Clos­ing re­cep­tion an­nounced for art ex­hibit.

Northern Berks Patriot Item - - FRONT PAGE - From Emily A. Branch

A clos­ing re­cep­tion for “Su­san Biebuyck & Friends” is sched­uled for Feb. 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Miller Gallery lo­cated in the main lobby of his­toric Fran­cis Hall on Alver­nia’s Main Cam­pus, 400 Saint Ber­na­dine Street, Read­ing, PA 19607.

In­vited to show­case her new work in a solo ex­hibit, Biebuyck, who serves as gallery di­rec­tor and cu­ra­tor for Stu­dio B Fine Art Gallery in Boy­er­town in­stead in­vited the “trea­sure trove of artist friends” who in­spire her to ex­hibit with her, ex­plain­ing, “I am truly de­lighted to have my friends ex­hibit­ing with me. I re­ally en­joy the fam­ily of artists in this com­mu­nity who of­fer not only sup­port but gen­er­ate a kin­ship of cre­ativ­ity.” In­vited Artists: Suzanne Fel­lows is a Gog­gleWorks artist and pro­fes­sor of art at Read­ing Area Com­mu­nity Col­lege. Biebuyck says, “I reg­u­larly en­ter­tain thoughts with Suzanne Fel­lows who has a del­i­cate sense of the world. She re­cently used her work to save ele­phants in Africa with the “99 Ele­phants a Day” project. This year she’s moved on to crea­tures with which she shares her gar­den.”

Kris­ten Wood­ward is a pro­fes­sor of art at Al­bright Col­lege and board mem­ber of the Hu­mane So­ci­ety of Berks County. Wood­ward’s work is ex­hib­ited across the United States and abroad and of­fers Biebuyck con­stant les­sons in art his­tory and cur­rent trends in­clud­ing com­men­tary on guns and vi­o­lence and en­cour­ag­ing com­pas­sion to­wards all of hu­man­ity and an­i­mals.

Biebuyck rec­og­nized the tal­ents of An­gela Faust Izzo in a wa­ter­color class at Kutz­town Univer­sity over 20 years ago. Sev­eral years ago when Izzo brought work to en­ter an ex­hibit at Stu­dio B, they re-es­tab­lished their friend­ship, rec­og­niz­ing a sim­i­lar love of hu­mor that Izzo fea­tures in her work. Izzo, a wife and mother of four chil­dren, is em­ployed by Gate­way Tick­et­ing and teaches wa­ter­color and oil paint­ing classes at Stu­dio B.

Over sev­eral years Biebuyck has watched the blos­som­ing tal­ents of Devon Stack­o­nis, a se­nior art stu­dent at Kutz­town Univer­sity. Stack­o­nis ex­hibits reg­u­larly at Stu­dio B and show­cases mul­ti­ple tal­ents in art, mu­sic, and dance. Biebuyck sees her younger en­ergy in Stack­o­nis as an emerg­ing artist al­ready re­ceiv­ing glow­ing re­views for her work in paint­ing and print­mak­ing. About Biebuyck: Biebuyck’s own work for the ex­hibit cen­ters on two new ideas. She has been paint­ing on re­cy­cled food con­tain­ers as a nod to en­vi­ron­men­tal aware­ness while bor­row­ing the rich color and shapes that in­ten­sify her work. An ice cream cone painted on a Chee­tos box ex­em­pli­fies this ap­proach.

Su­san of­fers her sec­ond genre of work as a se­ri­ous group of paint­ings. Mostly oil on alu­minum, these pieces high­light our cul­tural re­la­tion­ship with art. She uses ap­pro­pri­a­tion and gives a nod to some of her fa­vorite mod­ern artists.

Bieubyck was an in­au­gu­ral Gog­gleWorks stu­dio artist from 2005-2012. Her work has trav­eled to 11 coun­tries. She has at­tended and ex­hib­ited in the 2013 Am­s­ter­dam Fringe Fes­ti­val and the 2014 New Zealand Fringe Fes­ti­val. She cu­rates and ex­hibits an­nu­ally since 2010 in the Twin Cities cul­tural ex­change between Read­ing, PA and Reut­lin­gen, Ger­many.

For ques­tions or di­rec­tions, con­tact Peter Ramp­son, 610-796-8330. The Miller Gallery is open Mon­day through Satur­day, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

“Spot On” oil on alu­minum by S. Biebuyck

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

“Sea foam Green Mixer” oil on King Arthur Flour Bag by S.Biebuyck

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