Logic exhibit and an exploration of jazz with the Rachel Z piano trio.

Educators in attendance also have access to free books from the Museum’s publication library.

“Just for attending, educators have exclusive access to the Erie Art Museum’s books, catalogues and other printed publications to take back to your classroom and school library,” said Armor. “We have hundreds of beautiful books ranging in subjects from Native American art to the LeapFrog! and GoFish! projects and more.”

Additionally, event sponsor Erie Federal Credit Union will be giving away special gifts to those in attendance.

Cost is $5 per person and includes a snack and light dinner. The PA Art Education Association will pay registration fees for all current members.
Registration is required by contacting Kelly Armor at (814) 459-5477 or folkart@erieartmuseum.org.

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 http://www.erieartmuseum.org/ or call (814) 459-5477.

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Erie Art Museum
Tammy Roche
814-459-5477
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www.erieartmusuem.org

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