This region has a long tradition of assembling collections of original works of art for display and educational use in public schools. "Dedicated, Displayed, Discovered" will draw from the art collections of regional school districts, revealing remarkable works of art that have not been seen by the public for many years.
George Sotter (1879-1953), an artist strongly identified with Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is best known for his magical winter nocturnes, scenes made even more enchanting by the blanket of snow that is a recurring motif in his work. "Light and Shadow" will present the various other types of landscape he produced throughout his career, and will introduce his work as a stained-glass artist, and examine the artistic exchange between the media in which he worked.
Presented for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's controversial speech entitled "Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence," from which it draws inspiration, this exhibition features 31 photographs chronicling protests, social movements, and ideological shifts since the 1950s.
Illustrator Kim Kurki is inspired by nature, discovery, a sense of wonder, and imagination. In this fun family workshop, work with Kim and Michener staff in the art classrooms while drawing from nature. Think turtles, mushrooms, fairy gardens, bunnies, flowers, salamanders, seashells, and more
A classically trained violinist who went on to become an electric violin and education innovator, Caryl Lin plays everything from Bach to rock. A violinist since age 9, Caryn Lin's early studies in classical music have left a distinct mark on her style. She has performed in numerous folk venues - she was once nominated as the best Philly folk act - and is also a veteran of rock and country bands. She's even been billed as New Age or jazz. After years of experimenting with sound, Caryn puts on a live show that is truly unique. Sometimes as a solo artist and sometimes with a backing band, she plays her 4-, 5- and 6-string electric violins and uses a jam man to make short on-the-spot recordings of her voice, percussion instruments and other sounds. As she plays the violin, the recorded snippets play back in a continuous loop adding layer upon layer of sound over deceptively simple melodies. The result is music that is both otherworldly and totally catchy. in recent years she has become a strong lyricist, sometimes adding her voice to the mix.