Current Exhibits

In the Cohen Gallery

Sean Derry

On View: March 19-April 24, 2016

Opening Reception: March 18 from 5:30-7:30pm

Sean Derry celebrates amateur solutions to complex problems. He repurposes discarded objects and builds mechanical contraptions that perform. Much of his work utilizes salvaged household items and relies on air to transmit motion and give them shape. He works to establish equilibrium between ambition and uncertainty and use this framework to assess the perplexities of contemporary living.

Derry holds an MFA in studio art from the Ohio State University and a BS in Art from the University of Alaska Anchorage. He currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania and is the area head of sculpture at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Ilya Lerner: Unexpected Transitions & Peculiar Destinations

On View: March 19 - April 24, 2016

Opening Reception: March 18, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm

Ilya Lerner is bringing back the tradition of narrative painting while giving it 21st century meaning. Lerner says, “As an artist I stand alone, Neither Realist, Surrealist nor Conceptualist, outside of any easily identifiable part of contemporary art scene. My narrative paintings are mostly reaction to events of my life. Stories I tell sometimes cannot be explained. I leave a lot to viewer’s imagination and thought. The purpose of my work is search for meaning and I, for the most part, am more interested in process than result.”

Lerner is a professor at Alvernia University. He holds an MFA in Studio Art from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and a BS in Management Information Systems from Moscow Technical University.

In the Schmidt Gallery

Will Stanton: SCAPES

April 1-April 28, 2016

Opening Reception: Friday, April 1, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm

Cameras give us the power to pick and choose what we see around us. The viewfinder allows us to discard the cacophony of three hundred and sixty degree vision and concentrate on what interests us most…any place and at any point in time. SCAPES is some of what I’ve seen. W.R. Stanton, 2016

Green Wall

Marion Meadows: Atmospheres

April 2-28, 2016

Talk/Performance: April 10, 2016 from 2-3pm

Marion Meadows is an internationally renowned saxophonist/composer, graphic artist, and semi-professional cyclist. He never stops thinking of new ways to express himself. His photographic and graphic canvas now rival his musical one. Both music and art are a way of life and he continues to challenge himself by completely letting go. Marion’s love of visual art started when he was a young boy growing up in Stamford, CT. His mom bought him a paint set and he starting dabbling in oil. He later took up photography as a hobby and eventually would go on to study graphic design, all while studying to be a professional musician. Marion often credits his fascination with the universe as being the fuel that stokes his imagination. He now spends his time creating mixed media art comprised of his own photography and graphic manipulation. His work is vibrant and expressive with a hint of nature’s social order along with a love for humanity.

Café Space

Marion Meadows: Atmospheres

April 2-April 28, 2016

Talk/Performance: April 10 from 2-3pm

Marion Meadows is an internationally renowned saxophonist/composer, graphic artist, and semi-professional cyclist. He never stops thinking of new ways to express himself. His photographic and graphic canvas now rival his musical one. Both music and art are a way of life and he continues to challenge himself by completely letting go. Marion’s love of visual art started when he was a young boy growing up in Stamford, CT. His mom bought him a paint set and he starting dabbling in oil. He later took up photography as a hobby and eventually would go on to study graphic design, all while studying to be a professional musician. Marion often credits his fascination with the universe as being the fuel that stokes his imagination. He now spends his time creating mixed media art comprised of his own photography and graphic manipulation. His work is vibrant and expressive with a hint of nature’s social order along with a love for humanity.

 

3rd Floor Hallway Gallery

The gallery is currently in between exhibitions. Please view the Future Exhibits

Studio 240

The gallery is currently in between exhibitions. Please view the Future Exhibits

VIST Financial Gallery

The Willson History Project

On permanent display

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The Willson History Project is a retrospective showcasing the 130-year history of Willson Goggles. Historical artifacts and interactive learning activities depict the groundbreaking innovations of a company that led the world in the development of safety products. Explore the industrial history of Reading along with the personal histories of Willson Goggles factory workers. In addition this exhibit connects the history of Willson Goggles to pivotal highlights in national and world history, as well as key moments from arts and pop culture.

PHC-Allegro

The Willson History Project has been supported in part by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities’ We the People initiative on American history.

Also special thanks to Allegro Arts and Custom Framing and Corbis Images.

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For gallery rentals, please contact Lauralynn White, lwhite@goggleworks.org or 484-363-0675.