The Studio B Fine Art Gallery in Boyertown opens “Flora and Fauna” – an art exhibition about the earth, the ecosystem and all life on it – on January 28 from 5 to 7 p.m
The exhibition is sponsored by Suzanne Biesecker through the Effenesse Foundation and runs until April 17th.
The art of Mother Nature and all expressions on the planet – home, life, health, politics, race, religion, environment, gender, diet, industry, landscape or anything in the universe – are open to artists’ interpretation. Art in all mediums from oil, pencil and watercolor to clay, glass and fiber will be represented. This annual exhibition celebrating the environment features dozens of local artists and features a range of styles.
A virtual tour and awards ceremony will take place between 6pm and 7pm on Facebook LIVE and will be archived as a Facebook event and on YouTube following the opening. Amy Muzopappa of Muzo Media Productions will host the art tour.
The judge who selects the exhibition awards is Karen Palcho – artist, educator, gardener and fermenter – whose interests are rooted in transforming earth-based resources and plants into beautiful, tasty and useful things. She founded Karen’s Botanicals Natural Skin and Body Care Products and is co-owner of Nu-Art Graphics-Industrial Screen Printing and Die Cutting based in West Chester.
Several awards are sponsored in memory of sponsors and artists recently lost by Studio B: Nancy Boyer, Mary Lou Haddad, Bob Misko, Bonnie Wren and Ineke van Werkhoven. Sponsors include Frecon Farms, LLC; Jamie and Jeff Cascino; Glick’s greenhouse; State Theater Preservation Society; and Linda and Jack Lignelli;
Studio B is located at 39A East Philadelphia Ave. in Boyertown and is home to the Arts and Activities Alliance, a committee of Building a Better Boyertown, a nonprofit Main Street program dedicated to small town revitalization.
Celebrating lifelong learning, creativity and personal engagement in the visual and communication arts, Studio B aims to be a dynamic part of the Boyertown community, a popular destination for learning, fun and friendship. The studio seeks to showcase the work of visual artists in themed exhibitions – some juried, others open to all – and welcomes art in multiple mediums. In addition to art exhibitions, workshops and classes, Studio B also hosts activities and informal gatherings on various themes for small groups or meetings, gallery talks and socializing opportunities.
Visitors are always welcome to view the changing exhibits; take classes in the visual, literary and communication arts offered by highly qualified local artists and teachers; and plan small events or parties in its elegant setting. The studio proudly works with the many unique businesses in the Boyertown community.