Arts at Bucks 2014

Wednesday April 16

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

Come enjoy an evening of beautiful music and extraordinary musical talent in the Presser Music Room of the Music and Multimedia Center on the Newtown Campus. This program showcases current recipients of BCCC Music Scholarships. The Spring Concert series is presented by the Department of the Arts of Bucks County Community College and all concerts are FREE and open to the public. 

Saturday April 19

Jeff Baumeister Quartet Concert   •   8:00 pm  •   Gateway Auditorium

Join BCCC jazz faculty members Jeff Baumeister, Len Pierro, Paul Gehman and Mark Pultorak in a premiere performance of Pretty Melodies, for people who dig that sort of thing, the latest CD to be released by the Jeff Baumeister Quartet.

Friday April 25

Evie Shockley Poetry Reading   •   7:30 pm  •   Orangery, Newtown Campus

Author of several collections of poetry, including the new black, winner of the 2012 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award in Poetry, Shockley is also the author of the critical study Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry.

The reading takes place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, in the Orangery, Newtown Campus.  Admission is free and open to the public.

Saturday April 26

Tyler Formal Gardens & Landscaping Lecture   •   9:30 am  •   Tyler Gardens, Newtown Campus

Bucks County resident Derek Fell, a renowned horticultural writer and photographer, has spent 20 years studying and photographing Claude Monet’s famous garden in Giverny, France. During the lecture, Fell will share how Monet’s garden became the masterpiece setting for many Impressionist paintings.  Tickets are $15 ($7 for students with ID) and are available at www.bucks.edu/foundation/events. For more information contact Lyle Rosenberger, Bucks County Community College, 215-504-8500 ext. 6007, lyle.rosenberger@bucks.edu

Monday April 28

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

The BCCC Chamber Jazz Ensemble presents the talents of our music students in the unique dynamic of a small group performance in the Presser Music Room of the Music and Multimedia Center on the Newtown Campus.  The Spring Concert series is presented by the Department of the Arts of Bucks County Community College and all concerts are FREE and open to the public.

Wednesday April 30

A Fine Line Exhibit   •   10:00 am  •   Artmobile (across from 3-D Arts)

A Fine Line: Observation, Discovery & Expression in Drawing

‌This Artmobile exhibition features 63 drawings by 22 accomplished artists. It presents exquisite finished drawings as well as sketches, doodles and working drawings. It is our hope that the exhibition will encourage you to look for opportunities to sketch during note-taking, make picture stories to aid memorization, create diagrams for problem-solving or connecting concepts, and use the act of drawing to build observation skills and stimulate writing.

See the Artmobile Website for more information.

Wednesday April 30

Madrigal Singers Performance   •   7:30pm  •   Presser Music Room, Music & Multimedia Center

Madrigal Singers, a select group of BCCC student vocalists, perform diverse musical styles.   Held in the Presser Music Room of the Music and Multimedia Center on the Newtown Campus, the Spring Concert series is presented by the Department of the Arts of Bucks County Community College and all concerts are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday May 01

A Fine Line Exhibit   •   10:00 am  •   Artmobile (across from 3-D Arts)

A Fine Line: Observation, Discovery & Expression in Drawing

‌This Artmobile exhibition features 63 drawings by 22 accomplished artists. It presents exquisite finished drawings as well as sketches, doodles and working drawings. It is our hope that the exhibition will encourage you to look for opportunities to sketch during note-taking, make picture stories to aid memorization, create diagrams for problem-solving or connecting concepts, and use the act of drawing to build observation skills and stimulate writing.

See the Artmobile Website for more information.

Thursday May 01

Percussion Ensemble Performance   •   7:30 pm  •   Presser Music Room, Music & Multimedia Center

The BCCC Percussion Ensemble, under the direction of Mark Pultorak, performs percussion music of varied historical, cultural, and stylistic backgrounds in the Presser Music Room of the Music and Multimedia Center on the Newtown Campus.   The Spring Concert series is presented by the Department of the Arts of Bucks County Community College and all concerts are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday May 01

49th Annual Student Exhibition   •   9:00 am  •   Hicks Art Gallery

A showcase of the best work made by students in the Department of the Arts 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.

May 1st through May 13th

• Monday and Friday, 9 AM–4 PM
• Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 AM–8 PM
• Saturday, 9 AM–12 PM

Friday May 02

Improv Comedy Performance   •   7:00 pm  •   Gateway Auditorium

BCCC students and alumni perform improvised comedy sketches under the direction of Bill McLaughlin. Admission is $7 ($5 for students with ID).

