Local historian, former public school English teacher, writer, presenter, potter, and fine art painter, Bob Wood announced his spring schedule of informal discussions of local history at Studio B Art Gallery on Sundays from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. (Please note the new start time.)
Wood has published 4 books of local history that he offers for sale. He is a popular presenter among groups dedicated to preserving local history; his articles appear in assorted publications.
Wood serves as Gallery Adjunct at Studio B. In addition to hosting his popular history talks, his varied roles include funding support of exhibits of emerging artists along with his own artwork and the artwork of his wife Sandy Wood—longtime Boyertown Area School District art instructor; assistance in staging exhibits of local artists at local businesses; facilitating poetry readings and book signings; and participation in community events.
The new dates added are
May 19: New Findings on the Methods of Casting Cannons at Warwick and Hopewell Furnaces for the Revolutionary War
June 2: Kitchen and Field Gardens—Until the mid-twentieth century, almost every householder was a gardener—a talk centered on local practices.
June 9: Log Houses In the 18th and 19th centuries, oak logs were a primary building material for houses and other structures. A discussion of methods and practices.
Studio B receives state arts funding support through a grantfrom the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Studio B, located in the heart of historic Boyertown, is the home of the Arts and Activities Alliance, a committee of Building a Better Boyertown, a nonprofit Main Street program dedicated to revitalizing small towns.
Studio B celebrates lifelong learning, creativity and personal involvement in the visual and communication arts and seeks to be a dynamic part of Boyertown community, a “go to” destination for learning, fun and friendship. The studio seeks to showcase the work of fine artists in themed exhibits—some juried, some open to all—and welcomes art in diverse media. In addition to art exhibits, workshops, and classes, Studio B also hosts activities and informal gatherings on assorted topics for small groups or meetings, gallery talks, and “Getting to Know You” opportunities.
Visitors are always welcome to view the changing exhibits; take lessons in the visual, literary, and communication arts offered by highly-trained local artists and teachers; and schedule small events or parties in its elegant facility. The studio proudly collaborates with the many unique businesses in the Boyertown community.