A round of applause is in order for our very own Emily Christensen. A reception will be held tomorrow for “Collision Cross Section,” an exhibition of contemporary art she curated at The GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, the largest non-profit arts center of its kind in the country. The show has been in planning for over a year, and Christensen travelled back and forth from New York to Reading, PA since starting with us at SLS&Associates in June.
Collision Cross Section, a contemporary exhibition, features works created by eight artists from Greater Reading, nearby urban areas including New York City and Pittsburgh, and international cities.
The Cohen Gallery, GoggleWorks Center for the Arts, has been reconfigured to showcase works by KT Tierney (North Braddock, PA), Maya Kramer (Shanghai, China), Myriam Mechita (Berlin, New York) Bill Abdale (Brooklyn, NY) Michael Berube (New York, NY) Kristen Egan (Kempton, PA) Petros Pappalas (New York, NY), and Brent Collins (Reading, PA) in eight distinct installations.
The title explores GoggleWorks as a vital place for the dynamic exchange of new art while touching upon the idea of public arts center, and art in general, as catalysts for positive change in a struggling economy, with an emphasis on the connection of the artist to community.