The Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County plans exhibitions, programs, forums, events, and advocacy initiatives for ACCBC members throughout the county. In addition, the Arts and Cultural Council collaborates with member businesses, cultural organizations, and artists to promote programs that highlight their creativity, outreach, and arts engagement in the community.
Michener Art Museum to Present Innovative Sculpture Exhibition
Beginning February 17, 2018, the James A. Michener Art Museum will present Virtually Rudy: New Dimensions in Sculpture, an innovative sculpture exhibition that joins 20th century art with 21st century technology. Nine sculptures by artist Charles Rudy (1904-1986) will be on display alongside three-dimensional representations made possible through a partnership with the Google Cultural Institute. Through Google Cardboard viewers, visitors will be able to explore the sculptures in virtual-reality mode. The exhibition will be on view through April 8, 2018.
“This is a first-of-a-kind show–not only for the Michener, but for many art museums in the United States,” said Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano, director of interpretation and innovation, who co-curated the exhibition with assistant curator Louise Feder. “We are very proud that our museum, which has long been committed to showcasing the work of important regional artists, is also at the forefront of technology, and is taking a leading role in understanding how technology can enhance the visitor experience.”
The Michener was the first institution on the East Coast to partner with the Google Cultural Institute 3D Operations team to digitize objects from its permanent collection, making 26 objects–including 15 of Rudy’s sculptures–accessible in 3D in 2015 to a global audience. Virtually Rudy pairs the tangible with the intangible, presenting scan and sculpture side by side for the first time.
For more information and to purchase tickets in advance, visit MichenerArtMuseum.orgRead more
Keith Spencer- The Robeson Songbook: A Negro Spiritual and Gospel Celebration of the Music of Paul Robeson
In celebration of Black History Month, Spencer performs his original show, a concert celebrating the life and legacy of Paul Robeson conveyed amidst the song palette of gospel and Negro spirituals. Features songs such as “Go Down, Moses”, “Down by the Riverside”,” and more!Read more
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Michener Art Museum Presents Jazz Night Featuring Jack Saint Clair on February 24
Now in its 22nd year, the ever-popular Jazz Night concert series at the Michener Art Museum continues with a live performance from Philadelphia-based saxophonist Jack Saint Clair, performing with the Blue String Quartet, on February 24 at 8 pm. Tickets and information about this series, which regularly hosts the region’s most talented jazz musicians, can be found at MichenerArtMuseum.org.
A young musician who jumpstarted his career in his early teens, Saint Clair can now be seen playing at Temple University and at clubs throughout Philadelphia. He is the leader, conductor, and sole writer for the Jack Saint Clair Orchestra, a 17-piece big band. His arrangements have been adopted by the Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, the Temple University Jazz Orchestra, and the Dutch Concert Big Band. In addition to writing and performing with his own orchestra, Saint Clair regularly performs alongside vocalist Chelsea Reed and as part of the Fair Weather Nine and the Epoche Saxophone Quartet.
The Jazz Night series continues with a performance from bassist Matthew Parrish on May 5 at 8 pm. For more information about this and other programs, visit MichenerArtMuseum.orgRead more
New Hope Art League 2018 Juried Art Show Prospectus
215-440-7979 • www.MyConservatory.org
Exhibition Dates: Friday, April 6 to Friday, 20, 2018.
Receiving Artwork: Monday, April 2, 10 am – 7 pm
Opening Reception: Friday, April 6, 6 pm – 8 pm
Pick up of Artwork: Tuesday, April 24, 10 am – 7 pm
Fee: Members $25./ Non-members $40.
Donna Lovely cell: 561-400-1958
Aida Birritteri cell: 908-892-4923