In light of World Refugee Day, the Erie Art Museum hosts a special ‘Highmark Mid-day Art Break’ today.
The weekly summer staple was planned to honor World Refugee Day, recognizing the accomplishments of those who had to flee their homelands and start their lives over in new countries. Refugees shared their country’s art in the form of dance, song, and fashion. The rain brought the large crowd indoors and it was standing room only.
Kelly Armor, Director of Programming Erie Art Museum, tells us, “We have people who have lived in Erie for generations and we have people who have lived for maybe only a couple of months. And that we’re all able to celebrate that the cultures from around the world and that is, indeed, what makes us uniquely American.”
The Mid-day Art Break will return next Wednesday at the art museum featuring Latin-infused rock, pop, and jazz music.