Stu­dio B an­nounces open­ing of ‘Farm to Ta­ble’ ex­hibit

The Community Connection - - ENTERTAINMENT - From Emily A. Branch Stu­dio B

Stu­dio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A E. Philadel­phia Ave., Boy­er­town, an­nounces the open­ing of “Farm to Ta­ble,” the stu­dio’s 11th an­nual ex­hibit cel­e­brat­ing the area’s agri­cul­tural roots.

The ex­hibit opens Jan. 18 with a re­cep­tion from 5 to 8 p.m. and runs through March 12. The ex­hi­bi­tion and open­ing re­cep­tion are free and open to the pub­lic.

The ex­hibit, fondly known among the gallery’s artists and pa­trons as “The Farm,” is the stu­dio’s most pop­u­lar ex­hibit and takes a slightly dif­fer­ent ap­proach each year. This year gallery di­rec­tor Su­san Biebuyck added food art to the ex­hibit’s fo­cus high­light­ing her view that “in the end, it’s all about the food.”

“This year we want to ac­knowl­edge the sup­port of our Penn­syl­va­nia leg­is­la­tors in nam­ing Penn­syl­va­nia Coun­cil on the Arts as the spon­sor of the ex­hibit,” ex­plained Jane Stahl, Di­rec­tor of Com­mu­nity Re­la­tions.

“In 2007, Penn­syl­va­nia Coun­cil on the Arts funded our fledg­ling ef­forts to pro­mote art and our lo­cal artists. The Arts and Ac­tiv­i­ties Al­liance was added as a 5thcom­mit­tee of Build­ing a Bet­ter Boy­er­town,” she con­tin­ued.

“Our first year we staged a few exhibits along Boy­er­town’s streets, of­fered some classes and work­shops, and took field trips to sev­eral artists stu­dios. A lit­tle over a year later Stu­dio B opened and staged its first ex­hibit dur­ing Boy­er­town’s an­nual Hol­i­day Open House Tour.”

“Penn­syl­va­nia Coun­cil on the Arts has con­tin­ued its sup­port for our ef­forts; we are grate­ful that our leg­is­la­tors rec­og­nize the im­por­tant of the arts and cul­ture in our com­mu­ni­ties in main­tain­ing qual­ity of life and eco­nomic se­cu­rity,” she Schlosser ex­plains that con­cluded. her teach­ing in­spires her

Prizes will be awarded art­work, open­ing her mid on Fri­day night, in­clud­ing to un­lim­ited cre­ative po­ten­tials the cov­eted “Best In Show,” and ex­plo­ration. Mix­ing which nets the win­ner a linocut print­mak­ing on cash prize as well as a fea­tured painted silk is one ex­am­ple. spot dur­ing the agri­cul­tur­ally / en­vi­ron­men­tally themed Cen­tral to her work is mak­ing the in­vis­i­ble, vis­i­ble ex­hibit in 2020. — mak­ing what can

In 2018, the ex­hibit was be seen only with a mi­cro­scope ti­tled “Farm/Earth” com­bin­ing or vi­su­al­iz­ing a con­cept “The Farm” with through her art. What the an­nual April show cel­e­brat­ing mat­ters most to Schlosser is the en­vi­ron­ment the op­por­tu­nity to thought­fully to make room in the sched­ule move the ob­server. for an ex­hibit en­ti­tled Schlosser ex­plains, “With “Wheels” that re­ceived a ‘No Chick­ens Al­lowed” I grant award from Berks mock sub­ur­ban reg­u­la­tions County Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion. for­bid­ding own­er­ship of pet chick­ens by pre­sent­ing a

Joanne Schlosser was door­way with a wild bird awarded Best in Show in seated on top eat­ing seeds 2018 for her mixed me­dia pro­vided by res­i­dents.” piece “No Chick­ens Al­lowed.” In a re­lief sculp­ture Schlosser is an ad­junct cre­ated with dec­o­ra­tive fac­ulty mem­ber of­fer­ing boxes of ink draw­ings on a art classes at Read­ing stretched can­vas that con­tin­ues Area Com­mu­nity Col­lege the ink de­signs onto and has been a loyal mem­ber the can­vas, the piece vi­su­al­izes of Stu­dio B since the the soul­ful beauty of stu­dio opened in 2008. jazz mu­sic.

“Farm to Ta­ble” is be­ing ju­ried by Shelbi R. Stoneback. Stoneback comes from a fam­ily of artists and stud­ied as a met­al­smith for over 20 years. She is on the Board of Trus­tees of The Baum School of Art and Vice Pres­i­dent of the Board of Di­rec­tors of Heal­ing Through the Arts.

“We are al­ways very ex­cited to see what our artists bring to this show,” noted Biebuyck. “They have wowed us with their in­no­va­tion and fresh takes on the tra­di­tional sub­jects of agri­cul­ture and farm­ing. And, as a ‘foodie’ my­self, I’m ea­ger to see our artists take on this year’s theme.”

Visit the stu­dio’s web­site www.stu­diobbb.org or Stu­dio B on Face­book.

Do­na­tions to Stu­dio B are tax de­ductible; Stu­dio B is the home of the Arts and Ac­tiv­i­ties Al­liance, a com­mit­tee of Build­ing a Bet­ter Boy­er­town, a 501c3 or­ga­ni­za­tion.

Con­tact Jane Stahl, 610563-7879, janeEs­[email protected]­cast.net or Su­san Biebuyck, 484-332-2757, sue­[email protected] net for de­tails, to dis­cuss do­na­tions to­ward prizes dur­ing the ex­hibit, or fu­ture spon­sor­ship of an ex­hibit.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Joanne Schlosser, “No Chick­ens Al­lowed,” mixed me­dia as­sem­blage will be on dis­play in Boy­er­town.

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