NEWTOWN >> Art at Kings Oaks, a unique pop-up art show in Bucks County, returns this fall with its fourth show featuring 20 visual artists from across the U.S. and abroad.
The show is on view from October 7 to 16 at an historic barn and chapel on Kings Oaks Farm in Wrightstown Township where worn wooden and stone walls become backdrops for the artwork. The talent showcased by these notable artists resembles a pirate’s hoard, improbably gathered in one place.
Art at Kings Oaks is a “What if” passion project led by Bucks County painter Alex Cohen. Cohen says this show promises to be the most exciting yet, bringing together a cadre of ambitious makers and prominent contemporaries.
“I admire their pursuit of individual vision, attention to craft, and the poetic depth of their work," said Cohen. "These artists both respect and take joy in the materials and the process, the stuff of artmaking. There’s a wonderful blend of precision and abandon.”
Regarding the process for curation, Cohen shares, “I construct the show the way I approach constructing a painting, trying to intuit a path to attraction, pulling together elements that are personal and effective. I enjoy connecting the dots between artists who don’t know each other yet but have a lot in common in their practices. It helps build community.”
Art at Kings Oaks provides an opportunity to view exceptional work in a space rich with historical and natural beauty. The intimacy of the exhibition spaces allows the audience to feel welcomed into the warmth of the creative act. The show has been cheered on by artists, critics and art-lovers in previous years and is eagerly anticipated by returning and new visitors alike. Only on view for the first two weekends of October, Art at Kings Oaks blooms briefly but vibrantly.
Exhibiting artists include: Jan Baltzell, Derek Bernstein, Roger Chavez, Alex Cohen, Dennis Congdon, Ronit Goldschmidt, Yedidya Hershberg, Jenny Kanzler, Pat Klein, William Eckhardt Kohler, Gillian Pederson Krag, Susan Lichtman, Jeffrey Morabito, Tina Newberry, Andrea Packard, Joseph Podlesnik, Celia Reisman, Deborah Sebaoun, Clintel Steed, and James Stewart.
An opening reception takes place Friday, October 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. Weekend hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Oct. 8, 9, 15 and 16. A closing reception takes place Sunday, October 16 from 12 to 4 p.m.
Kings Oaks Farm is located at 756 Worthington Mill Road in Wrightstown Township. Onsite parking will be readily available. For information, call 215-603-6573