Hanging Together: Millcreek Art Faculty on View at Erie Art Museum

Erie, PA, February 14, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Hanging Together: Millcreek Art Faculty is now on view at the Erie Art Museum Frame Shop Gallery, 423 State Street through February 29, 2008. A special reception with the artists will be held Friday, Feb. 29, 2008 from 7-9 p.m.

About the Exhibition
For almost 25 years, the art faculty of the Millcreek Township School District has created collective shows of their work. They’ve been featured in exhibits at the Millcreek Education Center, Kada Gallery, Mercyhurst College’s Cummings Gallery, the Stonewall Gallery at Campbell Pottery, and at Gannon University’s Schuster Gallery.

Like their college counterparts, the Millcreek art faculty are not only committed to being high-quality educators, they are also dedicated to their development as visual artists. It is the only group of professional artists in the area, employed by a public school system, that regularly exhibits its artwork.

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 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 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.

Erie Art Museum
Tammy Roche