We’re surrounded by talented artists in Bucks County. Here are four local art exhibits going on right now in Bucks that are well-worth a visit:
- The metalwork of artist Paul Evans is on display through June 1 at the James A. Michener Art Museum in Doylestown, PA. Using his welding, metallurgy, and jewelry design skills, designer-craftsman Paul Evans (1931-1987) established a reputation as a creative designer of unique sculpted metal furniture. Constantly experimenting with new materials, technologies, and designs, his shop operated much like an industrial laboratory, and his highly innovative experimental approaches have attracted an international following.
- “The New Normal” by Bucks County artists Linda Guenste and Susan Moloney on Saturday June 7 from 5pm to 8pm at Blank Canvas Gallery: Linda Guenste is an artist best known for her landscapes and intimate portraits of trees, but her latest work has taken a political turn and focused on some of the pressing issues of contemporary culture. An award winning artist, her work has been shown throughout Pennsylvania and the US, including Florida, Texas and New Mexico. Susan Moloney is an assemblage artist, working with mixed media and found objects out of her studio in North Wales. Most recently featured at the New Hope Arts Center, her work echos her fascination with abandoned places and things like doll heads, rusty toys, and medical stuff. Both artists will be examining the question of ‘What is normal?’ via their works in the show. In our quest for individuality, many personal expressions once thought to be on the fringe of society are now readily accepted. Tatoos, piercings, and the blurring of gender roles is now commonplace in society. Yet we continue to be deluged by the media with images of ‘perfection’ and ‘beauty’. Where within these boundaries does ‘The New Normal’ lie? The event is free and open to the public, with light refreshments available. “The New Normal” will remain on exhibit until July 19, 2014. The gallery will also be hosting both artists on Saturday June 21 at 4pm for a question and answer discussion about their work and artistic process.
- Grand Opening of The Red Tulip Gallery at 19C West Bridge Street, New Hope. The grand opening takes place on May 31 with festivities continuing through the month of June. The gallery features hand-crafted art by members of the Bucks County Guild of Craftsmen (BCGC), a chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen. Local artists are juried into the gallery, assuring a high level of craftsmanship and a dedication to fine craft. The artists also staff the gallery, bringing a personal touch to the shopping experience. Grand Opening festivities include a May 31 demo by member jeweler Adrienne Neszmelyi-Romano (11 am – 12:30 pm), and demos on June 1 by Amy Turner, weaver, 11:30 – 1:30, and Cynthia Prediger, jeweler, 1:30 – 3. Snacks will be available while you browse the fine, handmade crafts, including wood, fiber, clay, glass, and jewelry.
- Todd Bricker shows in the gallery at RIAH Hair Studio through June 2014: Needing an outlet to overcome two brain surgeries, a stroke, medication overdoses, seizures and depression Todd Bricker decided to document his journey towards recovery through art. Personal experiences, visions, hopes and dreams are the focus of his paintings. You’re invited to come and experience “Visually Medicated” inside the Gallery at RIAH Hair Studio, 3488 York Road in Furlong. 10% of Artist proceeds will be donated to The Epilepsy Foundation of Eastern Pennsylvania.