In celebration of our fantastic current exhibitions and the governor’s easing of size limit restrictions, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is thrilled to invite you to join us for the gallery receptions of “Following Esherick” and “You Miss 90% of the Shots You Don’t Take” on June 11 from 6-8pm. In keeping with GoggleWorks’ current policy, masks will be required at all times indoors. This event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you and sharing in the excitement for these great shows!
Following Esherick is a partnership with the historic Wharton Esherick Museum celebrating the luminary woodworker Wharton Esherick alongside national artists he influenced. Seminal works from Wharton Esherick and other world renowned woodworkers have transformed both sides of the premier Irvin and Lois E. Cohen Gallery at GoggleWorks. Following Esherick details the eccentric life and groundbreaking works of the famed mid-century studio woodworker. This exhibition, sponsored by the John and Robyn Horn Foundation opened on May 7th and will remain on site till June 27th, 2021. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to properly celebrate this fantastic exhibition.
You Miss 90% of the Shots You Don’t Take is brought to GoggleWorks by the Amos Lemon Burkhart Foundation who is proud to unveil the first collected show of an important local artist, along with a special “experiencing exhibit” for teens. Amos Lemon Burkhart, of Mohnton, was a driven young artist who created hundreds of paintings, works on paper, digital art, and animations between the ages of 15 and 19. He died tragically at 19, drowning in an accident fueled by a combination of Xanax and alcohol, after a year of struggling in treatment for addiction, depression, anxiety, and issues around gender identity and relationships. The artwork will fill the Schmidt Gallery on the second floor until August 1st, with the Science exhibit occupying Studio 240.