FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For one night only, both local and national artists come together to present their final works.
Please join us for the culmination of the Pajama Factoryâ€™s 8-week Artist-in-Residence program. The artists, who hail from Las Vegas, New York City, State College, Bloomsburg and our very own Williamsport, will be presenting readings and performances in PJF Community Room at the top of every hour while visual and fine artists will be on display in the Factory Works Gallery (@FactoryWorksGallery) located on the 2nd floor, Studio 9-210N.
Chosen to participate in this yearâ€™s program through a curated process, each artist was asked to provide one outreach component for the public and state what they hoped to accomplish during their time at the Factory. They have created works in mediums as varied as painting, fiber arts, printmaking, digital and new media, photography, writing and performance. They represent a diverse array of practices emblematic of the spirit the Pajama Factory Artist-in-Residence has embodied since it inception in 2009.
This yearâ€™s artists are: Rachel Cualedare, Kay Leigh Farley, Rowan Shaffer, Sigfried Aragona, Sarah Foster, Sophie Najjar, and Sheilagh Weymouth. The artists themselves will be in attendance to discuss their work. Light refreshments will be served.
We hope youâ€™ll join us, Friday, August 2nd from 6 to 9 pm, for this final closing exhibition. To find statements regarding their work as well as biographical information, please visit the 2019 Final Exhibition page on the air.pajamafactory.net website.
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Youâ€™re invited to participate in a guided open studio tour of a curated selection of artistsâ€™ 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 buildingsâ€™ 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: firstname.lastname@example.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, visitÂ www.pajamafactory.net/guided-open-studio-tour
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Factory Works GalleryÂ and The Pajama Factory Artists-In-Residence Program at the Pajama Factory invite you to â€œClose to Home: The 2018 Pajama Factory Artist In Residence Pop Up Closing Exhibition,â€ from 6-9pm on Thursday, Aug. 2, 1307 Park Avenue, Studio 9-210.
This yearâ€™s artists all reside in and around Williamsport, Pennsylvania. They were chosen to participate in this yearâ€™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 Reâ€™ Grimsley
- Paula Swett
We hope youâ€™ll join us, Thursday, August 2 from 6-9pm, for this pop up closing exhibition.Â Light refreshments will be served.Â For more information on the Pajama Factory AIR Program, please email itâ€™s director Mersadies Burch at email@example.com
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If you are looking for somethingÂ FUNÂ andÂ FREEÂ to do this summer with the kiddos, then join us at the Pajama Factory on Saturday, July 14th from 12-4pm for KIDS DAY!Â A day full of kids crafts and activities as part of our Courtyard Series – free, community events being held in the courtyard off of the corner of Rose Street and Park Avenue.
Starting at Noon, the Pajama Factory’s Artist-in-Residency Program will be providing a series of creative activities including temporary tattoo style rubber eraser prints and a monoprint workshop. The Lycoming Artsâ€™ Art2Go! Cart will be there as well, providing a series of projects for the kids to do. All activities include all the necessary supplies, and the kids can take them home when you leave.
Summer is in full swing and weâ€™re sure your kids are looking for a creative way to spend an afternoon!
*This event is free and open to the public. In case of rain it will be moved inside to the Community Room directly adjacent to the Courtyard.Â Photo courtesyÂ of Kyle Huggins Design & Photography.
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There are several new classes and workshops coming up for ceramic enthusiasts!Â From coil and pinch pots to creating pendant jewelry fused with glass, there is something for ALL experience levels.Â Check out the upcoming Workshops and Classes on our Events Calendar.
Factory Works Clay Studio is a program of Factory Works, a nonprofit housed at the Pajama Factory which offers a range of opportunities including a woodshop, photo lab, gallery, bicycle recycle shop, and artist-in-residency program.Â They offer discounted memberships to Students, Veterans, Fire, Police, and Pajama Factory Tenants.
Memberships to the Clay Studio include the following:
- The cost of firing
- A key with 24 hour access
- Personal shelving and storage space
- A variety of studio glazes and under glazes
- Discounts on classes and workshops offered
- The opportunity to participate in gallery shows
- The opportunity to participate in fund raising or charitable events
For pricing and more information about becoming a member of Factory Works Clay Studio, please email Program Manager, Fletcher Kaufman, atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.
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â€œI am a story teller â€” a narrative painter.Â My figures, mostly women, are often meditations on archetypes, myth or personal experience.Â This allows me to build an environment inhabited by beings with all that it means to be human, alive and still in a dream.â€ – 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.Â 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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Originally called Mayfest, we recently rebranded the event to better represent what it is all about which is promoting and supporting green, sustainability initiatives!Â As a re-purposed, industrial building, the Pajama Factory itself is a green initiative!Â With over 100 artists, makers, and entrepreneurs, we believe that community IS sustainability and wanted an event to specifically celebrate just THAT.
We will featureÂ Factory WorksÂ programs such as the Community Woodshop, Clay Studio, Sewing & Photo labs, and we will also feature local vendors who utilize green practices.Â Equinox LTD will be doing demos, showing their outdoor gear.Â 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, andÂ Middle Susquehanna Riverkeepers along with local, green vendors!
Join us on Saturday, April 7th from 11am-4pm and SPRING into SUSTAINABILITY!
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Would you like to try something new? Â How about making great things out of wood…
Join us at the Williamsport Community Woodshop for an
Saturday, November 18th from 10am to 5pm
Stop in and enter for chance to win a free 3 Month Membership valued at $150.00!
At the Open House we will offer:
- A free class on â€œHow to be Successful in a Woodshopâ€ (12-4pm)
- Demonstrations on Basic Woodworking techniques, Woodturning, Tool sharpening and more.
- Guided tours of our great facility
- Have qualified staff on hand to answer all your questions.
- Displays of Members projects (that you can learn how to make)
And, if you are interested in signing up for a 3 Month Membership during Open House, we will throw in one month absolutely free ($50 value). Â Must be present to win.
The Williamsport Community Woodshop is a non-profit entity of the Factory Works program at the Pajama Factory.
Factory Works GalleryÂ 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. Â Join us on Friday, 11/3 from 6-9pm on the 2nd floor of Building 9, Studio 10.
According to Steve, â€œIt 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 childâ€™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.â€
Rita added that, â€œIt is my dream to one day make art that will stir someone. Although more comfortable wearing the hat of the â€˜art educator,â€™ when I make art I am often filled with a sense of accomplishment and honesty.â€
We hope you will join us in exploring this painted journal that Rita and Steve Bower have and continue to create. Â This exhibition will be available to public through November 24th. Â Gallery hours are Wednesdays & Thursdays from 4-7pm.
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Williamsport Bicycle Recycle will be hosting a Bike Sale on Sat, 10/21Â from 10am-12pm on the corner of Park Avenue & Rose Street. Â All bikes marked between $20-$80. Â Many styles and sizes to choose from!
We will also be accepting donations of any usable bikes or parts you may want to get rid of.
*Cash or checks only.
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Williamsport Bicycle Recycle is a part of Factory Works, a non-profit organization housed at the Pajama Factory. To learn more about all the different programs Factory Works has to offer the local community, please visit www.pajamafactory.net/factory-works