Arts Socials with PAAG
* On Sunday, April 23, June 25, and October 22, 2017, Studio B welcomes any and all artists from 1-4 p.m. to the second monthly Art Social, organized by Pottstown Area Artists Guild (PAAG). “A number of artists gather to work on our art, chat and compare notes,” Don Havas, secretary of PAAG, explains.
“Last month, three artists attended–a watercolorist, another working on an acrylic painting, and the third also working on a painting. Though all of us were working on paintings, the intention is that anyone working in any portable medium is welcome,” he continued.
Since the space is limited, Havas asks that anyone planning on attending let him know at least a week in advance by calling 610-850-2769. The Art Socials are scheduled on alternating Saturdays and Sundays throughout 2017: February 26, March 25, April 23, May 20, June 25, Sept 23, Oct 22, November 25, 2017.
Sunday HISTORY TALKS with Bob Wood
Studio B, 39 East Philadelphia Ave., Boyertown. 1:00 to 2:00
Bob Wood’s popular Sunday afternoon history talks return to Studio B in March 2017. The programs explore themes in local history and folk culture of the 18th and 19th centuries. Bob is a long-time researcher, writer, and speaker on Pennsylvania Dutch (German) folk culture.
April 30: “They were here for 10,000 Years.” This talk centers on Native American habitation of the area.
May 14: “The Heartbreaking Story of Bill Howe”—A Civil War story. A local Civil War “deserter” who was railroaded to the gallows, William Howe was a backwoods farmer who, you might say, had bad luck.
May 21: “Casting Cannons for the Revolutionary War”—In 1776, furnace masters at the local iron furnaces had no idea how to cast cannons. They were about to learn.
June 11: “Pennsylvania Dutch Redware: clay, glazes, firing the kiln”—There were at least 300 local potters during the 18th and 19th centuries.
June 18: “Pennsylvania German Bake Ovens: their construction and use”—It’s safe to say that almost every Germanic household, both large and small, had a bake oven that was filled every Friday with various breads, pies, custards, cookie and all manner of other good things.
Benefits to Writers as Studio B Artist Members
We recommend that participating writers become annual members of Studio B to take advantage of Studio B’s robust promotional efforts. Annual membership is $70 and includes the following benefits:
-Free participation in scheduled writing activities, book talks, readings, panel discussions, etc. (See schedule of events for writers)
-Reduced fee for writing workshops
-Promotion via Studio B’s extensive media outreach: inclusion on Studio B’s website; status updates on Studio B’s Facebook page and e-blasts; press releases created and sent to over 30 media venues as needed
-Inclusion in Studio B’s publications of prose and poetry.
-Re: writers who are also visual artists: free entry into Studio B’s December Members’ Show, April’s Eco Show and Studio B on the Road exhibits
-Discounts at several local eateries and art supply and framing venues