The Erie Art Museum will host a free evening reception for Museum members and the general public on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. to mark the opening of three new exhibits throughout the Museum’s galleries.

“Outside the Center/ On the Edge” will open in the Main Floor Gallery and features art by 15 artists working in outside of Pennsylvania’s urban centers (Pittsburgh and Philadelphia). The exhibit also features work by six artists currently working in or originally from Northwestern Pennsylvania.

Another local Erie PA area artist, John Lysak will be on hand for the opening of his Annex Gallery exhibit “Duality: A Digital Dialogue.” In this exhibit, Lysak’s works involve digitally photographing or scanning images he finds in books, media, films and television, which are then cropped, distorted and layered together to re-contextualize the content. The Frame Shop Gallery show “Boundaries: Book Arts From the Traditional to the Experimental” will also have its reception on Oct. 20.

Housed in the historic 1839 Greek Revival Building in downtown Erie PA, the Erie Art Museum has been a central part of the cultural life in Northwestern Pennsylvania for over 100 years. A leader in fostering involvement of all art forms, the Museum interprets art and art history in a regional and global context.

The reception is a one night only event, but exhibits will be on display for weeks to come. The Erie Art Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Admission is free to all every Wednesday.

Dennis Weed blogs at Erie Blogs.

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