Erie Art Museum
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Nocturnes Last Moons of the Twentieth Century
The Erie Art Museum opened a new exhibition with a reception on Friday, November 5, 1999 in the main gallery, 411 State Street. The exhibit Nocturnes Last Moons of the Twentieth Century, which runs through December 10,1999 features the art works of local artists John Vahanian and Lee Steadman. John Vahanian will display photographs taken by the light of the full moon and Lee Steadman will show his detailed watercolors of nighttime scenes. (left: Lee Steadman, Pearblossoms in Moonlight, 1997)
John Vahanian, a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design, has worked on a variety of art projects including working with glass, sculpture, and photography. Vahanian has done many commissioned works housed in corporate headquarters throughout the country. Currently, Vahanian is enjoying photography but continues to do commissioned leaded glass art projects for a variety of businesses and individuals
Steadman was schooled as an illustrator, receiving a BFA in drawing from
Edinboro University then graduating from Smithsonian Institution Graduate
School with a Scientific Illustration degree. Steadman, who owns and manages
a diary farm, resides in McKean but has taken up many opportunities to travel
and paint, capturing nature's diversity in various areas of the world. He
has painted for a variety of published books including Galapagos: Discovery
on Darwin's Islands, published by the Smithsonian Press. Steadman has
exhibited his work in many one-person and group shows throughout the tri-state
area and enjoys painting the beauty of his hometown in northwestern Pennsylvania.
(left: Lee Steadman, Christmas Eve, 1993)
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