The Cyanotype process turns 175 years-old this year! To celebrate this historic photography process, the Williamsport Community Darkroom hosted a workshop in the Pajama Factory Courtyard, led and instructed by Ralph Wilson. This kid-friendly event had a great turn out and produced some truly wonderful images.Comments Off on A perfect day for Cyanotypes!
“There are parts of our lives that we only allow a glimpse of to others. These glimpses cast a shadow of our well-being.”
Lovely feature in the Williamsport Sun Gazette on Ralph Wilson’s latest project ‘Mind Shadows’ currently on display at the Lycoming College Art Gallery. Ralph is the Director of Factory Works Gallery and the Williamsport Community Darkroom here at the Pajama Factory. There is an artist reception and talk June 2nd, 5-9pm.
Be sure to see this haunting and intriguing exhibit on display though July 22nd. You may even catch a glimpse of some of our very own tenants.
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‘Mind Shadows’: a photographic exhibit at Lycoming College Art Gallery
Just as the body creates a shadow in bright sunshine, so can the mind create a shadow of the self. These shadows of the mind are the topic of exploration for photographer Ralph Wilson’s upcoming exhibit at the Lycoming College Art Gallery. “Mind Shadows” runs through July 22.
Wilson is currently the director of the Factory Works Gallery and the Williamsport Community Darkroom at the Pajama Factory, where he teaches black and white film photography and historic processes.
Great article in the Showcase Section of the Williamsport Sun Gazette today, about our annual Springfest. We hope you will join us this Saturday, May 6th from 12-5pm for this fun, family-friendly event. With artists opening their studios and teaching classes, gardening workshops, face painting, and activies and games, Springfest is sure to have something for everyone.
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‘Going green’ with Springfest at the Pajama Factory
Spring is in the air at Williamsport’s Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., as the creative community comes together to present their annual Springfest from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. A day when artists open their studios, teach classes and workshops, paint faces, and play games, Springfest is sure to have something for everyone.
“It’s a story they tell in the border country, where Massachusetts joins Vermont and New Hampshire.”*
Hailed as an instant classic when published in the The Saturday Evening Post in 1936, “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benét stands in the front ranks of great American short stories. A hard-luck New Hampshire farmer sells his soul to the Devil and then in contrition enlists the help of Daniel Webster, ” .. the Union’s stay and New Hampshires pride…” to win it back in trail. The Devil summons a judge and jury of the worst criminals and traitors from our history, and Webster must convince them to set free their fellow man. Can he? The verdict is a testament of Stephen Vincent Benét’s deep faith in the flawed beauty of the American journey.
Tickets are on sale NOW! Just click ON THIS LINK to purchase your tickets online:
- $10 General Admission
- $5 PJ Factory Tenants & Students
To receive the discount code, email our Events Coordinator, Danielle Velkoff.
This thirty-five minute presentation will be followed by a post-show discussion with Mr. Stephens.Comments Off on One-time Performance! … The Devil and Daniel Webster
We are thrilled the following Food Trucks will will be joining us on Saturday, May 6th from 12-5pm for our annual Springfest.
Stop by for some delicious local eats and enjoy the open artist studios, local vendors, gardening & composting workshops, art classes… plus fun games and surprises for the kids!
Learn more, by visiting our event’s page www.pajamafactory.net/may-springfest.Comments Off on Springfest Food Vendors
Celebrate Earth Day (Sat 4/22) with Williamsport Bicycle Recycle and find yourself a new ride for the season!
All bikes marked between $20-$80. Many styles and sizes to choose from. Visit us on the corner of Rose Street and Park Avenue between 9am-12pm!
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ACES North America will be hosting their annual Yard Sale on Friday, 4/21 and Saturday, 4/22 from 8am-3pm in the Community Room.
Kitchen Supplies, bedding, books, clothing, lamps, furniture, LP records, bookshelves, appliances, knick-knacks, glassware, and MUCH MORE!
Proceeds will benefit ACES North America and their education and community development projects in the Dominican Republic. For more information, visit www.pajamafactory.net/aces-yard-saleComments Off on ACES North America – Annual Yard Sale
“I wanted to find a place in Williamsport where I could host shows for these fringe artists that are making interesting and artistic music that doesn’t fit at typical venues.” Joseph Alex, Clone 334
Exciting article in the Williamsport Sun Gazette today about our Friday 4/14 event – Factory Works Gallery Presents: Experimental Electronic Music. Be sure to check it out – 2nd floor, Studio 10 from 7-10pm!
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Spring has arrived, and the Pajama Factory would like to invite you and your family to our annual Springfest on Sat, May 6th from 12-5pm. There be will artist open studios, art classes, gardening workshops, face painting, fun games and take aways for the kids, outside vendors… so much more!
This year we are Going Green with the launch of several new conservation initiatives for the building and the local community. We will also be partnering with the Penn State Master Gardener Program to offer workshops on composting and gardening techniques! To see what else we have on offer, visit our event page at www.pajamafactory.net/may-springfest or like us on Facebook @PajamaFactory.
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The Commonwealth Charter Academy joined us yesterday for a day chock-full of workshops, classes, and hands on training right here at the Pajama Factory. Ralph Wilson of the Williamsport Community Darkroom, one of the Factory Works program initiatives, coordinated with several other Pajama Factory tenants to design courses that would expose the students to a variety of subjects, mediums, and techniques.
Diane Hollis taught the students Drawing and Color Theory while Angela Nicholas worked with them on Creative and Memoir Writing. Ralph Wilson introduced them to the historic photo process, and Lisa Andrus of the Williamsport Community Kitchen ran a Hospitality Class which taught students how to prep, prepare, and serve food. This culminated with the students serving the entire group their lunch for the day.
We loved having the students and chaperons of the Commonwealth Charter Academy here and want to thank the many volunteers that made it all possible. There is always something fun to do and learn here at the Pajama Factory.
If you are interested in learning more, be sure to like our Facebook page @PajamaFactory, and you will be kept up to date on all our latest happenings!Comments Off on Commonwealth Charter Academy visits the Pajama Factory