FACT Bucks County Co-sponsors GIFT OF GIVING XIII: Lost In Space at the Michener

“The purpose of art education is not only to make more art and better artists, but better people and better communities.”  Herbert Read


Where:  James A.  Michener Art Museum Education Gallery

When:  Opening Reception, November 9th ( 2-4pm)

Exhibit runs from November 9 thru December 9  (This exhibition is free and open to the public during regular Museum hours)



In our annual celebration of art and giving, we present an exhibition of student artwork created in Michener Summer Arts Camp programs. Over 40 student artists explored their interpretations of outer space in a variety of medium, including paint, collage, printmaking, pastel and cyanotype. They created dream-like landscapes and ethereal batiks, pastel planets and fantastic natural forms, futuristic cityscapes and ocean views. They imagined aliens, robots, starry skies and meteor showers.

There are even cosmic images inspired by Michener Art Museum collections.

In connection with the current Michener exhibit Starstruck: The Fine Art of Astrophotography, finished student works were reproduced using high-resolution digital photography. This process has added a unique layer of interest to the images.

Gift of Giving is inspired by Kids Care: Kids Creating Art for People with AIDS, a Philadelphia

program in which children create works of art that are displayed and then distributed to homebound patients affected by HIV/AIDS. At the close of our Lost in Space exhibition, all works will be giftwrapped and delivered to Trinity Episcopal Church. At their Peace Meals holiday dinner in December,  these artworks will be given to area residents living with HIV/AIDS.

 The Gift of Giving XIII: Lost in Space exhibition not only shares a unique perspective on the beauty and mystery of outer space; it also gives us time to reflect on the value that art has in helping heal a community.

Lead Sponsor:   First Savings   Banking-Insurance-Investments      

Additional Sponsors:  FACT Bucks County, Morrie Breyer & Michael Mamp

Special Recognition:  Julia Feingold, CIT and Junior Volunteer Project Assistant / Graphic Design

More on the Michener:  http://michenermuseum.org/