GoggleWorks Center for the Arts comes alive during our new monthly Spotlight Nights! The evenings, offered monthly, feature exhibition openings, artist talks, live demonstrations, open studios, walk-in workshops, and participatory art activities for all ages. Admission and parking are always free.
Opening Reception / Cohen Gallery east
11th Annual Juried Exhibition
Open to all media, this exhibition aims to curate a selection of exemplary contemporary work from artists around the country. This year’s juror is Lisa Tremper Hanover, who was named Director & CEO of the James A. Michener Art Museum in March 2012 after a successful tenure as Director of the Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College.
Opening Reception / Cohen Gallery west
The Library of Thought, Jane Runyeon & Jenny Pakradooni
In the library, quietly sitting with our thoughts, we are reminded of one of our most important assets: our imagination. Mark Twain said “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” The Library is a potent place symbolically, visually, and mentally. Rows of books; their titles, colors, textures, shapes and words create their own random poetry. It is a melodic collage. With the discussion that books are going to disappear into the electronic abyss in the coming years, we feel the need to honor the object and its author. Libraries are an essential part of our history. Books and paintings give us the freedom to fly; to imagine the previously unimaginable.
Visiting Artist / Brian Glaze
Join our Spring 2017 visiting artist, sculptor Brian Glaze for a talk about his personal work; as well as a preview of his Scratch Block Workshop and Iron Pour Event, on April 29th at GoggleWorks. Brian has exhibited sculpture, installation, interactivity, and time-based artwork nationally and internationally. His artwork includes found objects, welded and cast metals, interactive technologies, Electroacoustic audio, and video projection and explores subjects pertaining to material treatment, personal and social concepts, and continued observation of his surroundings. Currently residing in Reading, PA, Brian teaches sculpture and new media at Albright College.
Open Teaching Studios
See GoggleWorks’ artist instructors in action in our hot glass and ceramics studios.
Virtual Reality Experiences
GoggleWorks Studio Artists Kris Jackson, Alan Cernak, and Lily Cernak present room-scale virtual reality demonstrations.