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Public Will Get Rare View Of Artmobile Exhibition In Newtown

The Artmobile.
Credit: Bucks County Community College

Bucks County Community College’s Artmobile is opening its doors for a rare public preview.

The Artmobile will be opening its “Planting Seeds: The Art & Science of Pollination” exhibition next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hicks Art Center and 3-D Arts Building on the community college’s campus in Newtown Township. Parking and admission are both free.

The preview comes as the traveling outreach museum prepares to embark on a nine-month tour of the county.

The exhibition features 14 artists and scientists from the area and across the country who work to increase awareness of pollinators, the threats to their habitat loss, and the consequences of diminished populations, said Fran Orlando, director of exhibitions and Artmobile.

“This exhibition was inspired by the college’s meadow restoration project in neighboring Tyler State Park, led by our science professors and students in an effort to attract butterflies and other much-needed pollinators,” said Orlando.

The Artmobile receives funding through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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