Every year we host a variety of artists from outside the immediate Factory family to join us for the summer and work on their creative projects. We enjoy seeing what these artists bring to our community in the way of new vision, thinking, and ideas. “Close to Home” was the culmination and closing pop-up exhibition for this year’s program, and featured artist’s that all reside in and around Williamsport, Pennsylvania (a change from the many international visitors we have had in the past). 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. By creating works in mediums as varied as fibers, sculpture, painting and photography, they represent the diverse array of practices emblematic of the spirit the Pajama Factory Artist-In-Residence Program has embodied since it inception.