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Cummings Gallery

Annual show features works by Mercyhurst art faculty members Daniel Burke, Tom Hubert, Gary Cardot, Jodi Staniunas Hopper, Mary Elizabeth Meier, Deborah John, Jamie Borowicz, and Patricia Tomczak-Czulewicz, as well as guest alumnus David Schroeck '00. The exhibit will be open Aug. 21-Sept. 28, with a reception for the artists on Thursday, Sept. 18, from 5 to 7 p.m. Cummings Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 2-5 p.m.
For more information, call (814) 824-2092

Inspired by the Frank Lloyd Wright quote “architecture is frozen music,” William Close creates musical installations that use the architecture as part of the instrument – most notably the Earth Harp, the world’s largest string instrument, which Close invented in 1999. The body of the Earth Harp rests on the stage and the strings attach to the balcony of the PAC, turning the theater into an instrument and allowing audience members to look up as the music and architecture collide above them.

William Close and The Earth Harp Collective
Anais Mitchell

Anaïs Mitchell is first and foremost a storyteller. As a Vermont- and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter, Mitchell recorded for Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. She’s touring with friend and collaborator Jefferson Hamer in support of Child Ballads, a co-arranged collection of traditional Celtic and British Isles ballads. Sponsored by the Mercyhurst Institute for Arts and Culture, her performance takes place at the Erie Art Museum.