GATLINBURG, Tenn. – GoggleWorks Center for the Arts has announced the partnership with Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, The Center for Art in Wood, and The Clay Studio to mount the exhibition, Permanent Residency on display June 8-Aug. 26 at Goggleworks.
The exhibition will feature work curated from these organizations’ permanent collections and made by national or international artists who have participated in each of their artist-in-residence programs.
Permanent Residency project will culminate in a symposium Aug. 10, which will gather a summit of national artists and organizational leaders who have developed renowned residency programs.
With support from the John and Robyn Horn Foundation, GoggleWorks selected Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, The Center for Art in Wood, and The Clay Studio because they have developed residency programs of widespread acclaim. Each organization curated work of exceptional quality that demonstrates the unique and collective values of their program—collaboration, experimentation, cross-disciplinary making, and academic research are among the key concepts.
Permanent Residency also contextualizes the launch of GoggleWorks’ own inaugural international residency program, which will offer housing, studio space, materials, and a capstone exhibition to artists Bartosz Beda, Joseph Cavalieri, and Karina Mago.
About GoggleWorks Center for the Arts:
Located in the former Willson Safety Products factory, GoggleWorks is the largest center of its kind in the U.S. The five-story, 145,000-square-foot complex features six large teaching studios in ceramics, hot and warm glass, metalsmithing, photography, and woodworking; 35 juried studios for artists and makers working in a variety of mediums; and dozens of music, arts, and other cultural organizations. The complex also includes several major exhibition galleries, a 131-seat theatre, a cafe and Store featuring the work of over 200 artists from GoggleWorks and beyond. Visit GoggleWorks at 201 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601 at goggleworks.org.
About the Organizational Partners:
Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is a place, an opportunity, and an experience. In 2012, the historic campus marked its 100th year as a place of education. The original summer craft programs evolved into the extensive summer and fall course offerings of more than 150 workshops in contemporary art and crafts. Through workshops, symposia, galleries, ten studios, the resource center, and the residency program Arrowmont continues its mission of craft education and support for artists. www.arrowmont.org
The Center for Art in Wood nurtures and promotes the innovation of art in wood through collaborative residencies, exhibitions, education and documentation. The Center also maintains an inspirational collection and a research library to enhance the understanding and appreciation of the art. The institution has been widely recognized as one of the most valuable resources for the education, preservation, and promotion of the field of art made from wood. www.centerforartinwood.org
The Clay Studio inspires curiosity and discovery around the art and craft of clay, drawing together students, artists, and an engaged public into a welcoming community. Every day, in classrooms, studios, galleries, and neighborhoods, they seek to deepen the connection between people and clay with the highest quality programs and exhibitions. Founded in 1974, the institution continues in the belief that shared creativity, fundamental to humanity, is a critical force for good. www.theclaystudio.org.
Director of Marketing, GoggleWorks