Thank you to everyone who made our fundraiser such a fun filled day. We would like to extend thanks to the Perkasie and Sellersville communities for being gracious host, all the volunteers who made the event possible, our sponors the Bucks County Community College Foundation and the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, the businesses who opened their doors to us and provided such tasty treats: Washington House, Sellersville Theater, Stella’s Cafe, Chimayo Gallery, Bucks County Soapstone, Eric & Christopher, The Breadbox Bakery and Free Will Brewing and the Perkasie Histrorical Society for providing such informative tours.
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The Arts and Cultural Council was honored to have one of our members, Kirby Fredendall, painter and educator, speak at CB East High School for this year’s Art Honor Society induction. Congratulations to all past and new inductees on this worthy accomplishment.
Thank you to everyone who made a contribution to our Giving Tuesday campaign. This year the Council focused on art education for under served students and schools in Bucks County. Although we did not reach our goal, we are never the less happy to donate $440 to Bucks Artists in Residence to bring art lessons to those students.
The Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County, a consortium of organizations and individuals devoted to promoting the region as a cultural magnet, has selected Bucks County Community College as its Member of the Year.
The award, which will be presented at the council’s annual members reception on September 13, at the James A. Michener Museum, recognizes the college’s work in the education, promotion and support of the arts in Bucks County.
“We are pleased to acknowledge Bucks County Community College’s long-term role in both educating the public and serving as a venue for arts and cultural events,” said council president Anna-Lena Bromberg. “We are fortunate to have such a highly regarded teaching institution as a member of our council, a member that is consistently supportive and inclusive of our rich arts and cultural community.”
Founded in 1964, the public, two-year college offers nearly 80 programs of study that lead to an associate degree or certificate. It’s one of the few community colleges in the country accredited by both the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and the National Association of Schools of Music.
“The college values its longstanding partnership with the Arts and Cultural Council of Bucks County through our shared vision of promoting the arts throughout the region,” said Dr. Stephanie Shanblatt, president of Bucks County Community College. “We are honored to be recognized by the council and look forward to future collaborations.”
Recently, the college partnered with several organizations to cohost the first annual Plein Air Festival which featured fifty artists from Bucks County and all over the United States. It hosts numerous cultural events throughout the year, most of which are free, at venues like the Hicks Art Center Gallery in Newtown, The Gallery at the Lower Bucks Campus in Bristol, and a picturesque outdoor amphitheater at the Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie. The Zlock Performing Arts Center at Newtown is also host to musical and theatrical events, while the Language and Literature Department sponsors the Bucks County Poet Laureate contest and Wordsmiths Reading Series, attracting bards and literature lovers from across the region.
The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County’s annual members reception, when the award will be presented to the college, takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, at the James A. Michener Museum, located at 138 South Pine St., Doylestown, Pa.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the Doylestown Arts Festival, all the volunteers and our member artists Kirby Fredenall, Dore’ Vorum, Patti Bradeis and Mary Shafer who shared their work.
Congrutulations to Arts and Cultural Board Member Jim Sell for receiving the Bucks County Community College Foundation Board of Directors 2016 Community Award on March 17th. Jim is not only a strong advocate for the college, but is heavily involved in the community. Well done Jim!
Congratulations to Arts & Cultural Council Board Member Rose Marie Stripolli as well. She will be inducted into the Hall of Fame at the Centre for the Arts in Historic Bristol Borough on April 9th. Well done Rose Marie!
Looking for a gift idea? How about tickets to the Arts & Cultural Council’s spring 2016 fundraiser, The Bristol Stroll. For more information about this funfilled day in Historic Bristol Borough click here.
Congratulations to the Town & Country Players on receiving the 2015 Members Recognition Award from the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County! A community oriented, all volunteer local theater, Town & Country Players have served our community over the past 68 years, currently presenting 6-8 productions annually. They are located in what they lovingly refer to as “The Old Barn” on York Road in Buckingham PA.
Information about T&C Players and their season schedule can be found on their website at: www.townandcountryplayers.org.
The Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County presents an annual award to one of our member groups who have demonstrated an ongoing contribution to the Arts and Cultural Community. This Award was presented at the ACCBC’s Annual Members Reception at the James A. Michener Art Museum on June 18, 2015.
Pictured above is Arts & Cultural Council president Anna-Lena Bromberg, glass artist Karl Carter who was commissioned to create the award, and Sharon Rill-Soester, president of T&C Players. Pictured below are members from their Board of Directors and a close up photo of the award.
Congratulations to our members and friends at New Hope Arts on receiving a grant from PNC Arts Alive for their Outdoor Sculpture Project! Recipients were selected for bold thinking around increasing arts access and engagement. New Hope Arts Executive Director, Carol Cruickshanks, commented on the perfect match between the PNC Arts Alive mission and the essential needs of revitalizing the outdoor exhibition.
“We now have the resources and opportunity to restore the outdoor sculpture vision created by our founder, Robin Larsen over twelve years ago.” The official opening for the exhibition is planned for July 4th weekend 2015. This walk-able family friendly public art display will be explored and enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. More information on the official opening can be found by clicking here.
Congratulations to Bucks County Community College on celebrating their golden anniversary! Since its founding in 1964, Bucks has brought affordable higher education to residents of the county and beyond. It was launched as part of the burgeoning community college movement in the U.S. that sought to bring college within reach for all citizens.
We are grateful to former president of the College, Dr. James Linksz who was one of the founders of the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County and graciously provided us a home on their campus. From its modest beginnings on the former Tyler estate, Bucks has grown to three campuses, an online virtual campus, Continuing Education, and a Public Safety Training Center that prepares first-responders across the globe. Learn more about the anniversary cellebrations by clicking here.
The Hicks Arts Center and Zlock Performing Arts Center on campus host a variety of events as a part of the “Arts at Bucks” program. Learn more by clicking here.