The Artists of Yardley (AOY) Art Center, a Pennsbury Partner, hosted the third annual gallery show of adjudicated Pennsbury student work on two weekends in January, 2019. As in past years, this showcase of up-and-coming talent was juried by members of AOY after the students curated their own collections of favorite works from sequential high school art classes.
A wide variety of student works in many different media were exhibited, including original still life drawings, airbrushed skateboards, ceramics, stained glass lamps, and digital photography. This year, Pennsbury Art Majors also created unique portraits and self-portraits in the style of master artist, Guiseppe Arcimboldo, using a variety of surprising objects. Guests also saw a collection of large, 3D pieces from the sculpture and advanced 3D classes.
The AOY Art Center is located on the Patterson Farm at 949 Mirror Lake Road in Lower Makefield Township. The public was invited to an opening reception at the center on Friday, January 18th and the gallery show continued during the last two weekends of the month.
Ruth Anne Schultz, Pennsbury’s K‑12 Art Curriculum Coordinator, said, “On behalf of the Art Department, I’d like to say that this partnership with the AOY Art Center is a win-win for both the students of Pennsbury and the community. We appreciate all the extra effort that AOY contributed to host this student exhibition, and we are excited that these public shows bring more community exposure for the work of our students and their teachers.”
The purpose of the AOY Art Center is to pursue art education for the community. For more information about current exhibitions or classes, visit www.artistsofyardley.org or call Bette Sovinee at 215–493-1205.
AOY was named Pennsbury’s Nonprofit Partner of the Year for the 2018–2019 academic year.