Artist Talk with Joanne Landis, Friday 3/16

“I am a story teller — a narrative painter.  My figures, mostly women, are often meditations on archetypes, myth or personal experience.  This allows me to build an environment inhabited by beings with all that it means to be human, alive and still in a dream.” – Joanne Landis

Doors open at 6pm. Talk starts at 7pm. We invite you to join us at Factory Works Gallery for an Artist Talk on Friday, 3/16.  Joanne will be discussing her work and her trip last fall to Tibet, Nepal and Bhutan, and sharing photographs and stories of her experiences on this once in a lifetime trip.

This is also an opportunity to see Call & Response: Joanne Landis and Elody Gyekis currently on view at Factory Works Gallery in The Pajama Factory – 2nd floor, Studio 10-210N.

Save the Date for Green-O-Ree, Sat 4/7 from 11am-4pm

Originally called Mayfest, we recently rebranded the event to better represent what it is all about which is promoting and supporting green, sustainability initiatives!  As a re-purposed, industrial building, the Pajama Factory itself is a green initiative!  With over 100 artists, makers, and entrepreneurs, we believe that community IS sustainability and wanted an event to specifically celebrate just THAT.

We will feature Factory Works programs such as the Community Woodshop, Clay Studio, Sewing & Photo labs, and we will also feature local vendors who utilize green practices.  Equinox LTD will be doing demos, showing their outdoor gear.  The gallery will host the PA Wilds’ traveling Art Show which showcases Creative Makers from all over the region!

There will also be a number of conservation and nonprofit organizations joining us such as Little Pine Creek State Park, DCNR Bureau of Forestry, and Middle Susquehanna Riverkeepers along with local, green vendors!

Join us on Saturday, April 7th from 11am-4pm and SPRING into SUSTAINABILITY!

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Pajama Factory Family

What better source of happiness can there be than the understanding that we are known and loved.  Finding your tribe, your community can be just that… a coming home of sorts.  That moment when you hear your heart in the voice of another person’s call – today, on this day of LOVE, we celebrate all the uniqueness that is our Pajama Factory community.

Maybe now is the right time for you to find your tribe, your home here at the Pajama Factory?  If it is, we are here – ready to welcome you with open arms.

“Stop walking through the world looking for confirmation that you don’t belong. … Stop scouring people’s faces for evidence that you’re not enough. You will always find it… True belonging and self-worth are not goods; we don’t negotiate their value with the world. The truth about who we are lives in our hearts. Our call to courage is to protect our wild heart against constant evaluation, especially our own. No one belongs here more than you.”  

― Brené Brown, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Lyco Taiko Open House

Come see what LYCO TAIKO is all about at their Open House, this Tuesday, 2/13 at 5pm and get an inside look at the area’s only source of traditional Japanese drumming.  There will be drumming demonstrations, opportunities to ask questions AND the chance to try it out yourself.

Taking place in the Pajama Factory’s Community Room, ground-level just off the Courtyard entrance.  Feel free to bring a friend and to stop in early.  Light refreshments will be provided!

 

Couples/Partner Yoga Class at Clear Sphere

Clear Sphere Yoga is offering a special Couples/Partner Yoga class!  Register for this special LOVE class now for only $29.  Offer expires end of day Friday 2/9.

Choose from either session:

  • Monday, February 12th 6-7:30pm
  • Tuesday, February 13th 7-8:30pm

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Couples/Partners (Valentine’s) Love Yoga Class

Sun Gazette features Pajama Factory’s upcoming Feb First Friday Open Studios

Great article in the Showcase section of the Williamsport’s Sun Gazette by Jason Klose highlighting all the exciting Open Studios and happenings during February First Friday, Feb 2nd from 6-9pm.

Find a piece of your heart at the Pajama Factory, 1307 Park Ave., for February’s First Friday event, “Open Studios,” as local business owners open their studios to the community 6-9 p.m. Friday.

There is so much to see and do at the Factory — explore the tenants open studios, art exhibitions, workshops, and product launches.  Among the variety of skills one can see at the Pajama Factory are woodworking, painting, fiber arts — including quilting and garment-making, photography, screen printing, pasta-making, metalwork and pottery/ceramics. Visitors can also meet yoga teachers, computer gamers, writers, printers, sculptors and coffee roasters among others.

To read the full article, visit http://www.sungazette.com/life/showcase/2018/02/pajama-factory-hosts-open-studios-for-february-first-friday/

Make 1 and Take 1 – Charity Maker Event

The season of giving may be over, but the need never goes away! Join us on Sat, 1/23 from 12-4pm in the Billtown Brainery to make a no-sew fleece scarf to donate to someone in need.  You can even take one home! For every scarf you make for donation, you are welcome to make another to take with you.  All scarves will be donated to local shelters or given to children in need.  Supplies will be provided and the project couldn’t be any easier!

There will also be a donation jar if you’d like to donate to furthering initiatives like this in the community. Donations will be split between the Billtown Brainery and Beana’s Workshop and used to continue provide educational, charitable and informative workshops for the Williamsport area.

Start the new year off right and help your community stay warm!

OPEN STUDIOS, February’s First Friday

Join us for a night of OPEN STUDIOS, from 6 to 9pm on February First Friday which happens to be Feb 2nd. Explore our open studios, art exhibitions, workshops, product launches and while you’re here find a piece of your heart in ours by playing our matchmaker puzzle game. Simply match a puzzle piece from our welcome table to one of the different open studios for a chance to win a prize.

There is so much to see and do at the Factory!  To learn which studios will be open and about all the different happenings, visit http://www.pajamafactory.net/FebFirstFriday