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Susan Hunter, NAH ceramics teacher, has died.

Sue Hunter - Neighborhood Art House Ceramics Teacher

The children have lost an amazing teacher. We all have lost a loving and generous colleague. We will miss her sunshine-smile!

Susan Hunter, NAH ceramics teacher for the past 8 years, passed away on Friday, April 20. This link will take you to her obituary. Please remember Sue, her husband David, her children and grandchildren in your prayers. Remember, too, the faculty and the children at the Art House.

Sue Hunter teaching at the Neighborhood Art HouseTypical Neighborhood Art House ceramics class.Susan's colleagues on gallery night.

Position Opening: Development Director

The Neighborhood Art House is seeking qualified development professionals to consider applying for a new, full-time position of Director of Development.

Download the Position Description here. If you questions about this position, contact Sister Annette Marshall at (814) 455-5508 or email

For the Birds

Tamarack Wildlife Refuge provide raptor education to Neighborhood Art House children.

Did you ever hear the hoot of an owl or watch a swooping raptor in search of prey? The children could tell you about these majestic birds after educators from Tamarack Wildlife Refuge brought their “ambassadors” to visit the Art House. These birds are not able to be released due to their severe injuries. After a demonstration of how the rodent population would expand exponentially without predators, the students met Sophia, a barred owl; Lady, a peregrine falcon; and Jasper and Willow, screech owls with different colorations.

Neighborhood Art House students learn why owls have such an amazing head movement.With guidance from a college student volunteer, the children examined the contents of an owl pellet.Susan A. Smith makes presentation to Neighborhood Art House children.Neighborhood Art House hand sewn crows

2017 Closes with a Flourish

Neighborhood Art House Open House

A lively and well-attended Open House closed out the Fall 2017 session with a flourish. Parents and siblings enjoyed the displays of student art work as they moved about the walls and tables holding paintings, prints, mosaics, and clay creations. It is always enjoyable to observe the children proudly showing off their work and explaining how it was done.

Performances by student dancers and musicians were warmly received by a very attentive audience. Do take a moment to view clips of these Open House performances by scrolling down to the Open House video below.

Hand-built clay tea pot - Neighborhood Art HouseHand-built clay tea set created at the Neighborhood Art HouseExploring polymer clay at the Neighborhood Art HouseQuilting is a favorite class at the Neighborhood Art House.


Neighborhood Art House Summer - in the manner of Chihuly

"What is that hanging in the garden?" you might ask as you drive by the Art House. Created "in the manner of Chihuly," the famous glass sculpture artist who works in huge dimensions, it is the work of the Fun With Acrylics Class. However, this sculpture is made out of plastic bottles, not glass. This class project directed by Mary Kay Geary is just one of the many examples of "upcycled art" created at the Art House this summer.

In Sue Hunter's clay classes the children used Crayola Model Magic provided through a partnership with Springhill Suites, wire recovered from...

It was a sock; now it's an elephant in Neighborhood Art House summer programVertical Gardens created by upcycling embroidery hoops and electrical wire and adding Crayola Model Magic Clay brings out the imagination!Junk Art - summer class at the Neighborhood Art HouseYoung ones making picture frames from popsicle sticks.

Inner-City Neighborhood Art House • 201 East 10th Street • Erie, PA 16503 • T: (814) 455-5508 • F: (814) 480-8942