FSU Art MFAs Haley Lauw (2015) and Erik Pedersen (2017) have been invited to attend two-month summer residencies at the Pajama Factory in Williamsport, PA.
Originally built between 1883 and 1919, The Pajama Factory has a storied past involving a lot of rubber goods, Keds shoes, pajamas, short shorts, line dancing, wilderness outfitters, and at least one nightclub. In 1951, it briefly became the largest pajama factory in the world. It’s been owned by the Lycoming Rubber Company, the Weldon Pajama Company, and a guy named Ray, who renamed the facility RAYTOWN in the 1980s.
Today, The Pajama Factory is home to a diverse creative community—established and emerging artists, small businesses and entrepreneurs, craftspeople, and community organizations—working in close proximity to each other and engaging the greater Williamsport community.
During their residencies, Haley and Erik will meet artists from around the region, participate in studio visits, run community workshops, and present guest lectures at local universities.
Their work will be exhibited at the Pajama Factory in July.