Objects as Color: Paintings by Malcolm Christhilf at the Erie Art Museum

. February 21, 2010

Object as Color; Paintings by Malcolm Christhilf is on view at the Erie Art Museum Frame Shop, 423 State Street, on view through April 24, 2010. A public opening reception will be held during Gallery Night on Friday, March 12, 2010 from 7-10 p.m.

About the Exhibition
Malcolm Christhilf finds exceptional beauty in the commonplace. His still life paintings transform everyday objects into remarkable things. Viewers find themselves noticing qualities – color, transparency, sparkle, luster – that they regularly and complacently ignore in the actual objects. Christhilf’s lush renderings slow us down, and make us look afresh at the world around us.

About the Artist
An associate professor of art at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Christhilf is a native of Maryland and a graduate of Towson State University. He earned MA and MFA degrees at the University of California at Berkley. In addition to his highly developed skills as a painter, he is an accomplished printmaker and a former Fellow at the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque.

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 at 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.

Category: Fine Art

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