READING, PA – March 5, 2019 – GoggleWorks Center for the Arts (GoggleWorks) will host a major exhibition of members of the Philadelphia/TriState chapter of the national nonprofit group Artists Equity. The group is celebrating its 70th anniversary with a major exhibit in GoggleWorks’ Irvin and Lois E. Cohen Galleries. Artwork will include paintings, collage, mixed media, ceramics, and photography, juried by award winning critic Neysa Grassi.
An opening reception will coincide with the Spotlight Night at GoggleWorks on March 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm. The event, sponsored by Pathstones by Phoebe, will also a feature musical performance by Woz, a multi-instrumentalist who has toured and recorded extensively since the 1980s and scored music for dance, film, radio, and television. Spotlight Night also includes the closing reception of the Berks County Art Educators’ Exhibit in the Schmidt Gallery along with free appetizers and other activities.
The juror, Neysa Grassi is a faculty critic in the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts’ (PAFA) Post Baccalaureate and MFA programs. A graduate of PAFA’s Certificate program, she has won numerous awards, including a Pew Fellowship in the Arts, a Works on Paper Fellowship from the Ballinglen Arts Foundation in Ireland and a Residency Award from the Fundación Valparaíso in Mojácar, Spain. Grassi is currently represented by Locks Gallery in Philadelphia, where she has had numerous solo exhibitions. Her work is represented in collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University and Blue Cross of Pennsylvania.
About GoggleWorks Center for the Arts:
GoggleWorks, located in the former Willson Goggle Factory Building, is the largest center of its kind in the country. The city-block sized complex features eight large teaching studios in ceramics, hot and warm glass, metalsmithing, photography, printmaking, woodworking, and now virtual reality; 39 juried artist studios; exhibition galleries; Belly Kitchen + Drinkery restaurant; a retail store; and the Boscov Film Theatre. GoggleWorks supports artists and audiences through year round arts education and offers a robust schedule of exhibitions, community programs, and events. The art center is open daily from 9am-9pm; admission and parking are always free. Plan your visit at www.goggleworks.org.
About Philadelphia TriState Artists Equity:
Artists Equity was founded in 1949 as part of a national non-profit organization for professional fine artists. Artists Equity championed improved working conditions for artists, as well as the protection and expansion of artists’ rights. In 1997, the Philadelphia Chapter voted to become an independent organization to better serve the needs of its members and community. The chapter sponsors two juried members’ exhibits each year, as well as events that serve to build the artistic community. Members include professional artists whose work is shown in museums, galleries and juried shows. www.artistsequity.org
About Pathstones by Phoebe:
Pathstones by Phoebe, a continuing care at home program, offers a new option in senior living. The life care program empowers independent, healthy older adults to stay in their homes even as their health needs change. Pathstones is a membership-based program evolving from the 115 year legacy of care provided by Phoebe Ministries. Members enjoy a unique combination of the best aspects of a continuing care retirement community, long term care insurance, and senior care management all personally delivered wherever they call home—for life. www.pathstonesbyphoebe.org