Spend a dynamic, interactive evening immersed in the arts as you preview new exhibitions opening in our galleries, hear artist talks, visit our teaching studios, see live demonstrations in a variety of craft techniques, experience virtual reality painting, and more. Each month offers something new! Admission and parking are free; complimentary light fare, beer, wine, coffee & desserts.
June Spotlight Night features:
In conjunction with Berks Country Fest, GoggleWorks presents Tin Bird Choir for an intimate set of music during this month’s Spotlight Night.
Berks Country Fest, now entering its third year, is a 16-day festival celebrating the Americana heritage of the Reading and Berks County area, an area that is rich in Americana culture, music, arts and outdoor recreation. The festival is anchored by its flagship music series, the Americana Music Concert Series, made up of over 10 concerts celebrating the Americana music genre.
Tin Bird Choir is a nationally-renowned alt-folk barn rock band from Chester County, PA. With literate lyrics, organic harmonies, and urgent melodies, their music has been picked up by Starbucks and has earned them a spot as one of the finalists in the nationally-syndicated Mountain Stage Newsong Contest. “Their mix of pop hooks, delicate harmonies and tight playing is a winning blend,” says, John Vettese of 88.5 WXPN.
Opening for Tin Bird Choir is Eve Sheldon. Eve is a captivating and unusual singer-songwriter whom Ian Zolitor of WXPN’s The Folk Show has praised for “her unique and haunting style.” With a rich and ethereal voice accompanied by her 1920s nylon-stringed parlor guitar, piano, and occasional banjo, she brings her own songs to life…as well as wonderful hidden gems written by her friends in the Philly and Kansas City music scenes. Having had a fairly odd life, her writing and performances are filled with a truth and an emotion that were hard-won over many years, as well as a humor about the constant pain and joy of life…whatever that’s called. I know there’s a word for it.
Musical performances beginning at 5:30 pm. Also Friday evening, there will be two opening receptions; Lineage by B. A. Harrington in Cohen Gallery west, and Voice by Fumi Amano in Cohen Gallery east. Fumi will be doing a performance piece related to her exhibition starting at 7pm. Guests are also invited to view ongoing demonstrations in our ceramics and hot glass studios, located in building 3 and building 5 respectively.