EU’s Dietrich Wegner headlines Erie Art Museum’s main gallery

Category:  The Arts
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 11:10 PM
EU’s Dietrich Wegner headlines Erie Art Museum’s main gallery by Kimberly Firestine

On Sunday, Nov. 13, the Erie Art Museum will be hosting its monthly Second Sundays educational program from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The free program features a new exhibit on display in the museum, a tour in the gallery, and handson crafting.

Edinboro professor Dietrich Wegner is showcasing his solo exhibit, “I Think I Found It Upside Down,” through November 20, including works previously displayed at artist Banksy’s “Dismaland.”

Attendees of Second Sundays can follow a guide “to examine his large-scale sculptures, photographs, and paintings filled with playful, contradicting and thoughtprovoking images,” according to a press release from the art museum.

“Discuss the ‘Cumulous Brand’ photographs featuring babies covered with multicolored logo tattoos and learn about the artist’s inspiration, selection and process for the artwork,” stated the release. Visitors can also go to the Special Events Room to draw their own temporary tattoo design on carbon transfer paper.

The Erie Art Museum offers a variety of educational 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 25-year-old Contemporary Music Series, which represents national and international performers of serious music with an emphasis on composers and performers, and a popular, annual two-day Blues & Jazz Festival.

Along with Second Sundays is free admission to the Erie Art Museum from 1 to 5 p.m. with tours and exhibit-based art making from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Second Sundays program is supported by Erie Arts and Culture and the PA Cyber School. They also offer free admission every Wednesday, while children under 5 and members are free everyday.

The Erie Art Museum, café, and gift shop is open Tuesday through Sunday. For additional visitor information, go to erieartmuseum.org or call (814) 459-5477.

Kimberly Firestine is The Arts Editor for The Spectator and can be reached at ae.spectator@gmail.com

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