Anna Schweigert is one of the many faces of GoggleWorks and its various studio spaces that help to make this building wonderful. Anna is hardworking, reliable, patient, and resourceful, and we’re lucky to have her grace our printmaking studio with her skills and energy. Along with being a printmaker, Anna is also a hairstylist and mother, all elements of her life that help to showcase her creativity, flexibility and attention to detail. Anna is a studio renter in our printmaking studio, and also helps to look after the space as a studio monitor. While she is often busy at work styling hair or making prints in our studio, Anna and her artwork can also be found all over the area! She’s part of an art exhibition this month “Take 5 on 5th” at the WCR Center for the Arts on March 18, and has also been a part of the artist collective “Exquisite Fource” since 2011, which has allowed her to take part in many group and community projects.
Anna is a Berks county native, and first encountered printmaking as a student at Kutztown University, where she was encouraged and inspired to use unconventional materials and combined techniques as part of her process. She continues this method of mixed media printmaking, while looking for new ways to expand her creative repertoire. Her personal work revolves around the body, nature, pattern and geometry, and discarded materials. Art is a spiritual exercise for her and these themes allow her to explore the many ways that spirituality manifests in her life. If you like Anna’s work and would like to see more of it, you can feel free to follow her on instagram @castorgraceprints