Image: Erika Stearly, “410 Castle Place No. 01”, 2020, Watercolor and acrylic painting on paper
Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, announces the virtual opening on Thursday, October 22, 2020, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. on Facebook LIVE of a fine art exhibit celebrating women in the arts and 100 years of the women’s right to vote entitled “Still Roaring 2020.”
Studio B Fine Art Gallery’s exhibit “Still Roaring 2020,” a Speakeasy opening, will showcase fine art in all media from local women artists who embody the spirit of feminism found in the Flappers of 1920.
Participating artists are Lizzie Beetles, Susan Biebuyck, Anne Chase, Suzanne Fellows, Angela Izzo, Kachina Leigh, Michelle Neifert, Kate Perkins, Karen Palcho, Abby Ryder, Erika Stearly, Kristen Woodward, and Daniella Yacono.
“We welcome you to pour some hooch, put on your flapper dress or pinstripes, and join our Speakeasy opening on Facebook LIVE,” Susan Biebuyck, Studio B’s gallery director encouraged.
The exhibit will run from October 22, 2020, through December 27, 2020, and is free and open to the public.
Flappers of the 1920’s, considered the first generation of independent American women, embraced their equality and full humanity with spunk and unbounded energy. They pushed against tradition artistically to exert their freedom of expression. They raised their voices to mark their place in the political arena. They joined the workforce in increasing numbers and exerted their power as consumers.
And while the passage of the 19th Amendment gave women the vote in 1920, women today continue to work to benefit fully from the changes set in motion 100 years ago.
Studio B Fine Art Gallery is open for in-person viewing of the exhibit every Sunday, 12:00-2:00 p.m. and by appointment by contacting Susan Biebuyck, 484-332-2757 or Jane Stahl, 610-563-7879.
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.