Visiting curator makes her way around the Erie art scene

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Hernandez, left, speaks to Edinboro students March 26 in the Pogue student center.
Hernandez speaks at EUP

By Elizabeth Diaz/

The Erie Art Museum and the Edinboro University art department joined together to bring art curator Jo Farb Hernandez to the Erie art scene. The 92nd Annual Spring Show in the Erie Art Museum will be on display from April 25 to July 5.

Hernandez spoke to art students March 26 at Edinboro University about alternative art. Her long career allowed her to write a book, SPACES, about unusual local works of art from around the world.

Hernandez is the director of the Thompson Art Gallery and a professor in the department of art and art history at San Jose State University. She also serves as director of SPACES (Saving and Preserving Arts and Cultural Environments), a nonprofit archives documenting art environments and self-taught arts.

Hernandez curated the upcoming 92nd Annual Spring Show hosted by the Erie Art Museum. This annual show represents works from artists residing within 250 miles of Erie. Of the 289 artists from the Erie area to submit works to the show, works by only 80 artists were accepted.