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Studio B to Host Opening Reception for “Abstract, Impressionism & Reality”

by Studio B Fine Art Gallery

Studio B to Host Opening Reception for “Abstract, Impressionism & Reality”

Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, announces a fine art opening titled “Abstract, Impressionism & Reality” on Friday, August 27, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. The exhibit runs through November 28, 2021.

The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public; all COVID safety protocols will be observed during the in-person reception. In addition, the gallery invites visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-2 p.m. or by appointment by contacting Susan Biebuyck, [email protected], 484-332-2757 or Jane Stahl, [email protected], 610-563-7879.

A virtual opening on Facebook LIVE will run at 6:00 p.m. when awards are announced and a brief video tour of the exhibit will showcase the artwork and artists in attendance.

Michelle Niefert, juror for the exhibit, holds a BFA in Printmaking and has studied at Kutztown University, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia and the Baum School of Art, Allentown. Niefert’s work is typically broken into two lines: abstract expressionism and impressionist landscape. Her art is about color and emotion, motivated by her true love of paint itself. “My calling is to create color that resonates with the viewer, stirring memories and feelings,” she explains.

“Inspired by these three well-versed genres of art–Abstract, Impressionism, and Reality—we are providing a chance for our local artists to showcase the breadth and diversity of talent we have exhibiting in our gallery,” noted Susan Biebuyck, Studio B’s gallery director.

“We know everyone has their own thing; and whether they are passionate about realism or want to jump off the edge and splash completely into abstract, we have invited our artists to show us their many talents in this show in all media,” she added.

“I’m especially excited about this exhibit,” added Jane Stahl, Director of Community Relations. “While I am drawn to art that features a little bit of all three styles, I do need a better understanding of abstract art. Just saying ‘I like it’ isn’t satisfying; I need to understand the artistic elements behind its appeal. I’ll be inviting the artists to share their thoughts and intentions on future ‘B Inspired’ podcasts. Stay tuned!” she concluded.

An exhibit of new work by artist Marilyn Fox will be featured in the studio’s Grey Gallery and run through October 17, 2021. Fox has served as gallery director, and arts administrator at Penn State Berks, Reading, PA, for 20 years.

As COVID hit, Fox has worked remotely curating exhibits in seven virtual galleries, and with more time to paint, she has completed over 30 works of art and was invited to participate on ABC’s Tamron Hall Show. The invitation led to an introduction to artist/collector Guy Stanley Philoche, NYC, who purchased one of her paintings live on air. Fox continues to paint expressive, non-objective paintings in her Kutztown studio.

Beginning October 24, 2021, and running through November 28, 2021, Studio B will host an exhibit in the Grey Gallery entitled “Prison Art and Experience”; the artwork is represented by Richard A. Guy, exhibited on loan, and not for sale, trade, or exchange.

Studio B Art Gallery, 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.