Arts Faculty Practice What They Teach in Biennial Exhibition
Seventeen instructors demonstrate their artistic expertise through December 11 at the Hicks Art Center Gallery on the Newtown Campus
Bucks County Community College, whose Arts Department has been nurturing creativity for more than 50 years, showcases the talent of its professors at the Biennial Arts Faculty Showcase through December 11 at the Hicks Art Center Gallery on the Newtown campus.
Fran Orlando, Director of Exhibitions & Artmobile at the public, two-year college, says 17 faculty members are involved in the exhibition, representing the Visual Arts, School of Music, and Multimedia areas of the Arts Department. Orlando, who has curated more than a dozen such faculty exhibitions at the college, says the event shows the extraordinary range of Bucks professors.
“I’ve had the pleasure of seeing many of our faculty members’ work progress and change over time, and I’ve also had the pleasure of getting to know the exciting work of new faculty members,” said Orlando, who has worked at the college for more than 30 years. “The greatest challenge for me is to create a cohesive show from the work of very diverse individual artists.”
There are 32 works in the exhibition, according to Orlando, including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, digital imaging, glass, fine woodworking, and much more. In addition, recordings of musical performances are played in the gallery.
Val Sivilli, Acrobat, 2017, oil on canvas.
The Hicks Art Center Gallery is located on the campus at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, Pa., 18940. Admission and parking are free. Gallery hours are Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to noon (closed November 22 - 26 for the Thanksgiving holiday). For more information, call 215-968-8425 or visit www.bucks.edu/gallery.
Bucks is one of the few two-year public colleges that is an accredited institutional member of both the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. The Arts Department offers academic programs leading to nine associate degrees and three certificates. To learn more, visit www.bucks.edu/arts.
Michael Kabbash, “New York Arab American Comedy Festival” Publicity Poster, digital print, 11x17, 2009.
Participating Faculty Artists:
Kate Pollard Hoffmann