Future Exhibits

BCIU Secondary Art Exhibition

February 27-March 13, 2016

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.

Awards Ceremony: March 6 from 1-3pm

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.

Berks County Art Educators’ Exhibition

February 5-February 25, 2016

February 12, 5:30-7:30pm

A selection of artwork from current art teachers in the public and private schools of Berks County, this exhibition’s goal is to allow teachers space to present another side of themselves to the community – one of practicing artist. Help us celebrate Berks County’s art educators, honor the work they do to inspire the creative minds of our local youth, and appreciate their personal practice.

In Studio 240 2016

No future exhibitions are currently scheduled.

The Green Wall 2016

No future exhibitions are currently scheduled.

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.