Pottstown, PA –A Tribute to My Youth: The Artwork of Richardson Comly will run in ArtFusion’s main gallery from November 12 through November 30. Richardson is a local Pottstown artist and University of the Arts graduate with a BFA in animation. He mainly creates in acrylic paints but has also experimented with oil and watercolors. Richardson also likes to craft some of his own frames, and works with his stepdad, who is a carpenter by hobby, in creating them.
This show will feature original artwork that he created for the Weyerbacher Brewing Company select beer labels, classic pieces from his personal collection as well as all new artwork created just for his ArtFusion show. Richardson describes his artistic process: “My art is an expression of my subconscious. Almost every step of my creative process is left to ideas arriving by chance. I’ll do research on the painting’s subject and even sometimes create multiple thumbnails and sketches. These aren’t necessarily ideas that I will use for the painting, but more an exercise for my brain. Some artists sketch out their ideas, do their research, and reference their subject before starting a painting. I do it during. I become comfortable with what I am painting as I paint from background to foreground.”
ArtFusion will host an opening reception for this show on November 15 from 7-9pm. This free event is open to the public. Musicians Josh Jones (Univox) and Brandon Morsberger will be performing live. Weyerbacher Brewing Company will host a beer pouring, and the Sunflower Truck Stop food truck will be parked in front of the ArtFusion building, open for business. Sunflower Truck Stop is a mobile cafe operated by Shorty’s Sunflower Cafe, a local Pottstown institution. Complimentary wine and light refreshment will be served in the gallery. The artist will also be on hand to answer questions about his work. RSVPs to 610-326-2506 are appreciated.
ArtFusion 19464 is a 501(c)3 non-profit community art center located at 254 E. High St. in downtown Pottstown. The school offers day, evening and weekend classes to all ages. The goal of these classes is to help students develop their creative skills through self-expression and independence. ArtFusion’s gallery hosts rotating shows featuring local artists. The gallery also sells handcrafted, one-of-a-kind gift items. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday 10am-3pm. The gallery is closed Sunday and Monday.
Editor’s note: Nice mention of Pottstown‘s own George Bieber by the Inquirer!
“Honestly, when I started, I was thinking I would be in the city a lot, but now we’re hardly ever there,” said George Bieber, a Pottstown restaurateur who started Sunflower Truck Stop in August.
Bieber, whose truck offers gourmet sandwiches such as Green Curry Bacon BLT, Crab and Artichoke Grilled Cheese, and Sweet Potato Quesadilla, recalled that in one town, two older permitting officials eyeballed his rig as if it had landed from Mars.
“They saw that it was not just a hot dog truck, it was something different,” said Bieber, who ultimately was invited by the officials to park at the town’s Community Day.
Last year, Montgomery County licensed 76 mobile food vendors.
POTTSTOWN — Shorty’s Sunflower Cafe owner George Bieber and his Sunflower Truck Stop were cooking in the Big Apple on Friday. It was all part of a contest being run by ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Michael” — the Truckin’ Amazing Cookoff.
In May, Ripa and Strahan announced their first-ever summer search for the nation’s best food truck. “LIVE’s” viewers nominated their favorite food-on-the-go, and on Friday, May 17, the hosts announced the top 20 as selected by the “LIVE” production team.
Bieber and the Sunflower Truck Stop were among the top 20.
As soon as the show ended, viewers were encouraged to go to the “LIVE” website, watch videos submitted by the chefs, and cast their votes for the top 10.
POTTSTOWN, PA – Earlier this week, one of his customers told Shorty’s Sunflower Cafe’ owner George Bieber about a contest that was being run by ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Michael” – the Truckin’ Amazing Cookoff.
Bieber entered his Sunflower Truck Stop just before the deadline.
“Someone from the show contacted me and asked for a recipe and then I was contacted again and told I had made it to the second round,” Bieber said. “Then they asked for a 30-second video.”
View video: http://livekellyandmichael.dadt.com (scroll down page and you will see Latest Features, then LIVE’s Truckin’ Amazing Cook-Off Voting. Click on VOTE and you can see the video.