2013 - 2014 Exhibition Schedule

Meditations on Nature

August 28 – October 16, 2013 ‌

Curated by Fran Orlando, this exhibition features the work of two Bucks County artists whose relationship with the natural world is central to their artistic practice – artist/biologist Caryn Babaian and artist/poet Patricia Goodrich. Babaian synthesizes the complexity, beauty and cyclical nature of biological systems with meditation and consciousness development in her large chalk board mandalas.  Goodrich grew up “grounded in earth, water and sky.” Her gallery installation melds sculpture and earthworks into a profound expression of reverence for the environment. At the entrance to Hicks Art Center, a permanent “back-to-nature garden” of native plants, designed and planted by students and volunteers in spring of 2013, engages visitors in the natural world as the enter and leave the gallery.

Meditations on Nature‌ postcard

Caryn Babaian's Mandala Booklet

Poetry reading by Scott McVay and Patricia Goodrich: Thursday, September 12, 7 p.m., Presser Room, Music & Multimedia Center

Artist talk with Patricia Goodrich:  Wednesday, September 18, 2:30 – 4 p.m., Rollins Center, Gallagher Room

Reception: Wednesday, September 18, 5 – 7 p.m. Curator’s gallery talk at 6 p.m.


Biennial Arts Faculty Showcase

November 1 – December 17, 2013

Reception:  Wednesday, November 6, 5 – 7 p.m.

The Biennial Arts Faculty Showcase features the work of full and part time faculty in all areas of the Department of the Arts. Our digital gallery will present music, multimedia and video.


R/W: Reading & Writing Visual Experience

January 22 – March 7, 2014

R/W: Reading & Writing Visual Experience ‌investigates the uses of reading and writing – from punctuation to publication – in contemporary art. It looks especially at poetic, readable uses of writing rather than structural approaches or dialectics of image and word. The exhibition takes its title from a lecture by Lawrence Lessig, who argues against so-called ‘read-only’ cultures of authority and in favor of freer ‘read/write’ cultures where authors create and combine images and texts. The participants in this exhibit – Aubrie Costello, Marianne Dages, Sharka Hyland, Martha McDonald, Martha Rich, Sheryl Ridenour, Matthew Sepielli, Rebecca Targ and Susan White – are artists and authors, exploring what it means to see language in the setting of the gallery at this point in time. A tri-fold brochure with images and curator’s essay accompanies the exhibition.

Poetry reading and artist talk with Matthew Sepielli, Kevin Varrone and Claire Wilcox: Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m., Music & Multimedia Center, room 001

Artist talk with Martha McDonald & Susan White: Wednesday, March 5, 3 - 4:30 p.m., Music & Multimedia Center, room 010

Reception: Wednesday, March 5, 5 - 7 p.m. Curator's gallery talk at 6:10 p.m.


19th Annual Bucks County High School Art Exhibition

March 30 - April 8, 2014

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 8th Congressional District and be displayed in the corridors of the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol for a year. 

Reception:  Sunday, March 30, 2 - 4 p.m.

Congressional Art Competition Award ceremony at 2:30 p.m.


49th Annual Student Exhibition

May 1 – 13, 2014

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, cinema/video, communications and music. Presented in conjunction with Arts at Bucks.

Reception: Sunday, May 4, 1 - 4 p.m.