Thursday, April 9, 2009

Volunteers Needed!

Please volunteer a few hours a month to "sit the studio." Contact Angie to offer your time: on Fridays from 5-7 or Saturdays 11-3. 

Join Us!

Consider joining our Arts and Activities Alliance committee. We meet the last Monday of each month at Studio B at 7:00 p.m. 
We've got a lot going. Exciting news to share at our next meeting includes a mural project, a collaboration with Greshville Antiques and Fine Art, and updates about coming shows and summertime activities at the studio. 
We're looking forward to Terra Firma, Clay on Main at Studio B, Linda Austerberry and Bob Bitts, a Dave Larson Retrospective, Art Splash, a small works show...and lots more.

Many Natural Talents Displayed

An amazing variety of media are part of our student show! 

Meet Our Members: Couldn't Do It without Ya!

Angela Namowicz (left), jewelry artist and teacher at Studio B, and Carrie Keplinger organize volunteers and assist in mounting exhibits and staffing the studio. 

A Great Time for All

Natural Talents Exhibit Closes April 14, 2009

Directors Chat at Opening

Amanda Condict (center), Director of Education at Studio B; Susan Biebuyck (left), Gallery Director; and volunteer C. Anne Benfield share their enthusiasm with one another during the opening of "Natural Talents" which attracted wall-to-wall art lovers, students and their parents. 

Best in Show: Amy Kline, senior, Boyertown High School

Jurors Peg and Glen Spiers chose BASH senior Amy Kline's computer graphic as Best in Show. 
Twelve schools representing 4 school districts submitted student work. Over a dozen school districts were invited to participate. 
A few teachers shared a few of their pieces which we displayed in the window.

My How Time Flies...

...when we're having fun! We've had tons of fun and lots to do since my last posting. We entertained the Lions Club for dinner; mounted "Natural Talents," our student show, and welcomed wall-to-wall visitors during the opening reception, March 20.

The quality of the student art and the diversity in style and medium are impressive. Seasoned artist Bob Williams was inspired by the creativity the young' uns demonstrated.  
We're in the middle of our second round of art classes and have welcomed renowned artist Peter Schnore to our faculty. A writing class was offered this second round but we failed to attract enough students to run it. We'll try, try again! 
And I'm still hoping Jodi, poet and coordinator of our Open Mic Poetry group, will offer a class one of these days. And Bob Wood and Ray Fulmer....
We're putting together our summer schedule to include a collaboration with the library. And we're investigating ways to collaborate with Boyertown schools; Creative Minds Montessori School, Route 100; the YMCA; and St. John's preschool, Sunday School and summer programs.
The more the merrier!