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Hicks gallery hosts Bucks high school exhibition


Youthful creativity shines at the 24th annual Bucks County High School Art Exhibition, running until April 10 at Bucks County Community College’s Hicks Art Center Gallery.

A gallery reception, including a Congressional art contest awards ceremony with U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 31.

The show features nearly 300 works of art in a variety of media, such as painting, drawing, photography, graphic design, stained glass, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking and jewelry. The works were submitted by 73 art teachers from 21 high schools throughout Bucks County.

College faculty members have chosen the winners for the annual Congressional Art Competition. Fitzpatrick will present the awards in a ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, March 31.

The artwork of the first-place winner will be displayed for one year in Washington, D.C., in the Cannon Tunnel of the U.S. Capitol Building, along with winning works from high school students around the nation.

Admission is free. The Hicks Art Center Gallery is located on the campus at 275 Swamp Road, Newtown, where there is ample free parking. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For information, call 215-968-8425 or visit

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