“Agony and Ecstasy,” a juried exhibit combining visual and literary fine art, opening Friday, Feb. 21, at Studio B, Boyertown’s Fine Art Gallery. This exhibition will accept the work of fine artists on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, from 10 a.m.to 6 p.m. at the studio, 39A East Philadelphia Avenue, Boyertown,
The exhibit will run until Saturday, March 15.
The studio is looking for artwork in any medium that depicts moments of great joy and/or great sorrow.
In Phase One, writers of prose and poetry offered submissions that have been included in a book designed by Studio B’s Gallery Director Susan Biebuyck and edited by Director of Community Relations Jane Stahl and Sandra Williams. The book features several dozen writers and includes artwork created by some of Studio B’s most talented artists.
In the exhibit, the written work will be on display along with the visual art and the books will be available for sale. At the opening, writers and artists will be invited to speak.
Sandra and Robert Williams, jurors for exhibit, look forward to meeting the writers and artists. Sandra, a writer and teacher, chose and prepared the written work for submission; her husband, fine artist Robert L. Williams, will serve as juror for the visual art.
The theme of the exhibit was forwarded by Jane Stahl, retired teacher and Director of Community Relations at Studio B. “One of my favorite projects as a high school English teacher was a series of books I created from student essays based on a reflective writing assignment I labeled “transforming moments,” Stahl explained.
Contact Jane at janeEstahl@comcast.net, 610-367-8066 with questions. A Call for Submissions is available at www.studiobbb.org under “Call to Artists.”
PostSecret is an ongoing community mail art project, created by Frank Warren in 2005, in which people began to mail their secrets anonymously on homemade postcards which were then posted on the PostSecret website, or used for PostSecret’s books or museum exhibits. The project has collected and displayed thousands of secrets since its founding.
Information provided by Studio B.