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Bucks County schools show their talents at Art Expo

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Simply astounding! The collective talent assembled under the single roof of Central Bucks High School South in the name of Second Annual Bucks County Student Arts Expo on the evening of Nov. 6 was not to be rivaled.

A gathering of guests in the lobby to view multi-media and visual art exhibits, led into the live performances (band, choral, drama, ensemble and orchestra) in the auditorium.

Artwork displayed, representing 15 schools or districts, filled the entire lobby area. The pieces included ceramics, photography, pencil drawings, mosaic tile works, plaster sculptures, printmaking, painting, film, and the like. The display was followed up with 18 stage performances.

The price of admission – free. Folks who missed it will be eating their hearts out for years to come.

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit coordinated the event in partnership with this year’s host school district, Central Bucks. District Superintendent, Dr. John Kopicki, introduced the live performance in the auditorium.

“It is my honor to serve as the superintendent of the Central Bucks School District,” said Kopicki. “On behalf of our school board, and our entire school community, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome this amazing program to Central Bucks, and more specifically, here to Central Bucks High School South.

“Foremost, I want to take a few minutes to thank the Bucks County Intermediate Unit, under the leadership of Dr. Mark Hoffman, for facilitating this student arts expo with the superintendents of Bucks County,” Kopicki continued. “Thank you to the intermediate unit’s Dr. Edwina Frasca-Stuart and Robyn Gross for their tireless efforts in cooperation with our coordinators here in Central Bucks, Mike Gruver, Deb Thomas, Angela Linch, and CB South Principal Jason Bucher and his team, who organized this evening’s event.”

Represented in the stage performance were: Central Bucks High School West Women’s Choir, Central Bucks South A Capella, New Hope-Solebury Orchestra, Bensalem Township School District’s Femineus Vocalis, Bristol Township Drummers with Attitude, Council Rock North Star Combo and String Quartet, Pennridge Central String Quartet and High School Chamber Orchestra, Pennsbury School District musical and dramatic soloists, plus its Jazz Quintet, and Morrisville School District Band.

Students’ work throughout the county was exhibited through arts and culture representative of the broad and diverse arts programs offered in Bucks County public schools and career technical centers.

The Bucks County IU also coordinates gallery and exhibit opportunities for student artists, a Shakespeare Festival with the Arden Theatre Company of Philadelphia and programs that combine arts with the fields of science, technology, engineering and math to help expand STEM to STEAM education.


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