Boyertown's Studio B Fine Art Gallery to Host Opening of "eARTh & Climate" Exhibit


Contrast of Earth & Sky, oil by Robert Seabourne

by Jane Stahl

Boyertown, PA. Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue in Boyertown, PA, announces the opening of “eARTh & Climate,” the gallery’s annual exhibit featuring the environment, beginning January 26, 2024, with an Awards Reception from 5-7 p.m. The exhibit continues through April 21, 2024. A virtual tour and the awards ceremony will be available on Facebook LIVE during the opening.

Sunflower Garden, acrylic by Judy Lupas

“The exhibit offers a broad and open discussion about our earth, its ecosystem and life on it. Mother Nature’s art and all expressions on our planet, of home, life, health, politics, race, religion, environment, gender, diet, industry, landscape, or anything in the universe was open for artistic response in all media and genre of art,” notes gallery director Susan Biebuyck. “Responses that encourage our need to respect and care for Mother Earth are an important part of this exhibit.”

Top: Reclamation, photograph by Jay Ressler
Bottom: Black Sun at Table Mountain, solarized photograph by Jay Ressler

Juror for the exhibit is Ryan Fretz of Ryan Fretz Arts, Earth Artist and longtime fixture of the Mt. Gretna, PA, community with a BFA from Kutztown University. Working in multiple mediums, Ryan’s work seeks a synthesis between Fine Art, landscape design, and the natural world.

In addition, Biebuyck has challenged artists to create work for a unique fundraiser for the studio: One of the studio’s walls showcases 8” x 8” squares of art in any medium and priced at $40. Patrons can take the work with them after purchase—right off the wall, no waiting!

Studio B:

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.

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