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Studio B, Boyertown Hosts Jennifer Frecon Smith in an “Art Inspires Music” Recital

By Studio B

Oct 05, 2020

Studio B, Boyertown proudly announces that Jennifer Frecon Smith will feature her own original compositions inspired by the artwork of member artists currently on exhibit at the studio in the studio’s fourth “Friday Night LIVE at the B!” Facebook event on October 16, 2020, from 7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Five years ago Smith started a creative project for her piano students that involved the fusion of music and art. She was looking for a way to encourage some creativity in their practice and started building on this concept during the summer months with students that were interested in piano composition.

“Through this exercise students are able to tap into their imagination and create a ‘sound picture’ to match their interpretation of the art. The application of theory and technique in designing their composition enhances their skills while blending creativity with structure—an important tactic we all need in life,” Smith offered.

On October 16, Smith will be demonstrating the process of composition with art at Studio B in Boyertown, PA. She will break down the music and how it reflects the art with texture, emotion and style. Due to COVID restrictions, students will not be performing at the October event.

“COVID has presented an opportunity for Jen to describe the project more fully and showcase her own talent as well,” Jane Stahl, Director of Community Relations explained.

“I love this event,” noted Stahl, “and didn’t want to lose it. Studio B exists for exactly this kind of event—supporting the arts, the education of children and adults, and adding to the cultural events offered by the community,” she added.

 “I’m so very impressed with the creativity involved in this project and the opportunity to encourage budding composers. As a teacher myself, I’m inspired by Jen’s ability to encourage and direct her students to combine the arts in this skillful and highly professional way. And I’m delighted that this year’s event can be seen in the comfort of our audiences’ homes—either LIVE or at their convenience. Visit Studio B Art Gallery on Facebook to join us LIVE or view the event at another time,” she concluded. Member artists featured for this event include Lynn Millar, Barrie Maguire, and Elaine Soltis.

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. Visit www.studiobbb.org or Studio B on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StudioB.Boyertown.

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