One of our members, Sandy Askey-Admas has been featured in a new book, "Artists' Homes and Studios," a behind-the-scenes look of the art world touring the homes and studios of 86 international artists. You can find the book here on Amazon. If you make your purchase through Amazon Smile, you can designate the Arts & Cultural Council as your charity of choice at no additional cost.
Congratulations to ACCBC members La Fiocco on receiving a Project Stream grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts! La Fiocco is a non-profit professional early music organization that performs vocal and instrumental music of the Baroque and early Classical eras.
Dr. Lewis R. Baratz, Artictic Director is also hosting a new radio program, "The Well-Tempered Baroque" on WWFM The Classical Network, located on the campus of Mercer County Community College.
The Arts & Cultural Council has learned that plans for developing Oscar Hammerstein's farm into a theater and museum have been presented to Doylestown Township supervisors. We understand that this is a somewhat controversial issue for area residents and further information can be found here. Below is a recent article in the Daily Intelligencer published on Dec. 7th. Click the blue plus sign to read more.
Congratulations to our board president and arts advocate, Tara King on receiving the Visit Bucks County Award for her significant contribution to the tourism and hospitality industry in Bucks County! Tara serves as the Executive Director of the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce providing resources and visibility within the Upper Bucks busniess community. This is a well deserved acknowledgement, once again proving that arts and culture offer a significant contribution to our economic development in Bucks County. Brava!
Earlier this summer, the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County provided its members with the amazing opportunity to tour Italy! They were abroad for about a week and were able to share their musical talents in 4 concerts during the tour. The cities they visited include Padova, Venice, Verona, Tuscany, Lucca (the birth place of Puccini), Via Reggio, Florence, Siena, Rome and Vatican City.
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