Close to Home: The 2018 Pajama Factory Artist In Residence Pop Up Closing Exhibition

Factory Works Gallery and The Pajama Factory Artists-In-Residence Program at the Pajama Factory invite you to “Close to Home: The 2018 Pajama Factory Artist In Residence Pop Up Closing Exhibition,” from 6-9pm on Thursday, Aug. 2, 1307 Park Avenue, Studio 9-210.

This year’s artists all reside in and around Williamsport, Pennsylvania. They were chosen to participate in this year’s program with the stated intention of creating work larger in scale and scope than their usual working space would allow. Creating works in mediums as varied as fibers, sculpture, painting and photography they represent a diverse array of practices emblematic of the spirit the Pajama Factory Artist In Residence Program has embodied since it inception.

The included artists are:

  • Ari Hajdu
  • Brian James Spies
  • Chad Andrews
  • Madelin Beattie
  • Meredith Re’ Grimsley
  • Paula Swett

We hope you’ll join us, Thursday, August 2 from 6-9pm, for this pop up closing exhibition.  Light refreshments will be served.  For more information on the Pajama Factory AIR Program, please email it’s director Mersadies Burch at air@factoryworks.org

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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.

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Rita & Steve Bower: Painted Journal II, Opening Reception

Factory Works Gallery invites you to Painted Journal II, an exhibition of work by Rita & Steve Bower which chronicles the creative journey they have traveled over the years.  Join us on Friday, 11/3 from 6-9pm on the 2nd floor of Building 9, Studio 10.

According to Steve, “It is almost painfully difficult to describe art and the art experience. Try to describe the wind, the sun on your face, or the look in a child’s eye and that is what it is like. For each person it is a distinctly different experience or sensation and we as artists try to create things which in the presence of others are transcendent enough to connect.”

Rita added that, “It is my dream to one day make art that will stir someone. Although more comfortable wearing the hat of the ‘art educator,’ when I make art I am often filled with a sense of accomplishment and honesty.”

We hope you will join us in exploring this painted journal that Rita and Steve Bower have and continue to create.  This exhibition will be available to public through November 24th.  Gallery hours are Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-7pm.

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Whether They Should Cry Out: Juried Show OPEN CALL 

*DEADLINE EXTENDED* August 26th, 2017 11:59 PM (UTC-5)*

“Until the case was closed they could not be certain which way to jump, whether they should cry out that they were martyrs, or remain what, at heart, of course, they were, simple citizens, bitter against outrage and anxious to see justice done and the health of the state preserved.”  ~ James Baldwin, Giovanni’s Room 1956

A national juried exhibition focusing on the ways we are responding to the changing political climate and the world around us.

Jurors Award – $250.00   |   Directors Award – $125.00   |   Three Honorable Mentions

Open to all artists in any medium. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and may not have been previously displayed at Factory Works Gallery. Finished work chosen for display may not to exceed 36 inches wide or 72 inches tall. Work must be suitably framed and ready to hang. No work may be removed from the gallery prior to the closing date of the exhibit.

  • Entry deadline: 11:59 PM (UTC-5) Aug. 26, 2017
  • Acceptance notifications: Sept 2, 2017
  • Accepted work to be received by: Sept 23, 2017
  • Opening reception: Oct. 6, 2017 – 6:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Show ends: Oct. 28, 2017
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Factory Works Gallery Presents: Experimental Electronic Music

“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!

Check out the Williamsport Sun Gazette article below:

http://www.sungazette.com/life/showcase/2017/04/experimental-music-and-conceptual-art-come-together-at-factory-works-gallery/

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