Art

7 ways Erie preps for the holidays

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Although this “great lake” town is known for its summers, its winter months are not given enough hype. Just as any community-based city would, Erie gets ready for the holiday season two months early. These seven basic attributions color the city during the holidays: 1. Lights. Beyond the decorations lining the streets of downtown Erie, […]

Backstage and on-stage adventures

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1. To create the look of stained glass windows for the Schuster Theatre’s production “Lives of the Saints,” the crew and I used shower liners and paint.  2 & 3. Over fall break, I went with students from the theatre and English departments to Staunton, Va. to visit the American Shakespeare Center. We saw five […]

T is for Totem

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Totem, the university’s nationally recognized literary arts magazine, is a creative outlet for students and faculty alike. Published once a year, the magazine features original artwork, photography, poetry and prose — including fiction, creative nonfiction, plays and film scripts — by members of the Gannon community. An editorial board made up of students advised by […]

My summer in Connecticut, acting at "The O'Neill"

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This summer I had the opportunity to study at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center – often referred to as “The O’Neill” – in Waterford, Conn. I was first introduced to the O’Neill through my acting mentor and academic advisor, Paula Barrett, when I expressed an interest in finding a substantial theatre program for the following […]

S is for Schuster

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William M. Schuster, longtime patron of the arts and Gannon University, left an endowment in 1997 to benefit the arts on campus. These funds go toward the school’s theatre, gallery as well as a couple of scholarships. Schuster’s namesakes – the Schuster Art Gallery and the Schuster Theatre – provide creative outlets for students and […]

R is for “Resurrection”

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Along AJ’s Way you’ll find a series of sculptures by Frederick Franck called “Resurrection.” Franck – a painter, sculptor and author of over 30 books on Buddhism and spirituality – was native of the Netherlands and a dental surgeon by trade. His work is featured in the Museum He describes “Resurrection” as follows: “This Sign […]

Finding inspiration in New York City

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And the first word of the 2012-2013 academic year: luck. The last time you heard from me, I was desperately seeking summer employment in my hometown. To make a dull story short, I landed a job as a cashier at Staples and spent the next few months scanning carts full of back-to-school supplies. And while […]

7 ways to satisfy your inner artist

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Erie is a relatively small city, but a city all the same. And like all cities, Erie has its artsy spots – some a little off the radar or known to a select few. Here are seven ways to enjoy the local art fare: 1. Erie Art Museum. The area’s ultimate aesthetic experience, Erie Art […]