Arts at Bucks

Friday April 08

WaterWorks Reception   •   6:00 pm  •   The Gallery

This exhibition features area artists exploring the theme of water and will remain on display through May 19.

Wednesday April 13

Performance Class Recital   •   7:30 pm  •   Presser Room, Music and Multimedia Center

Recipients of Music Scholarships perform a program of stylistically diverse repertoire.

Wednesday April 20

Tom Lawton Sextet   •   7:30 pm  •   Zlock Performing Arts Center

Musician and composer Tom Lawton performs his acclaimed “Man Ray Suite.” Commissioned by the Philadelphia Jazz Project, it premiered in fall 2015 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Suite consists of six movements inspired by Man Ray’s work, life, and character. Lawton’s piano is accompanied by Ben Schachter on tenor and soprano saxophones, John Swana on EVI and valve trombones, Diane Monroe on violin, Lee Smith on bass, and Dan Monaghan on drums. General admission $10; Seniors, Students, Alumni $5.

For more information, call 215-968-8087 or visit www.bucks.edu/tickets.

Thursday April 21

David Brahinsky and Friends   •   12:30 pm  •   Presser Room, Music and Multimedia Center

This lunchtime concert by David Brahinsky on guitar and vocals, Guy DeRosa on harmonicas and Hank Skalka on bass features songs by such Blues artists as Leadbelly, Mississippi John Hurt, Bukkha White, Arthur Cruddup and others that speak to the African-American experience.

Monday April 25

Chamber Jazz Ensembles   •   7:30pm  •   Presser Music Room, Music & Multimedia Center

On Monday, April 25 the Chamber Jazz Ensembles take the stage at 7:30pm in the Presser Music Room of the Music & Multimedia Center on the Newtown Campus. The ensembles are under the direction of Professors Jeff Baumeister and Dr. Michael Hoffman. The student jazz ensembles will perform Blues and diverse repertoire from the Great American Songbook.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Bucks County Community College is located at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown Pa., where there is ample free parking.

The concerts showcase the fine music education program available at Bucks, where the Music Area of the Department of the Arts has regularly earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. Classes are forming now for the spring semester. To learn more about Music Area programs, call 215-968-8425 or visit www.bucks.edu/arts.

Wednesday April 27

Structures & Stories: Contemporary Book Arts   •   10:00 am  •   Artmobile (parked across from 3-D Arts Building)

Enjoy an interactive exhibition for all ages in the College’s traveling art museum. Structures & Stories investigates artists’ books in expressive and unique structures—from traditional scroll, accordion and codex, to pop-up, tunnel and carousel books. Three dozen culturally diverse artists, many of national stature, exhibit more than 70 works that are sculptural and kinetic excursions into printmaking, photography, collage
and papermaking.

Thursday April 28

Structures & Stories: Contemporary Book Arts   •   10:00 am  •   Artmobile (parked across from 3-D Arts Building)

Enjoy an interactive exhibition for all ages in the College’s traveling art museum. Structures & Stories investigates artists’ books in expressive and unique structures—from traditional scroll, accordion and codex, to pop-up, tunnel and carousel books. Three dozen culturally diverse artists, many of national stature, exhibit more than 70 works that are sculptural and kinetic excursions into printmaking, photography, collage
and papermaking.

Thursday April 28

51st Annual Student Exhibition   •     •   Hicks Art Center Gallery

Thursday, April 28 through Tuesday, May 10

Monday through Friday, 9 AM–4 PM
Wednesday until 8 PM
Saturday, 9 AM–12 PM

A showcase of the best work made by students in the Arts Department 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, communication and music.

Thursday April 28

Percussion Ensemble   •   7:30pm  •   Presser Music Room, Music & Multimedia Center, Newtown Campus.

On Thursday, April 28, the Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mark Pultorak,  performs a wide spectrum of percussion music.  That concert gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the Presser Music Room.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Bucks County Community College is located at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown Pa., where there is ample free parking.

The concerts showcase the fine music education program available at Bucks, where the Music Area of the Department of the Arts has regularly earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. Classes are forming now for the spring semester. To learn more about Music Area programs, call 215-968-8425 or visit www.bucks.edu/arts.

Thursday April 28

Classical Chamber Ensembles   •   7:30pm  •   Presser Music Room, Music & Multimedia Center, Newtown Campus.

The Classical Chamber Ensembles will perform in the MMC Presser Music Room at 7:30pm. The Bucks Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Len Pierro, and the Bucks Low Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Brendan Hartz, perform a program of stylistically diverse repertoire.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Bucks County Community College is located at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown Pa., where there is ample free parking.

The concerts showcase the fine music education program available at Bucks, where the Music Area of the Department of the Arts has regularly earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. Classes are forming now for the spring semester. To learn more about Music Area programs, call 215-968-8425 or visit www.bucks.edu/arts.

