My weekend was relaxing and fun; just what I needed after a busy week. I went to see the movie “Up,” and I checked out the Erie Art Museum. The movie was fantastic, and the work at the museum was beautiful.

I love movies like “Shrek” and “Finding Nemo,” but “Up” blew them all out of the water.

I want to thank Gannon’s Activities Programming Board (APB) for bringing this movie to Gannon (on the big screen) for free! They also gave everyone in attendance a box of candy; I chose grape-flavored Mike and Ikes. If it wasn’t for APB, I probably would have never watched “Up,” and I would be missing out.

The producers really took advantage of the fact that the movie was animated. An old man floats his house to South America by attaching thousands of balloons through the chimney. Overall, the movie was very artful, uplifting and hilarious.

I also went to the Erie Art Museum. Currently, they’re featuring a number of lithographs and other prints. They have a silkscreen of Andy Warhol’s “Liz,” some Matisse pieces, and many others. The museum only costs $3 for students. When I asked if I could take pictures, the clerk encouraged it.

Standing in front of an Andy Warhol piece is a rush. I smiled when I realized that the king of pop art put his soul into the work in front of me. The man was brilliant; he was on the cutting edge of art.

Now, I will leave you with a quote from Andy Warhol: “The world fascinates me.”