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AOY Art Center opening Student Invitational and Faculty Show


The AOY Art Center will host a Student Invitational and Faculty Show to showcase the talent that has developed, and in some cases erupted, from its art classes.
Students’ stories are of new beginnings, of people who have discovered their artistic self, of people who found a passion after concluding a career.
The public is invited to see the show Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb. 20. This is an in-person show only and, for everyone’s safety, AOY is providing timed entry admission.
Admission is free but pre-registration is requested. Go to to reserve your date and time. All persons will need to be masked inside the gallery, located at 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley.
The exhibit includes several works by students who continue their creative studies by returning back to classes. One such student is David Meadow, who has honed his acrylic painting techniques for over three years at AOY, and recently has taken to exploring concepts of palette knife painting.

The exhibition will include felted jewelry and wearable art created by Doty Horn who takes the Handmade Felting class with Nelly Kouzmina. Stained glass works by new instructor David Hansel will be on display and also available for purchase.
The AOY faculty are all teaching artists in their own right who opt to share their talents and training with the aspiring.
AOY Education Director and instructor James Bongartz has painted for over 30 years, exhibiting in galleries and juried shows throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. His paintings are responses and interpretations from his own photography.
AOY offers a wide variety of art classes and workshops for adults and youth, including online options. Class sessions run for six weeks. New classes begin Feb. 28. Go to for information and to register.