Friday April 29

Structures & Stories: Contemporary Book Arts   •   10:00 am  •   Artmobile (parked across from 3-D Arts Building)

Enjoy an interactive exhibition for all ages in the College’s traveling art museum. Structures & Stories investigates artists’ books in expressive and unique structures—from traditional scroll, accordion and codex, to pop-up, tunnel and carousel books. Three dozen culturally diverse artists, many of national stature, exhibit more than 70 works that are sculptural and kinetic excursions into printmaking, photography, collage
and papermaking.

Saturday April 30

Tyler Formal Gardens & Landscape Lecture   •   9:00 am  •   Zlock Performing Arts Center, Newtown Campus

Bill Thomas, Executive Director of Chanticleer Garden, will present a special lecture on "The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer." A guided tour of the Tyler Formal Gardens is included, along with a raffle for tickets to Chanticleer Garden. General admission $15 / Students $10. Online registration at www.bucks.edu/foundation/events.  For information, email rosenbel@bucks.edu.

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Sunday May 01

51st Annual Student Exhibition Reception   •   1:00 pm  •   Hicks Art Center

The reception features a dessert buffet prepared by the students of the Bucks Chef Apprenticeship Pastry Arts Program. Arts Scholarship and Award Ceremony at 2 PM.

Sunday May 01

Structures & Stories: Contemporary Book Arts   •   1:00 pm  •   Artmobile (parked across from 3-D Arts Building)

Enjoy an interactive exhibition for all ages in the College’s traveling art museum. Structures & Stories investigates artists’ books in expressive and unique structures—from traditional scroll, accordion and codex, to pop-up, tunnel and carousel books. Three dozen culturally diverse artists, many of national stature, exhibit more than 70 works that are sculptural and kinetic excursions into printmaking, photography, collage and papermaking.

Sunday May 01

Student Art & Craft Sale   •   1:00 pm  •   Music & Multimedia Courtyard (weather permitting)

Student Art & Craft Sale n 1–4 PM in the Music & Multimedia Courtyard (weather permitting) or Presser Room, Music and Multimedia Center.

Sunday May 01

Open Studios   •   1:00 pm  •   Hicks Art Center

Ceramics, Room 001
Fine Woodworking, Room 130
Jewelry, Room 111
Photography, Rooms 118 & 120
Printmaking, Room 106
Sculpture, 3-D Building

Sunday May 01

Wood Turning Demonstration   •   1:00 pm  •   Hicks Art Center, Room 130

Mark Sfirri demonstrates multi-axis turning.

Sunday May 01

Glassblowing Open Studio & Demonstrations   •   1:00 pm  •   3-D Arts Building 010

Karl Carter and students demonstrate glassblowing techniques throughout the afternoon.

Sunday May 01

Bronze Pour Demonstration   •   3:00 pm  •   3-D Arts Building, Metal/Foundry

Jon Burns guides a team of artists through the process of casting bronze sculpture.

Wednesday May 04

Film Festival   •   5:30 pm  •   Zlock Performing Arts Center

The Arts Department presents a juried selection of student-produced and directed films. Reception at 5:30 PM. Screening at 6 PM.

Wednesday May 04

Concert Choir   •   7:30pm  •   Presser Music Room, Music & Multimedia Center, Newtown Campus.

The Concert Choir, consisting of 50 voices under the direction of Professor Rochelle Reed, performs at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the Music & Multimedia Center's Presser Music Room.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Bucks County Community College is located at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown Pa., where there is ample free parking.

The concerts showcase the fine music education program available at Bucks, where the Music Area of the Department of the Arts has regularly earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. Classes are forming now for the spring semester. To learn more about Music Area programs, call 215-968-8425 or visit www.bucks.edu/arts.

Thursday May 05

Jazz Orchestra   •   7:30pm  •   Zlock Performing Art Center

The Jazz Orchestra brings its big-band sound to the Zlock Performing Arts Center (formerly the Gateway Auditorium) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5. The Jazz Orchestra is under the direction of Prof. Jeff Baumeister.

All concerts are free and open to the public. Bucks County Community College is located at 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown Pa., where there is ample free parking.

The concerts showcase the fine music education program available at Bucks, where the Music Area of the Department of the Arts has regularly earned accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Music. Classes are forming now for the spring semester. To learn more about Music Area programs, call 215-968-8425 or visit www.bucks.edu/arts.

Friday May 06

Poetry Reading with George Drew and Muse Awards Winners   •   7:30 pm  •   Orangery

George Drew reads with the 2016 Muse Award Winners: Marylou Kelly Streznewski, David Kime, Jim Freeman, and Kathleen Mullholland.

Saturday May 07

Pamela and Herb Perkins-Frederick Book Fair and Alumni Poetry Reading   •   10:00 am  •   Rollins Student Center

The Bucks County Writers Conference, All events take place at the Newtown Campus and are free, unless otherwise indicated. featuring readings by Bucks students and alumni.