Arts at Bucks

Wednesday April 15

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

This program showcases current recipients of Bucks 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.

Wednesday April 15

The Picture That Remains   •     •   Library Second Floor, Newtown Campus

“Will Brown: Selections from The Picture that Remains” Library, second floor.  Eleven photographs from Will Brown’s book, The Picture that Remains, will be on display through May 6. For Library hours visit www.bucks.edu/library.

Saturday April 18

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band Concert   •   7:30 pm  •   Zlock Performing Arts Center, Newtown Campus

The Jim Cullum Jazz Band plays jazz in the classic manner, that is, in the style of small, hot ensembles prior to WWII. The band's repertoire covers a lot of ground – from 19th-century cakewalks to the small pre-war Benny Goodman ensembles. They have appeared in Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap and major worldwide jazz festivals, and star in their own public radio series, Riverwalk Jazz, heard on over 150 Public Radio stations, including WRTI. $20 general public, $10 students & seniors.  Learn more at www.bucks.edu/tickets

Thursday April 23

Poetry Reading & Artist Talk   •   11:00 am  •   Library Learning Studio, Room 220

Will Brown will discuss his photographs, and Thomas Devaney will read poetry inspired by them.  This program is presented in conjunction with an exhibition of Brown’s photographs on display in the Library. 

Thursday April 23

Jazz Guitarist Pat Martino   •   7:30 pm  •   Zlock Performing Arts Center, Newtown Campus

Recognized as one of the most exciting and virtuosic guitarists in the post-bop and soul jazz traditions, Pat Martino performs in the Hammond B-3 organ-based jazz trio that first garnered him attention five decades ago. Tickets are $24 general admission and $10 for students and seniors. Learn more at www.bucks.edu/tickets

Saturday April 25

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

Chris Strand, Director, Garden & Estate, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, will present a special lecture on "The du Pont Influence on American Gardening." General admission $15 and students $10. Online registration at www.bucks.edu/foundation/events.  For information  contact Lyle Rosenberger, Bucks County Community College, 215-504-8500 ext. 6007, lyle.rosenberger@bucks.edu

Saturday April 25

Bucks Community Day   •   10:00 am  •   Newtown Campus

Join us for free hands-on activities, demonstrations, and performances for all ages in celebration of the College’s 50th anniversary – including live music performances and art sale by Bucks students. Rain or shine. Families welcome! Visit www.bucks.edu/communityday to learn more.

Monday April 27

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 29

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

A Fine Line: Observation, Discovery & Expression in Drawing

‌Enjoy an interactive exhibition for all ages in the College’s traveling art museum. Enjoy an interactive exhibition for all ages in the College’s traveling art museum.  A Fine Line features more 63 drawings by 22 accomplished artists ranging from quick sketches to large finished works.

See the Artmobile Website for more information.

Wednesday April 29

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 April 30

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

A Fine Line: Observation, Discovery & Expression in Drawing

‌Enjoy an interactive exhibition for all ages in the College’s traveling art museum. Enjoy an interactive exhibition for all ages in the College’s traveling art museum.  A Fine Line features more 63 drawings by 22 accomplished artists ranging from quick sketches to large finished works.

See the Artmobile Website for more information.

Thursday April 30

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 April 30

50th 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.

April 30th through May 12th

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

Sunday May 03

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 03

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

A Fine Line: Observation, Discovery & Expression in Drawing

‌Enjoy an interactive exhibition for all ages in the College’s traveling art museum. Enjoy an interactive exhibition for all ages in the College’s traveling art museum.  A Fine Line features more 63 drawings by 22 accomplished artists ranging from quick sketches to large finished works.

See the Artmobile Website for more information.

Sunday May 03

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

Works for sale may include jewelry, ceramics, glass, wood, painting and printmaking. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held in the Presser Room, Music & Multimedia Center.

Sunday May 03

Open Studios   •   1:00 - 4:00 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 03

Woodturning Demonstration   •   1:00 - 2:00 pm  •   Hicks Art Center 130

Demonstrations of different woodturning techniques are given.

Sunday May 03

Silkscreening T-shirts   •   1:00 - 4:00 pm  •   Outside Hicks Art Center

Outside Hicks Art Center (weather permitting) or Hicks 106

Sunday May 03

Raku Demonstration   •   1:00 - 4:00 pm  •   Behind Hicks Art Center

Behind Hicks Art Center (weather permitting)

Sunday May 03

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 03

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 04

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 06

Film Festival   •   6:00 pm  •   Kevin and Sima Zlock Performing Arts Center

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

Wednesday May 06

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

Under the direction of Rochelle Reed, the 50-voice choir performs music of Gabriel Faure, Z. Randall Stroope, folksongs, and traditional African songs.  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 06

Alumni Writers Reading   •   7:30 pm  •   Rollins Center, Gallagher Room

Bucks alumni authors read from their works. 

Thursday May 07

Jazz Orchestra Performance   •   7:30pm  •   Zlock Performing Arts Center

The Bucks Jazz Orchestra, under the direction of Jeff Baumeister, performs the music of The Andrew Sisters, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, The Tower of Power, and Soundgarden in theZlock Performing Arts 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.

Tuesday May 12

50th Annual Student Exhibition Ends   •   8:00 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.

April 30th through May 12th

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