Hicks Art Center Gallery
Hicks Art Center Gallery provides a varied series of curated art exhibitions and related programming in support of the Arts Department and as an important educational and cultural resource for the community.
January 23 – March 12, 2019
A reflection on gendered citizenship, familial identities, and belonging/s, the exhibition consists of video, repurposed objects, paintings, and prints by artists Catherine Pancake, Michelle Angela Ortiz, and Imani Roach. Each of the individual artists’ work considers personal history and citizenship as a multi-tiered construct which applies to membership, position, and relationship between the individual, community, state, and society. Curated by Maria Dumlao.
Gallery reception: Wednesday, February 6, 5 – 7 p.m.
Artist panel: Wednesday, February 6, 3 – 4:30 p.m., Grupp Hall, Room 257
Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The following programs explore and expand on concepts addressed in the exhibition through multiple disciplines – theater, poetry, and music – with the intention of generating dialogue and understanding.
The Vagina Monologues
Friday, February 22, 7:30 p.m. Zlock Performing Arts Center
Join us for the 20th anniversary of the Obie Award-winning The Vagina Monologues and founding of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and those who hold fluid identities that are subject to gender-based violence). This 2019 version of Eve Ensler’s iconic playis a whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone which introduces a wildly divergent gathering of female voices, including a six-year-old girl, a septuagenarian New Yorker, a woman who witnesses the birth of her granddaughter, a Bosnian survivor of rape, and transgender women. Dramatically funny, tender, provocative and ultimately political, it is a series of interviews with a diverse group of over 200 women about their vaginas, offering new perspectives on the complexities of growing up female and the hurdles women face in overcoming misogynist conceptions of the female body. Stay for a post-performance discussion with the cast and a representative of A Woman’s Place.
Tickets are available at http://tickets.bucks.edu/ or at the door. General Admission, $10; Students (age 18 and older), $5. All proceeds benefit A Woman’s Place in Doylestown.
Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m., Music and Multimedia Center, room 001
Reception in the Hicks Art Center Gallery from 7 – 7:30 p.m.
Three poets publishing with the NJ-based independent press Bloof Books read from their work, followed by a book signing and Q&A on the intersections of feminism, literary arts, and small-press publishing. Featuring Jennifer L. Knox (Days of Shame & Failure), Nikki Wallschaleger (Crawlspace), and Shanna Compton (Brink).
Creatrix – A Choral Celebration of Women Composers
Monday, March 11, 7 p.m., Music & Multimedia Center, room 001
Performed by students of the BCCC Concert Choir and Percussion Ensemble, this concert honors the value of a single citizen, male or female, in a modern society.
24th Annual Bucks County High School Art Exhibition
March 25 – April 10, 2019
High school art teachers throughout the county select their students’ best work for display and for submission to the Congressional Art Competition. Competitions such as this are held in each congressional district nationwide each spring. The first place winning artwork from this exhibition will be sent to Washington, D.C., where it will represent Pennsylvania’s 1st Congressional District and be displayed in the corridors of the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for a year.
Attention: Homeschooled 9-12 grade students, living in the 1st Congressional District are invited to enter the Competition. Email one image of the work you would like to submit for jurying with title, medium, and dimensions to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1st.
Guidelines for the Congressional Art Competition
Gallery reception: Sunday, March 31, 2-4 p.m.
Congressional Art Competition award ceremony at 2:30 p.m.
54th Annual Student Exhibition
May 3 - 14, 2019
A showcase of the best work made by Arts students including painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, digital media, two-dimensional design, three-dimensional design, sculpture, fine woodworking, ceramics, jewelry, glass, web design, graphic design, cinema/video, communications, and music. Presented in conjunction with Arts at Bucks.
Gallery reception: Sunday, May 5, 1 – 4 p.m.
The Gallery is located in Hicks Art Center on the Newtown campus, the locus of the College's Arts Department.
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Hicks Art Center Gallery receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.