A View from the Easel

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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Guided Pajama Factory Studio Tours on September’s 2nd Saturday (FREE)!

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: gallery@factoryworks.org.

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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Clear Sphere will be offering outdoor Yoga as part of the Courtyard Series!

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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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

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Clear Sphere Yoga presents a Chakra Balancing Workshop (just in time for the Holidays!)

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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2017 Solar Eclipse

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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Studio 570 Mainstage Production – Alice.

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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Factory Works Gallery Director, Ralph Wilson’s ‘Mind Shadows’

“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.

‘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.

Read the whole article >>

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Congratulations to Lisa and the Williamsport Community Kitchen

(Shared Facebook post from Williamsport Community Kitchen)

Williamsport Community Kitchen

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!!!!
WE ARE NOW A CERTIFIED KITCHEN!!!!!

Ready to join the kitchen? Go to our webpage at http://www.andrushospitality.com/williamsportcommunitykitchen/ for details on how to join.

Check out the EVENTS page for the next ServSafe Manager Certification Class too!

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20% Discount at Equinox

Keep Christmas close to home this year, by giving gifts that were made in Williamsport, by your neighbors.

Equinox has their factory right here in the Pajama Factory and has a great group of local folks keeping busy making great products. Use the code HOLIDAY20 for 20% off!

(Shared Facebook post from Equinox)

Save 20% with coupon code Holiday20

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