Saturday May 03

Improv Comedy Performance   •   7:00 pm  •   Gateway Auditorium

BCCC students and alumni perform improvised comedy sketches under the direction of Bill McLaughlin. Admission is $7 ($5 for students with ID).

Saturday May 03

Chuck Brodsky in Concert   •   8:00 pm  •   Presser Music Room, Music & Multimedia Center

Chuck Brodsky is a critically acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician who was born and raised in Philadelphia. A lifelong Phillies fan, he has performed three times at the Baseball Hall of Fame and eighteen of his recordings have been added to the Hall’s collection of songs. Brodsky’s baseball songs represent a single impressive aspect of his multidimensional songwriting and performing talents. The Spring Concert series is presented by the Department of the Arts of Bucks County Community College and all concerts are FREE and open to the public.

Sunday May 04

Student Exhibition Reception   •   1:00 pm  •   Hicks Art Gallery

A showcase of the best work made by students in the Department of the Arts 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. 

Reception: 1:00 to 4:00 pm
Scholarship and Award Ceremony: 2:00 pm

Sunday May 04

A Fine Line Exhibit   •   1:00 pm  •   Artmobile (across from 3-D Arts)

A Fine Line: Observation, Discovery & Expression in Drawing

‌This Artmobile exhibition features 63 drawings by 22 accomplished artists. It presents exquisite finished drawings as well as sketches, doodles and working drawings. It is our hope that the exhibition will encourage you to look for opportunities to sketch during note-taking, make picture stories to aid memorization, create diagrams for problem-solving or connecting concepts, and use the act of drawing to build observation skills and stimulate writing.

See the Artmobile Website for more information.

Sunday May 04

Student Art & Craft Sale   •   1:00 - 4:00 pm  •   Music & Multimedia Courtyard

Works for sale may include jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, painting and printmaking.
Live music provided by BCCC Jazz students.

Sunday May 04

Open Studios   •   1:00 - 4:00 pm  •   Hicks Art Center

• Fine Woodworking,  Room 130
• Jewelry,  Room 111
• Photography,  Rooms 118 & 120
• Printmaking,  Room 106

Sunday May 04

Glassblowing Open Studio and Demonstrations   •   1:00 - 4:00 pm  •   3-D Arts Building 010

Demonstrations of different glassblowing techniques are given by students throughout the afternoon.

Sunday May 04

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

The process of creating bronze sculpture is explained as molten bronze is heated in a furnace and poured into molds by a team of artists.

Monday May 05

A Fine Line Exhibit   •   10:00 am  •   Artmobile (across from 3-D Arts)

A Fine Line: Observation, Discovery & Expression in Drawing

‌This Artmobile exhibition features 63 drawings by 22 accomplished artists. It presents exquisite finished drawings as well as sketches, doodles and working drawings. It is our hope that the exhibition will encourage you to look for opportunities to sketch during note-taking, make picture stories to aid memorization, create diagrams for problem-solving or connecting concepts, and use the act of drawing to build observation skills and stimulate writing.

See the Artmobile Website for more information.

Monday May 05

Classical Chamber Ensemble   •   7:30pm  •   Presser Music Room, Music & Multimedia Center

The BCCC Low Brass Ensemble, under the direction of Brendan Hartz, and the BCCC Woodwind Ensemble and Saxophone Quartet, under the direction of Len Pierro, perform a program of stylistically diverse repertoire. The Spring Concert series is presented by the Department of the Arts of Bucks County Community College and all concerts are FREE and open to the public.

Wednesday May 07

Film Festival   •   5:00 pm  •   Gateway Auditorium

The Department of the Arts presents a juried selection of student-produced and directed films.

Wednesday May 07

Concert Choir Performance   •   7:30pm  •   Presser Music Room, Music & Multimedia Center

Under the direction of Rochelle Reed, the 60-voice choir and the BCCC Percussion Ensemble perform BCCC alumni Jacob VanBasten’s setting of Emily Dickinson poetry, and a variety of American music. The Spring Concert series is presented by the Department of the Arts of Bucks County Community College and all concerts are FREE and open to the public.

Thursday May 08

Jazz Orchestra Performance   •   7:30pm  •   Presser Music Room, MMMC01, Newtown Campus

The BCCC Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Jeff Baumeister, performs big band music from the Swing Era to Modern Jazz in the Presser Music Room of the Music and Multimedia Center on the Newtown Campus.  The Department of the Arts of Bucks County Community College presents the Spring Concert series. All concerts are FREE and open to the public.