Arts at Bucks

April 12 – May 9, 2017

Bucks County Community College’s annual celebration of the Arts features student performances, film festival, demonstrations, and a student exhibition and art sale. The festival also presents professional performances, poetry readings, guest lectures and more, including a celebration of Artmobile’s 40th Anniversary this year. A complete schedule of events can be found below.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

Performance Class Recital

7:30 PM : Presser Room, Music and Multimedia Center

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

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 21

Poetry Reading with Amy Small-McKinney, Montgomery County Poet Laureate and Yolanda Wisher, Philadelphia Poet Laureate

7:30 PM : Orangery

Amy Small-McKinney is the author of Life is Perfect and two chapbooks of poetry, Body of Surrender and Clear Moon. She is founder of the program, Finding Our Voices: Poetry & Resilience, using poetry to help others, particularly those struggling with mental health, to find their voices. Yolanda Wisher is a multidisciplinary poet and educator. She is the author of Monk Eats an Afro (Hanging Loose Press, 2014) and the co-editor of Peace is a Haiku Song (City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, 2013). As an English teacher at Germantown Friends School, Wisher founded and directed the Germantown Poetry Festival (2006–2010).

 

stART Trek Reception

6–8 PM : The Gallery at Lower Bucks Campus, Bristol

This exhibition features area artists exploring ideas related to science fiction and the universe. It will remain on display through June 8.

 

MONDAY, APRIL 24

Chamber Jazz Ensembles

7:30 PM : Presser Room, Music and Multimedia Center

Student Jazz ensembles perform Jazz standards, Blues, and more.

 

TUESDAY, APRIL 25 through THURSDAY, APRIL 27

Structures & Stories: Contemporary Book Arts

10 AM–2 PM : Artmobile (parked across from 3-D Arts Building)

Artmobile, Bucks County Community College’s traveling art museum, is celebrating its 40th Anniversary of bringing the arts to Bucks County schools and communities. Enjoy Structures & Stories, our interactive exhibition for all ages that 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. Free and open to the public. To schedule a special group tour, call 215-968-8435.

 

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26

Madrigal Singers

7:30 PM : Presser Room, Music and Multimedia Center

The College’s select vocal ensemble, under the direction of Rochelle Reed, performs advanced repertoire representing diverse historical, cultural, and stylistic backgrounds and genres.

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

Percussion Ensemble

7:30 PM : Presser Room, Music and Multimedia Center

Under the direction of Mark Pultorak, the College’s Percussion Ensemble performs a wide spectrum of percussion music, including standard repertoire, popular favorites, recent avant-garde compositions, and Brazilian and African drumming.

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 28 through TUESDAY, MAY 9

52nd Annual Student Exhibition

Hicks Art Center Gallery : Monday and Friday, 9 AM–4 PM, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 AM–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, music, film and video.

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 29

10th Annual Tyler Formal Gardens & Landscape Lecture

9:30 AM : Zlock Performing Arts Center

Michael Strengari, head horticulturist at Grounds for Sculpture, presents a special lecture on “Encountering Art & Nature at Grounds for Sculpture.” A guided tour of the Tyler Formal Gardens is included, along with a raffle to support the Gardens. General admission $15; Students $10.

Purchase tickets at www.bucks.edu/foundation/events. For information, email rosenbel@bucks.edu.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

52nd Annual Student Exhibition: Reception

1–4 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

2 PM : Hicks Art Center

Student Art & Craft Sale

1–4 PM : 3-D Courtyard (weather permitting) or 3-D Arts 001

Open Studios

1–4 PM : Hicks Art Center

  • Ceramics Wheel-throwing and Hand-building, Room 001
  • Fine Woodworking, Room 130
  • Jewelry, Room 111
  • Photography, Rooms 118 & 120
  • Printmaking, Room 106
  • Sculpture, 3-D Building

Wood Turning Demonstration

1–2 PM n Hicks Art Center, Room 130

Mark Sfirri demonstrates multi-axis turning.

 

Glassblowing Open Studio & Demonstrations

1–4 PM : 3-D Arts Building 010

Karl Carter and students demonstrate glassblowing techniques throughout the afternoon.

 

Bronze Pour Demonstration n 3 PM n 3-D Arts Building, Metal/Foundry

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

 

Artmobile 40th Anniversary Celebration

1–4 PM n Artmobile (parked across from 3-D Arts Building)

Join us as we celebrate Artmobile with cake and festivities! Bucks County Community College’s traveling art museum has brought the arts to Bucks County schools and communities for 40 years. Enjoy Structures & Stories, our interactive exhibition for all ages that investigates artists’ books in expressive and unique structures. Make a zine to take home or display in Artmobile and our online gallery! Share your memories of in video interviews!

 

MONDAY, MAY 1

Classical Chamber Ensembles

7:30 PM : Presser Room, Music and Multimedia Center

Students in Classical Chamber Ensembles perform a program of stylistically diverse repertoire.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

Film Festival

5:30–7 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.

 

Concert Choir

7:30 PM : Presser Room, Music and Multimedia Center

Under the direction of Rochelle Reed,

the College’s Concert Choir performs stylistically diverse musical repertoire ranging from the Classics to

contemporary arrangements.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 4

Gerald Veasley’s Electric Mingus Project

Master Class 2 PM : Concert 7:30 PM

Zlock Performing Arts Center

A fierce, swinging homage to Charles Mingus, late bass master, with an electrified ensemble. Fusing Mingus’ compositions with his own masterful style, Veasley and the band give a multi-dimensional performance that integrates percussion, sound effects and recordings of Mingus’ voice. Master Class is free and open to the public. Concert: VIP with artist Meet & Greet $25; General $15; Senior, Alumni, Children, Students, Bucks Employees $10; Bucks Students — free with ID. www.bucks.edu/tickets

 

SATURDAY, MAY 6

Unrivaled Sound: A Steinway Celebration

7 PM : Zlock Performing Arts Center

Bucks Music students, faculty, ensembles, alumni, and guests perform in celebration of the College’s becoming an All-Steinway School.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 9

Jazz Orchestra

7:30 PM : Zlock Performing Arts Center

The College’s Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Jeff Baumeister, performs Big Ban