We will have a meet and greet with many of the accepted artists. Light refreshments.

Sixteen LGBTQ artists were chosen to display works for the exhibit at Erie Art Gallery.

Mike Tkach was busy last week helping hang art at Erie Art Gallery for the inaugural LGBTQ Regional Juried Art Exhibit opening Saturday at the gallery at 24 W. Eighth St. Tkach said 16 LGBTQ artists were chosen to display one work each for the show. The chosen artwork includes painting, photography and mixed-media sculpture.

The show is hosted by the Greater Erie Alliance for Equality and members are busy cleaning and painting inside and out for the upcoming show. Tkach said some of the artists chosen are from Cleveland, Akron, Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Erie.

The show’s two jurors are Sharon Louden, artistic director of visual arts at Chautauqua Institute, and Hrag Vartanian, who co-founded the art magazine Hyperallergic.See Less