TRANSITION: new work by Jeremiah Johnson
Opening Reception: February 6th from 6pm–9pm
TRANSITION is an ambitious exhibition of large paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture and installation work that describe Johnson’s latest visions from the past, present, and future. The works begin as a continuation of thoughts and ideas centered on personal history and identity but transitions into a realm of spirituality and psychedelic mysticism.
Gallery Hours: Fridays 1pm–5pm or by appointment
Artist Talk: February 26th from 7pm–9pm
Johnson was raised on a fruit and flower farm in Nippenose Valley. He received his BFA from Tyler School of Art of Temple University, before going on to get his MFA in print, paper and book arts from Syracuse University. Johnson’s work is included in several collections both regionally and internationally including the State Museum of Pennsylvania, the Taubman Museum of Art in Roanoke, Virginia, and the Servais Collection in Brussels, Belgium. Johnson teaches drawing and printmaking at Lycoming College and works full time in his studio making art about culture, folklore, and survival.
Opening Reception: April 3rd from 6pm–9pm
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Mixed-media exhibition by artists Brooke Elizebeth, Angela Nichols, Matthew Parrish, & Todd Rice.
Brooke Elizebeth is a chanteuse who channels the energy of mathematical theory through her painting. She is a seeker of serenity and portrays her love of geometric pattern on the canvas as an act of prayer.
Angela Nichols is a Lycoming College graduate. Angela’s photography has been featured on the cover of The Great Stream Review and awarded prizes in the Lewisburg, PA art festival. The black & white and hand-painted photography shown in esoterica are explorations in the subtle beauty and tension that exists in sibling relationships and childhood friendships.
Matthew Parrish has a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the University of the Arts and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Lycoming College. Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, he lives and works in Williamsport, Pennsylvania with his wife, Liz, who is a fantastic artist.
Todd Rice is a Williamsport native. He has been dabbling in the field of fine arts for about 30 years. He enjoys painting and sculpting, and uses a lot of recycled materials in his sculpture and, sometimes, in his painting.
Susquehanna River Arts
Opening Reception: May 2nd from 2pm–8pm (MAYFEST)
Mixed-media group exhibition of works from participating members of Susquehanna River Arts: Sara Baker, Robert Brown, Joan McCarty, Annie Barnhardt, Sara Mika, William Whitmoyer, Glen Klein, Jeff McGreevy, Abigail Kurecian,Gail Fox, Susan Fulginiti, Rita Millard, Donna Shaffer, Heidi Brandt. “Grounded in the belief that art shapes both the spirit and vitality of a community; the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau created Susquehanna River Arts. By showcasing the works of local artists, the Susquehanna River Arts project not only highlights the cultural assets of our region, but fosters an appreciation of both our communities and our heritage.” In conjunction with the exhibition, Columbia-Montour Visitor’s Bureau will also be offering a taste of regional foods and spirits … The Farmhouse at the Inn at Turkey Hill, Turkey Hill Brewing Company Pub & Grille, Fog and Flame Craft Coffee & Espresso Bar, Colonel Ricketts Hard Cider Winery, & Freas Farm Winery.
Pajama Factory Artist-In-Residence
Residency: June and/or July 2015
Opening Reception: July 29th from 6pm–9pm
One-night only exhibition of artwork from the participants of the 2015 Pajama Factory Artists-In-Residence program. The show is the culmination of work created by the following residents over a one or two-month residency during June & July: Andrea Burgay, Emily Green, Carol Isaak, Lyric Prince, Emma Steinkraus, and Ross Tyger.
Opening Reception: August 7th from 6pm–9pm
Figuratively Speaking is an exploration of the human form through portraiture and figure work in a variety of mediums (graphite, oil, and acrylic) by artists Daniel Berberich and Angela Messina.
Regional Student Exhibit
Opening Reception: September 4th from 6pm–9pm
A showcase of fine art students’ artwork from Bucknell and Bloomsburg Universities and Lycoming College. This exhibition culminates in an end of the month Portfolio Review Day for regional high school students to share their art portfolios with representatives from Bloomsburg University and Lycoming College’s fine art departments.
Wood On Glass
Opening Reception: November 6th from 6pm–9pm
Factory Works Gallery, along with Williamsport Community Darkroom, Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania, Northcentral Pennsylvania Conservancy, and Lycoming County, will co-host “Wood On Glass”, an exhibit of 19th century lumbering photos by William T. Clarke.
“Wood on Glass” began as an exhibit on display at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in the Spring of 2011. It consists of photographs by little known and long forgotten itinerant photographer William T. Clarke (1859-1930), a Rochester, NY native who chronicled the lumber industry and its dramatic impact on north central Pennsylvania during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Clarke’s images graphically illustrate the epic transformation of the Commonwealth’s forests and ways of life between ca. 1890 and 1917 in Potter, McKean and Clinton Counties. Now a traveling exhibit of 23 images, it will be shown in it’s entirety for the first time in Lycoming County.
Clarke’s evocative legacy is showcased in “Wood on Glass” with custom prints made from glass plate negatives is now mostly housed at the Pennsylvania State Archives and others in private hands. Produced in-house by The State Museum, the “Wood on Glass” exhibit was co-curated by Archivist Linda Ries with photo historians Ronald E. Ostman and Harry Littell who served as Scholars-in-Residence at the State Archives in 2005 to document Clarke’s photography. Since discovering a cache of Clarke’s original glass plate negatives in upstate New York, Ostman and Littell—whose work on Clarke has been featured in the magazine Smithsonian—have collaborated to draw attention to the photographer’s collections and are authoring a book to interpret the photographer’s vast visual legacy.
A few years ago, the Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania, Inc, a historical preservation and outdoor recreation organization, acquired the exhibit from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to make it available to the people of the region.
Michael S. Wennin, Executive Director of the Lumber Heritage Region will give a gallery talk at 7 pm and have cameras of the late 19th and early 20th centuries on display. Wennin will describe the process of the large-format, dry-plate photograph process and will demonstrate the 1901 Korona Dry Plate Field Camera like the one used by Clarke.
Anonymousish: Photographs by Miles Foreman
Opening Reception: December 4th from 6pm–9pm
Dozens of Miles Foreman’s photographs will be on display. The exhibit will show photographs from Miles’s zines and other collections he created. For an extensive view of his work, please check out the website: http://www.anonymousish.com/photo-exhibit-dec-2015-pj-factory/