Artists and galleries in Barto, Boyertown, and Oley will open their spaces to the public for the seventh annual “Fall Into Winter Tour” the weekend before Thanksgiving, Nov. 18-19, 2017, from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Featured along with fine art and fine craft studios are venues offering the artistry of Mother Nature: food and beverage products from the area’s orchards, gardens, and farms.
Participating artists and galleries include the founder of the studio tour Linda Rohrbach- Austerberry and her friends artist Gail Fronheiser, woodworker Ken Burton, and jewelry designer Angela Colasanti in Barto; in Boyertown, Studio B Fine Art Gallery featuring an exhibit entitled “Larger Than Life”; Frecon Farms and The Other Farm and Forge; Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio showcasing over 200 American fine crafters; Taylor Backes Glass Studio and Gallery; and in Oley, Clay On Main.
The stops include gift-able items, fine art, home décor, and local culinary art and beverages. All work is for sale. There will also be special events at several locations; tour-goers are encouraged to visit http://studiobbb.org/fall-into-winter for the latest details, a complete list of participating artists and events, driving directions, and tour map.
During the tour, visitors will receive a ticket at each venue they visit that can be entered into a special drawing for hand-crafted items or gift certificates donated by the participating artists or venues.
“I love how this has grown,” offers Rohrbach-Austerberry. “We have so much fun with this every year, and I’m really looking forward to sharing our work with everyone who stops by.”
Lyn Camella-Rich of Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio suggests, “We’re always excited to show our facility and the work of hundreds of artists. The annual ‘Fall into Winter Tour’ allows you to finish your holiday shopping early with everything from pottery and glass to paintings and jewelry while supporting the talents of local artists in your communities.”
The hours of the tour are 10 a.m.-5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, November 18 and 19, 2017. Maps of the tour sites are available by e-mail, Facebook, on websites of participating venues, and at participating studios.
Linda Rohrbach-Austerberry Pottery
Rohrbach-Austerberry Pottery has been producing functional stoneware designed for cooking since 1968. The paintings of Gail Fronheiser, jewelry by Angela Colasanti, and woodworking by Ken Burton will also be on display and for sale.
151 Weller Road
Barto, PA 19504
Studio B Fine Art Gallery
“Larger Than Life” is the exhibit theme at Studio B Fine Art Gallery. Fine artists were invited to offer a closer look via a magnified image or an artistic response to a person, place, thing, or idea that exacts mammoth influence.
Co-curator and fine artist Lynn Millar wants visitors to feel like they’ve shrunk when they walk into the gallery. The artwork for sale is created by local artists and showcases a variety of mediums.
Studio B is a community-run gallery and teaching studio. The gallery offers monthly shows; year-round art and writing classes, camps, and workshops for children and adults; poetry readings; book talks; guitar lessons; and a space for community gatherings—birthday parties, meetings, and even weddings.
The Other Farm and Forge
The Other Farm and Forge is a nano-brewery offering the community a chance to meet and enjoy beverages, music, and food. Their beers work close to Mother Nature and follow in the footsteps of the annual profile and taste variations akin to wines and ciders. Live music on Saturday sets the stage for fun and community connections.
The Other Farm and Forge is located in the building that once housed the historic Boyertown Brewery. The Other Farm and Forge is brewing classic beers with hops grown locally offering many brews for distribution in Pennsylvania.
“It’s an adventure we’ve embarked on by working alongside our family and friends because we believe that connecting good food, great drink, and quality community programming will enrich us all in the end,” noted Brendan O’Connor.
128 East Philadelphia Avenue
Boyertown, PA 19512
Hank Frecon, Brendan O’Connor
Taylor Backes Glass Studio and Galleries extends an invitation to their 30th Annual Holiday Open House. Owner Will Dexter and his ever-ebullient associate Etta Boettger invite tourists to watch glass making demonstrations, enjoy some refreshments, see the gallery’s opulent Christmas tree, peruse the three galley rooms, and take a peek at the new ornament for 2017. The studio offers a “Make Your Own” program, an opportunity to participate in the making of a Paperweight, Pumpkin, or Christmas Ornament. Finished items can be picked up after the two-day cooling cycle. Follow Taylor Backes on Facebook and contact Will Dexter or Etta Boettger for details and to schedule an appointment for the “Make Your Own” experience.
The Emerald Building
150 S. Washington St., Corner of 2nd and Washington Streets
Boyertown, PA 19512
Will Dexter, Etta Boettger
Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio
At their new location, Dancing Tree Creations Artisans Gallery and Studio combines the working studio of co-owners Lyn and Beth Camella-Rich with a retail gallery that represents the works of over 200 local and national artists. Their location at 220 South Reading Avenue, Boyertown, houses an extraordinary selection of ceramics, jewelry, glass, metal, wood, fiber—one-of-a-kind, hand- crafted art and fine craft to be viewed, used or worn. The venue brings an eclectic array of items for you, your home, office and garden from over 200 local and national artisans, for “when common’ just won’t do.”
Frecon Farms has been growing some of Pennsylvania’s finest tree fruits since 1944. For 3 generations, the Frecon family has built their lives around providing guests the best fruit and produce, whole foods and fresh-baked goods through our farm market, scratch bakery, craft cidery, community farmrs’ markets, Pick Your Own fruit operation, culinary clases, farm-to-table events and gift baskets. Frecon Farms is open all year and promises a true orchard experience.
Clay on Main
Clay on Main is a non-profit artists’ cooperative studio in Oley, PA. It provides members time and space to create in a variety of ceramic arts. The work of 15 Clay on Main artists will be featured during the tour. Guest artists also offer fiber arts, jewelry, and paintings. Music and refreshments will be presented in the Half Moon cafe at the studio.
313 Main Street
Oley, PA 19547