Artist and Illustrator Mark Weber combines his twin passions for drawing and wildlife in his new exhibition, ANIMALS, opening in the Erie Art Museum’s Ronald E. Holstein Gallery on October 27. Illustrator Mark Weber presents new drawings and paintings which, he says, demonstrate “a passion for wildlife”.
Whether using acrylic paint, marker, or graphite, drawing is always the foundation of Weber’s work. Sometimes he invites the element of chance by applying ink loosely with a brush and blowing and turning the support to manipulate the drips. This stream-of-conscious interaction with his work leads to dreamy landscapes populated by strange human and anthropomorphic animal figures. His other signature style is to pack the flattened surface with compressed stylized animals, vegetation, and abstract shapes. He then fills the space with vivid primary colors.
Weber is well known to Erie audiences through his many exhibitions and illustrations for Showcase and other local publications. He has created many designs for the Erie Art Museum Blues & Jazz Festival (most recently in 2015). This year, Weber worked with The Big Picture to create and lead an interactive mural project at the Festival, enabling participants to help create a large painting based on Weber’s design. The resulting canvas has been finished by Weber and will be installed as a permanent outdoor mural at St. Martin Center Early Learning Center in downtown Erie. The installed mural will be dedicated on October 27.
Mark Weber has worked as a fine artist and illustrator for over thirty years, creating whimsical drawings and paintings without apology. Weber’s paintings are found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States and Europe and his illustrations have been featured in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Wall Street Journal, Playboy, The Atlantic Monthly, Highlights for Children, American Eagle and the International Herald Tribune. Weber has illustrated children’s books such as, “The Pirate Princess”, “Paul Bunyan”, “Little Toot & the Lighthouse”, and “Roaring, Boring Alice” as well as over 75 young reader books for Townsend Press. Mark Weber is an Erie native who currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina.
The Cork 1794 is the perfect spot for a date night or special occasion!
Located on the southeast shore of Lake Erie, the Port of Erie has been promoting industrial, commercial, and recreational opportunities on the waters of Lake Erie since 1959.
Erie’s own local craft beer pubs are a must-visit! With 4 great locations, just pick one that’s convenient for you! A casual, family friendly dining experience with something for everyone! To view our menu, check out what’s on tap, or get to directions to our pubs, learn more now!”
You can now call in to reserve Igloo Dining at the Bayfront Grille!❄ Igloo Dining will begin November 15th and we will be offering time slots during lunch and dinner. The Igloos are perfect for any special day including Anniversaries, Birthdays, Honeymoons, and so much more. You can't get this opportunity anywhere else in Erie, PA and we are ecstatic for you to experience it!
The Creation Station is an unique arts and crafts studio where kids can create and have fun!
Book your birthday party, register for a ladies night out or stop in during open Craft days and choose a project from the project board.
Erie International Airport now offers two direct daily flights to and from Washington Dulles International Airport with connecting flights to the east coast, west coast and international destinations. Book your flight today!
Join us today! The Cove Bay-Side Restaurant & Tavern is sure to give you an unforgettable and care-free dining experience. Enjoy a nautical atmosphere with a beautiful view of Presque Isle Bay.
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Enjoy a scenic ride to North East and stop into family owned Mazza Vineyards and the historic South Shore Wine Company to sip and savor the local flavor.
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