Future Exhibits

Just a Moment, Don Weaver

January 10-February 22, 2015

Opening Reception: First Friday January 9, 2015| 5:30-7:30pm

Winner of GoggleWorks 2014 Juried Show Secrets, Don Weaver is a 1976 graduate of Alabama State University. He has exhibited widely across the tri-state area. The work is about place, it is landscape, or interior, sometimes one masquerading as the other, sometimes human form becomes part of the landscape. His preferred vehicle is mixed media on canvas, paper or panel, using materials at hand, bringing together disparate images, textures, objects. Weaver says of his working method,  “Life is full of coincidence, fleeting images, and the ghosts they leave behind….these are attempts to capture or at least remark on some of those moments. Images, some random, some convolutedly personal, some obscure puns; from chance circumstances, sketches, photos, memories, are condensed into a vague iconography..  this is a collection of works as they stand at the moment.”

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Upcycling, The Art of the Dumpster Divers

January 10-February 22, 2015

Opening Reception: First Friday January 9, 2015| 5:30-7:30pm

Who are The Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia? They are a group of over 40 found object artists, meeting monthly to share trash-picked finds, art-making, stories, field trip and flea market news, exhibits announcements and socialize with our fellow art eccentrics.

In this major group exhibition, they will show the great variety of how found objects inspire the artists – figures; masks; in boxes or other containers; political statement; abstract assemblages; still life; story-telling and for function. Their artwork is as diverse as the group and materials used, all of it engaging, often playful, sometimes political, ironic, and definitely delightful. Special thanks to Ann Keech for organizing this event.
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Berks County Intermediate Unit High School Annual Art Exhibit

February 28-March 15, 2015

Awards Ceremony: Sunday, March 8, 2015 | 1:00 -3:00pm

The Berks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU), an educational service agency, sponsors the annual art show featuring works of many Berks County area high school students. The artwork exhibited is diverse and highlights the wonderful talent of area students. Artwork categories include printmaking, oil, watercolor and acrylic painting, calligraphy, dimensional works, fiber arts, photography, pottery,
original computer art, jewelry, basket weaving, pastel and drawings. The Berks County Intermediate Unit has been the sponsor of this exhibit since 1981.

Notions, Birdie Zoltan

March 21- April 26, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday March 20, 2015 | 5:30-7:30pm

Take a walk on the wild side in this boisterous exhibit from the creative mind of GoggleWorks Studio Artist Birdie Zoltan who creates sculptural personalities of unrepentant whimsy. The pieces in this exhibit employ a variety of techniques; welding, casting, weaving, sewing, woodworking, carving and ceramics. Zoltan says, “I work primarily with the ‘notion of the button.’ I am drawn to everyday objects that are eager to assume new identities and new roles in their existence.” The mood of each piece in this exhibit arises intuitively from a wide variety of personally chosen materials and innovative techniques.
Zoltan attended the fine arts program at Montgomery College, MD, spent 20 years as a stained glass artist and gained valuable assemblage skills and inspiration from her time as a Designer Asst. for Simplicity Patterns and Tyco Toys.

11th Annual Frank Scott Memorial Art Show: The Art of Jazz

March 21- April 26, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday March 20, 2015 | 5:30-7:30pm

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Berks Jazz Fest, Berks Arts Council presents the 11th Annual Frank Scott Memorial Art Show: The Art of Jazz, a juried exhibition. The Art of Jazz was founded during the 2005 Berks Jazz Fest by the Berks Arts Council along with local businessman and artist Jerry Holleran to honor legendary local jazz musician Frank Scott. The juror for 2015 is Albright College Art Department Professor Kristen T. Woodward.

Woodward received a B.F.A. in printmaking from Syracuse University in 1991 and an M.F.A. in studio art from Clemson University in 1993. Her artworks are in numerous permanent collections, and she is currently serving as the resident curator for Artists2Artists.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the JerLyn Foundation.

I Live Here, SIPMA

May 8- June 14, 2015, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday May 8, 2015 | 5:30-7:30pm

I Live Here is a exhibit including national and international artists curated by Tania Sen that addresses individual space – in varying expressions; irrespective of one’s place of residence. Modern man is for the most part removed from his habitat in some way or other. From small town to a city, from one state to another, from one country to another – sometimes in a single generation, sometimes more. It is the conversation with his environment that builds points of reference and metaphorical stages of familiarity. It is this conversation, rather than daily living that creates his experience of inhabitancy. This exhibition attempts to trace the interpretation of space – real or metaphorical that is a reflection of reality shaped by individual perception and cultural filters.

Telling Stories, GoggleWorks Juried Exhibition

May 8- June 14, 2015, 2015

Opening Reception: Friday May 8, 2015 | 5:30-7:30pm

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts presents its 2015 juried show, Telling Stories.

Narrative art represents events taking place over time. Since the first cave paintings, telling stories has been one of our most fundamental communication methods. The form is well suited to psychological self-examination and the investigation of role-playing that is a frequent element of our social interaction. Story telling can depict great moments in history, domestic dramas or themes untold. Works of every medium will be included in this event juried by Peter Kinny.

Peter Kinny received his B.A. from  Syracuse University in 1965, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University with studies in Italy in 1974. He was an Instructor in Art at the Haverford School, Haverford, PA, at Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA and University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA.

Philadelphia Watercolor Society Annual Exhibition

September 5 -October 25, 2015

The Philadelphia Water Color Society’s annual exhibition presents the finest in watercolor as well as other works on paper. It was founded in 1900 to offset the then common exhibition prejudice against watercolor. Chartered in 1922 as a corporation, it continued its mission of furthering watercolor art through varied exhibitions of elected members’ works.

Over the years, a permanent collection of over 175 works has been developed and presented to the Philadelphia Museum of Art for proper custodianship. Today over 500 international artists working in a broad variety of media on paper comprise the Philadelphia Water Color Society membership.

GoggleWorks Artists 11th Annual Exhibition

October 31-January 3, 2015

Opening Reception: First Friday November 6, 2015 | 5:30-7:30pm

GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is proud to present the 11th Annual Artists’ Exhibition. An exploration in multiple medias, this exciting exhibit showcases the talent of over 34 artists selected by the Exhibition Committee Jury to be included in the GoggleWorks Studios. The annual expose’ includes watercolor, oil, acrylic, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and multi-media pieces in a variety of genre. More than just a work space, GoggleWorks Studios provide these artists with a community of dynamic individuals in the field willing to share a critical eye and engage in  discussion of serious artistic matters. Come see the vital work produced from within the walls of the largest art center of its kind.

January 1-December 31, 2015

January
Goggleworks Annual Student Show

February
Berks County Teacher’s Exhibition

March
Two Voices, Diane Vottero Dockery & Ken Dockery

April
Ucello Rosso,  Miles DeCoster

May
Bruce Becker’s Fifth Annual Student Exhibit

June
GoggleWorks Wood Studio Exhibit

July
GoggleWorks Wood Studio Exhibit

August
GoggleWorks Wood Studio Exhibit

September
Reflect, Beth Carson & Bob Roos

October
Apophenia: The Ghost in the Circuit, Will Lindsay

November
Between Us, Allison Shannon & Lauralynn White

December
TBA

The Green Wall 2015

No future Exhibitions are currently scheduled.

This new permanent exhibit showcases 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.

No future Exhibitions are currently scheduled.

Café Gallery

No future Exhibitions are currently scheduled.