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AOY Art Center hosts premiere of “Emerging Artists of Lower Bucks High Schools” Art Show


AOY Art Center hosts the premiere of the “Emerging Artists of Lower Bucks High Schools Art Show,” featuring the artwork of students from Council Rock North and South high schools, Bristol Township (Truman High School), George School, Neshaminy and Pennsbury high schools.

This exhibition marks the first time that Lower Bucks County high schools have come together to showcase their artistic talents.

The opening reception and awards presentation kicks off from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, at AOY Art Center, 949 Mirror Lake Road in Lower Makefield. The event is free and open to the public, providing a unique opportunity for art enthusiasts to witness the diverse and creative works of emerging talents from the region.

For those unable to attend the opening reception, the public is invited to explore the art show on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. This exhibition will only be available for a limited time, from Saturday, Jan. 13, until Sunday, Jan. 21. Additionally, the gallery will be open on Friday, Jan. 19, from noon to 5 p.m.

Anne Gannon, chair of the Emerging Artists Committee at AOY, emphasized the significance of community support for young artists, stating, “It is so important that the community, especially our AOY community of artists, continue to foster the young people in their pursuit of the arts.”

AOY is pleased to offer cash and other awards to the students in recognition of outstanding achievement. The recipients of these awards will be determined by the jurors, adding an element of prestige and recognition to the talents on display.

Join in for an inspiring evening at the AOY Art Center on Jan. 12, celebrating the creativity and artistic expression of the next generation.

Jurors for the exhibition are:

Jean Childs Buzgo, serving as the juror for the 2D entries. Buzgo is well known in Bucks County as an award-winning, full-time oil painter. She is represented by the Silverman Gallery in Buckingham.

Joan Cannon and Phyllis Hnatko are both serving as jurors for the 3-D entries.

Cannon creates functional wheel-thrown pottery. Producing work primarily in the electric kiln, she has made raku, and saggar pottery, and regularly fires her work in the wood kiln at Tyler Park Center for the Arts. She is also studying oil painting.

Hnatko is a retired professional enjoying the arts. Since her retirement she has focused her training on hand-built pottery. She has also studied sculpture.

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