William Wegman to lecture on campus

Category:  The Arts
Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 6:31 PM
William Wegman to lecture on campus by Kimberly Firestine

Famed videographer and photographer William Wegman is set to also host a lecture at Edinboro University in Louis C. Cole Auditorium on April 6 at 6:30 p.m.

Wegman will also take part in the jury for the Erie Art Museums 94th Annual Spring Show, opening April 23 until July 9. According to a release from the museum, Wegman was selected from a list of artists and invited to EU by the art department.

“He’s just immersed in the art world — and is also accessible to non-artists and dog lovers,” said EU art professor Karen Ernst in the release. “I’m hoping his multimedia background will be good for the EU Art Department.”

Director of the Erie Art Museum John Vanco said, “He is exposed to a lot of art and dabbles with many different expressions. Anyone who has posted a cat video on YouTube is following in his footsteps.”

The lecture — open to the public — is considered by Vanco to be an important part of the Spring Show at the museum because “it brings people together.”

Artists interested in submitting works to the Spring Show can do so at the Erie Art Museum Custom House, open weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. until March 31.

Those who live outside the area may submit through mail to Erie Art Museum Frame Shop, 423 State St., Erie, Pa. 16501. Artists will be notified of acceptance or rejection through mail following the end of judging.

Members of the Erie Art Museum and artists may attend a reception and private preview on April 22 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Information and entry forms can be found at erieartmuseum.org or by calling (814) 459-5477.

Kimberly Firestine can be reached at ae.spectator@gmail.com 

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