Keep August 1 open for what promises to be a powerful exhibition that addresses a very serious topic:

STAY, is a travelogue into, and back out of, a life of depression and self-harm through the photography of Ralph Wilson and Stephanie Carey.

Wilson and Carey spent 15 months talking to people who’s lives have been touched by depression, drug addiction, and suicides to gain knowledge and understanding of the subject. Using conceptual portraits the STAY exhibit explores the causes and consequences of childhood and adolescent depression, it’s manifestations, and paths towards healing. Journal entries and letters giving personal accounts, are mixed throughout the exhibit to give a voice to some who suffer or have lost their battle.

STAY will open on August 1, 2014 at the Center for Creativity gallery in studio 10 at the Pajama Factory with a reception from 6 to 9pm. An introduction to the project will be given by the photographer, Ralph Wilson, at 7pm. The exhibit continues through August 15.

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There’s an excellent new blog in town, one with a heavy emphasis on art and entertainment, which is, of course, something very near and dear to our hearts:

Started by Pajama Factory alumnus Matthew Parrish, it contains some very high quality writing in a format that allows them to dig deeper and find the story behind the story. Case in point is this piece on Tim Miller’s piece at Converge Gallery.

Go read that piece and put the site in your list of daily-read bookmarks. After that, head over to their Facebook page and click “like”.

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It’s time to really get to know your bicycle

Want to get to know your bike better? Then this is for you!

Basic Maintenance Class – $15

Wed. July 16th – 6 to 9 pm at Williamsport Bicycle Recycle in the Pajama Factory.

Are you tired of paying someone else to fix your flat tires and grease your chain? Come down and learn the basic techniques that will keep your bike safe and fun to ride!

This 3-hour course will teach you some basic bicycle maintenance and simple repairs you may need on a bike ride. You will learn how your bicycle works, what actions you can take to prolong the life of your bicycle, and what to check for when your bicycle is not functioning properly.

  • Names of different parts of the bike & how they work
  • Different kinds of bikes & their uses
  • Fixing a flat
  • Diagnosing problems
  • Regular maintenance techniques

To register,

We have room for 8 people. If you have to cancel, let us know by Sun. 7/13 so we can fill the spot from the waiting list. Pay cash or check at class.

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