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Student Arts Expo garners rave reviews

The Bucks County Intermediate Unit (Bucks IU), in partnership with this year’s host school district, Central Bucks, organized the second annual Bucks County Student Arts Expo last month at Central Bucks High School South.

The event featured the artwork and performance productions of students from Bucks County school districts, Career Technical Centers (CTCs), and from the Bucks IU.

The program was conceived as a means of bringing together these educational entities to highlight and demonstrate the truly exceptional breadth and depth of the arts education programs currently available to students of Bucks County public schools.

The event was free and open to the public, with the talent showcased undeniably amazing. 

Visual arts and multi-media productions were beautifully displayed and filled the entire auditorium lobby area.

The works were grouped by each of the 14 different Bucks County high schools/districts participating with each piece of art labeled with the artist’s name and grade, their school and teacher.

The pieces on display including ceramics, photography, pencil drawings, mosaic tile works, plaster sculptures, printmaking, painting, film, and more! 

The evening’s performances were a dazzling array of exceptional entertainment representing county-wide musical and dramatic programs. With a total of 24 pieces performed by 11 different groups, attendees were transported for two hours from an outstanding production of ‘My Shot’ from the Broadway hit ‘Hamilton,’ to an original composition by the ‘Drummers With Attitude’ that had everyone mesmerized.

A jazz combo rocked it with a level of musical expertise that seemed to far exceed their high school ages, while a dramatic monologue touched the heart, and orchestral pieces smoothly transported the listeners. 

The evening provided a truly unique opportunity to experience, enjoy, and become immersed in an eclectic, and highly skilled, celebration of Bucks County student artists and performers.  

Bucks County public schools offer students a comprehensive selection of classes covering a broad range of the arts, through co-curricular programs and extra-curricular activities, to help students discover and foster their own unique interests and abilities.

PHOTO CAP: A portrait of Philadelphia Eagle Brian Dawkins, by Tyler Handa, a student at Bucks County Technical High School.