Future Exhibits

Ceremony

April 30-June 5, 2016

Opening Reception: April 29, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm

featuring works by:
Joshua Finn (wood)
Michael Puryear (wood)
Basha Ruth Nelson (paper/metal)
Harriett Livanthinos (paper)
Kaete Brittin Shaw (clay)
Lisa Knaus (clay)
Joy Brown (clay)
Ada Pilar Cruz (clay)
Judy Sigunick (mixed media)
William Scholl (stone)
David Skora (stone/steel)

This is an exhibition that has long been in the works. Trina Greene, curator, has chosen the work of established artists of varying disciplines to illuminate the meaning of “ceremony,” defined as, “a formal act or event that is part of a social or religious occasion.” To this end, each artist has created a grouping of objects of the same material in a manner that would set the stage for a ceremony.

Curator: Trina Greene, sculptor
Trina Greene is a well-known sculptor in the Hudson Valley. Her work can be seen in the Albany Institute of History and Art, Kingston, NY; Sojourner Truth Park, Port Ewen, NY; John Bull Park, Campbell Hall, Orange County, NY; and other venues. Ceremony is the fourth major show that she has curated.

GoggleWorks’ 10th Annual Juried Exhibition

April 30-June 5, 2016

Opening Reception: April 29, 2016 from 5:30-7:30pm

GoggleWorks’ 10th Annual Juried Exhibition is a vehicle to showcase and reward the talents of individual artists in all media. The grand prize is a solo exhibition in GoggleWorks’ Cohen Gallery. First, second, and third prizes are cash awards. This year, there is no theme and artists are encouraged to submit their best work.

2016 Juror: Lydia Panas
Lydia’s photographs have been exhibited widely in the United States and abroad, garnering numerous awards. She has been featured in New York Times Magazine, Photo District News, and Popular Photography. Her works are held in numerous public and private collections including the Brooklyn Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Allentown Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; and the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego. Lydia has degrees from Boston College, School of Visual Arts and New York University’s International Center of Photography. She is also the recipient of Whitney Museum’s Independent Study Fellowship.

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.

Emil Baumann: Reflections of My Dreams

May 6-May 30, 2016

Opening Reception: May 6, 2016

Over 30 of Emil Baumann’s recent paintings will delight the viewer with abstract compositions that burst with vivid colors, whose whimsical combination and treatment display his adventurous spirit and his desire to experiment with new techniques. Emil Baumann paints with oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolors and pencil. He titles the show, “Reflections of My Dreams”, but not the individual pieces, leaving it up to the viewer to offer a subjective interpretation of the joyful, expressive abstract images.

A Philadelphia artist, Emil Baumann’s work has been shown locally at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Nexus Gallery, Community Education Center (CEC), East Africa Center, University City Arts League, Haverford School Centennial Hall Gallery, Art on the Avenue Gallery and other well-regarded venues. Internationally, he exhibited his work at two prestigious Art Galleries in Nairobi, Kenya, where he was awarded two prizes for his painting. His experiences in Kenya, his apprenticeship and exchanges with Kenyan artists, seem to have been crucial for his formation as an artist. His own dreams and other travels have been credited as sources of inspiration for his work.

In Studio 240 2016

No future exhibitions are currently scheduled.

The Green Wall 2016

Sarah Francis: Outside

May 2-May 28, 2016

Come see new paintings exploring the natural world, its forms and figures!

This permanent exhibition 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 Space 2016

No future exhibitions are currently scheduled.