Creative Bucks County Exhibit Adds James A. Michener Display


(Bucks County, PA) Visit Bucks County, the official tourism promotion agency of Bucks County, has unveiled the final addition, the James A. Michener installment, to the Creative Bucks County: A Celebration of Art and Artists exhibit at the Bucks County Visitors Center in Bensalem. This permanent exhibit, previously housed at the James A. Michener Art Museum in New Hope, was gifted to the Bucks County Visitors Center by the museum after the closing of the satellite location in 2009.

“We are overjoyed to welcome the James A. Michener installation to the Creative Bucks County exhibit at the Visitor Center,” stated Jerry Lepping, Executive Director of Visit Bucks County. “This allows the building to become more than an information center, we are now an experience that demonstrates an impressive list of inspiring people that have graced Bucks County’s countryside.”

Creative Bucks County is a multimedia exhibition that brings to life the work of the many visual artists, authors, playwrights, lyricists and composers who have lived and worked in Bucks County. The newest addition, the James A. Michener installment completes the exhibit with a creative chronological timeline of his life, achievements and accomplishments along with quotes from this famous American author.

Among the exhibits’ many interactive components, the exhibition allows visitors to peek through Moss Hart’s stage door, listen to the famed tunes of Oscar Hammerstein musicals such as “South Pacific” and “Oklahoma” and pick up Dorothy Parker’s phone to hear recitations of her witticisms and poetry.

The Creative Bucks County Exhibit features the following artists:
* American Author, James A Michener
* Nobel Prize-winning author and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck
* Pennsylvania Impressionist painters, Daniel Garber and Edward Redfield
* Writer and lyricist, Oscar Hammerstein II
* Playwright, Moss Hart
* American primitive painter, Edward Hicks
* Playwright, George S. Kaufman
* Architect, artist and collector, Henry Chapman Mercer
* Poet, critic and writer, Dorothy Parker
* Humorist, S. J. Perelman
* Precisionist painter and photographer, Charles Sheeler
* Writer Jean Toomer, an important author of the Harlem Renaissance.

Travelers, locals and groups are encouraged to visit and take advantage of the informational specialists available throughout the day to assist in the guidance of the exhibit. Complete the day with an educational video shown in the theater at the Bucks County Visitors Center showcasing the history and highlights of beautiful Bucks County.

For more information please contact Visitors Services at 215 639 0300 or www.visitbuckscounty.com  

About Visit Bucks County
Visit Bucks County (VBC) is the official tourist promotion agency for Bucks County. The mission of the VBC is to increase visitation in Bucks County by effectively marketing its heritage and its diverse sites and attractions. For more information on VBC activities call 1-800-836-BUCKS, visit www.VisitBucksCounty.com or stop by the Bucks County Visitor Center located at 3207 Street Road in Bensalem (adjacent to the entrance to the PARX Casino). The Visitor Center is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. It is easily accessible from the Pennsylvania Turnpike, Route 1 and Interstate 95.

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Contact: Michelle Greco, Public Relations Manager
Visit Bucks County
215 639 0300 x 231
MGreco@visitbuckscounty.com