Current Exhibits

In the Cohen Gallery

They Walk Among Us: Painted Beasts and Other Curious Creatures

June 11-August 28, 2016

Opening Reception: June 10, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm

Featuring works by:
Susan B. Howard
Adrienne Beth Jenkins
Ann Hopkins Wilson
E. Sherman Hayman

Four Philadelphia artists come together with a unique presentation of work informed, nurtured, and galvanized by animal imagery and nature. Using different media and different approaches, and sharing an interest in exploring the complex interconnections among human, animal, and plant life as the implied subtext, these artists share in their appreciation for aesthetics and craftsmanship, as well as a mutual love of sensuous detail, texture, and mark-making.

All four artists maintain a unique respect for traditional technique, conceptual thinking, and emotional sensitivity to bring awareness to the role of animals, birds, and other creatures in human lives.

Ed Smith: LAOCOON

June 11-August 28, 2016

Opening Reception: June 10, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm

Artistic contemporary heroic struggles are those we impose upon ourselves as well as those imposed from the outside by society. The groupings reflect the many labors of the mythic figures and heroes that are metaphors for the artistic struggle. They are as timely today as was they mythology in antiquity.

Currently gallery director, director of Marist Venice Biennale Program, and professor of art at Marist College, Ed Smith has been a visiting artist, lecturer, artist-in-residence, and professor at many distinguished institutions. Ed Smith is a Guggenheim Fellow in sculpture and drawing and an associate member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. His work is represented in public and private collections in the United States and abroad. These include The British Museum; The Royal Museum of Fine Arts (Antwerp, Belgium), Ministry of Flemish Community, The Hood Museum, the Davis Museum, Yale University, and many more.

In the Schmidt Gallery

2016 Ways of Making Invitational

June 10 - July 28, 2016

June 10, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm

Embracing new ideas and ways of making is the foundation of GoggleWorks’ Summer Workshop Series. The workshop experience is a time to be inspired, invigorated, and challenged, both during the course and beyond. Artists of different backgrounds, ages, and skill levels work together, exchanging ideas with the common goals of learning and growing.

Our annual exhibition features the recent work of our visiting instructors: practicing artists of relevance, several who are faculty at prestigious art centers, colleges, and universities around the country. This exhibition seeks to inspire, invigorate, and challenge the viewer by showcasing a wide range of possibilities working in ceramics, glass, wood, and the photographic processes.

Featuring work by:

Jason Chakravarty ( hot glass/neon)
Anna Boothe (kiln-casted glass)
Steven Ciezki (hot glass)
Reuben Foat (wood)
Craig Randall Stevens (wood)
Norman Sarachek (photography)
Jett Sarachek (photography)
Martina Lantin (ceramics)
Gwendolyn Yoppolo (ceramics)

Green Wall

Transitory Collective: The Relief Print

June 3 - July 30, 2016

June 10th from 5:30-7:30pm

Local artists known for their work in other disciplines, will exhibit Woodcut and Linocut prints from their first print exchange. Printed collaboratively, the only criteria for this exhibit is the orientation of the matching frames. Each hand-made print in this exhibit is from an edition of twenty-five. Featuring work by:

Sue Biebuyck
Miles DeCoster
Liz Edwards
Suzanne Fellows
Amy Forsyth
Sarah Gersbach
Sharon McGinley
Suzanne Molyneux
Abby Ryder
Lauralynn White
Kristen T Woodward

Café Space

Monoprints/Monotypes

June 4 - July 28, 2016

June 10th from 5:30-7:30pm

Micheal A. Daddario: Monoprints/Monotypes

Over the past twenty years I developed and maintained a flexible high school art program. I motivated pupils to develop skills, attitudes and a resourcefulness need for both academic and social growth.

As part of a 2D program of study, monoprints and monotypes became a significant part of the curriculum. Monoprints did not always require a press, thus techniques transportable for use outside were adapted.

Retiring from full time teaching in June 2015, I revisited monoprints and monotypes. My work reflects observation of my local environment. The forms that surround my home embrace shape, contour line, composition, light, shadow, texture, color and perspective.

Through monoprints and monotypes I can expand the limits of representation. I continue to observe, explore, extrapolate and interpret these landscapes. Abstraction based on informed decisions that generate visual images. Images I find to be novel, yet they embrace the desirable qualities found in the elements and principles of design.

— Michael Daddario

 

 

 

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.