Laura Domencic, Executive Director of the Erie Art Museum, will discuss the role of museums in our community. She will also share new initiatives to make the museum's collection more accessible, and collaborations to enrich the community's experience of art.
Covid-19 policies will be in effect throughout programming, please review the JES Covid-19 policy here. Patrons will need to show their vaccination cards or proof of a negative test. While Erie County remains on alert, masks will be required. Advanced registration is required for all JES events. Tickets will not be sold at or during events. Community Discussion Lunch 'n' Learn programs are $10/person for admission + a brown bag lunch, and $5/person for admission without a lunch. All JES programming is free to all Erie County students with advanced registration and proof of enrollment at event check-in. To register with the student discount, use the coupon code "eriecountystudents" and make sure to bring proof of enrollment to the programs you register for. Payments must be made at registration. Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover accepted. Cash payments are no longer accepted by the Jefferson.
Laura Domencic, M.F.A. is an artist, curator, writer, and educator based in Erie, PA. She is the Executive Director of the Erie Art Museum and a lead partner and curator with The Documentary Works, a group that produces photo documentary exhibits on social and environmental justice. Before her recent appointment to the Museum, she has worked as an independent arts consultant leading successful fundraising efforts for a variety of institutional and individual clients. For the past three years, she has also directed an artist residency program in Ambialet, France. Previously, Domencic served for 11 years as Director of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (PCA). She managed operations of the PCA campus in Mellon Park, developing, curating, and shepherding a full calendar of exhibitions and building community arts programming. Domencic received her M.F.A. from Lesley University in Cambridge, M.A., and her B.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. She is currently an adjunct professor at Gannon University. She recently organized and exhibited An Unpredictable Time & Place at MassMOCA in North Adams, MA as part of her group thesis exhibition. She will be exhibiting in the A.P. E. Gallery’s Flat File program in Northampton, MA in 2022.