Studio B announces opening of ‘Farm to Table’ exhibit
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/environmentallythemed 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.
Joanne Schlosser, “No Chickens Allowed,” mixed media assemblage will be on display in Boyertown.