Ladies! Mark your calendars for one of the best, pre-holiday shopping events in our area!
Sunday, November 18th, 9 amazing local vendors will gather together on the Fourth Floor of the Pajama Factory, Building 7 for your shopping pleasure (entrance by Trebecca)! The event will take place between Rikki Feerrar’s (Studio 7-406) and the Arrow and Thread (Studio 7-413) with additional vendors linaing the hallways.
Appetizers, beverages, shopping and girl time provided! All who attend will have the chance to win door prizes from each vendor!
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Happy Halloween! Our funky, fall festival, Octofest, was a blast this year! We want to thank Bullfrog Brewery for joining us. We can’t wait to have them back for our Holiday Market on December 8!
Congratulations to our OCTOPAS prize winner, Sherry Hoovel! No tricks here—she took home some amazing factory-made treats from our tenants! This prize pack wouldn’t have been possible without generous donations from: Will Goddard, Steve Bower Studio, Rita Bower, Way Cool Beans, Paper+, Mark and Suzanne Winkelman, Our Generations’ Quilt Shop, Factory Works Photo Lab, Divine Qi, Jordan DeArment, and WholeHeARTed Health!
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A really nice feature of John McKaig‘s studio space can be found in Hyperallergic, a Brooklyn-based arts online magazine. John is a prolific artist and long time tenant of the Pajama Factory.
A View From the Easel
A full-time lecturer of drawing at Bloomsburg University, and of drawing and art history at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport, PA, John received a BFA in printmaking from Miami University in Ohio and a MFA in printmaking from Syracuse University. He has taught printmaking, painting, figure drawing and anatomy at Syracuse University, drawing and illustration at Cazenovia College, Cazenovia, NY, and all levels of painting, printmaking, general and figure drawing, and analog photography at the Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI. John McKaig has exhibited work throughout the United States and internationally, in group and juried exhibitions as well as in several solo exhibitions. To see his work, visit johnmurraymckaig.com
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You’re invited to participate in a guided open studio tour of a curated selection of artists’ spaces at the Pajama Factory!
On Saturday, September 8 from 10 am to 2 pm participants will be guided through the Pajama Factory complex of buildings, wherein the artists will be discussing their work and opportunities for you to become involved. After the tour is over you are welcome to continue to explore the Pajama Factory. Take this opportunity to revisit a space from the tour, explore the buildings’ unique architecture or pop into the Billtown Brainery for their monthly Billtown Bazaar, which runs concurrently with this event until 4 pm. A food truck will be on site for you to grab a snack as well.
This event is FREE and open to the public, but space is limited so please reserve your spot by emailing: email@example.com.
The tour will start promptly at 10 am from the courtyard directly adjacent to the parking lot at the corner of Rose Street and Park Avenue, so please arrive on time so as to not be left behind!
To learn which studios will be featured on the tour, visit www.pajamafactory.net/guided-open-studio-tour
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As part of our Summer Courtyard Series, Annelise Latini of Clear Sphere Yoga will be offering two, different outdoor yoga classes this year! Share in your connection to outdoors and to one another in these fun, summertime events. Both offerings are FREE and open to the pubic. ALL levels and ages are welcome!
- Day Break Devotional Yoga, Thursdays at 6am (June)
- Grab your mat and join other yogis in the Courtyard for this invigorating yoga class. Start your day off right!
- Fireside Yoga, Every 3rd Wednesday at 7pm (June – August)
- LIVE MUSIC and teachers from Clear Sphere Yoga Studio will guide you through the breathwork, movements and meditation.
We can’t wait to see you in the Courtyard!
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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
Spread the love by sharing with your friends on Facebook!
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Couples/Partners (Valentine’s) Love Yoga Class
Say hello to Annelise!
Annelise Latini is the powerhouse behind Clear Sphere Yoga at the Pajama Factory, a new yoga studio that has been generating a lot of excitement around here. This weekend she will be teaming up with Brittany from the Triad Center for a Chakra Balancing workshop in her welcoming, light-filled studio.
Chakra is a Sanskrit word (meaning ‘wheel,’) that describes the seven energy centers in the human body. Ideally, these energy centers are balanced, leading to a mind filled with harmony and a body that’s well-suited to dealing with the stress and struggles we all face in life. (Something we will all need going into the holidays!)
The half-day workshop will take place on Sat, Nov. 18th from 1-5pm and will feature physical poses, breathwork, meditation, and essential oils (created in collaboration with Shana of BATHVS.) Of course this is a great workshop for Yoga practitioners, teachers and energy workers, but it assumes no prior knowledge, just a willingness to learn about this ancient, yet very modern tradition.
You can find all of the details and register on the event page: http://www.chakrabalancingworkshop.ontrapages.com/november18
Written by contributing editor, Jim O’Connell
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We had a Solar Eclipse Party here at the Pajama Factory today! A big thank you to Way Cool Beans for providing the telescope and our amazing tenants who provided special specs so we wouldn’t hurt our eyes!
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The creative team and performers of Studio 570 created an immersive and interactive production here at the Pajama Factory that took audience members on journey through Wonderland. From walking through Alice’s tears, running in the Dodo’s caucus race, to sipping tea with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare… it was truly a unique, one-of-a-kind experience.
Learn about what Studio 570 is planning on next at www.studio570theater.com.
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“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.
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