Boyertown Gallery Debuts Exhibit on Virtual Show

Above: “410 Castle Place No. 01”, 2020, watercolor and acrylic painting on paper by artist Erika Stearly

BOYERTOWN PA – The virtual opening of a fine art exhibit titled “Still Roaring 2020,” intended to celebrate the arts and 100 years of the women’s right to vote, will be held Oct. 22 (2020; Thursday) from 6-7 p.m. during a Facebook Live program hosted by Studio B Fine Art Gallery, 39A East Philadelphia Ave. The event is free and open to the public through Dec. 27.

The exhibit “will showcase fine art in all media from local women artists who embody the spirit of feminism found in the Flappers of 1920,” the gallery said. Participating artists include Lizzie Beetles, Susan Biebuyck, Anne Chase, Suzanne Fellows, Angela Izzo, Kachina Leigh, Michelle Neifert, Kate Perkins, Karen Palcho, Abby Ryder, Erika Stearly, Kristen Woodward, and Daniella Yacono.

In-person viewing of the exhibit is available Sundays from noon to 2 p.m. at the gallery, or by appointment by calling Susan Biebuyck, 484-332-2757, or Jane Stahl, 610-563-7879.

Flappers, considered the first generation of independent American women, “embraced their equality and full humanity with spunk and unbounded energy,” the gallery explained. “They pushed against tradition artistically to exert their freedom of expression. They raised their voices to mark their place in the political arena. They joined the workforce in increasing numbers and exerted their power as consumers.”

While passage of the 19th Amendment gave women the vote in 1920, women today continue to work to benefit fully from the changes set in motion 100 years ago, it added.

Photo supplied by Studio B Fine Art Gallery