Grey Nun Academy Hosts Art on the Move Exhibit for the Spring Semester Featuring Famous Bucks County Artists

Children Learn the Significance of Art in Education Through Specialized Curriculum Focused on Math, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, Cultural Connections, and Technology

March 23, 2017 -- Yardley, PA -- Grey Nun Academy (GNA), an independent, Catholic elementary school in Bucks County, PA, is hosting a body of artwork by famous artists from Bucks County including Walter Emerson Baum, Sarah Blakeslee, Joseph Crilley, and others. On loan from the Bucks County Intermediate Unit (BCIU) #22 for the spring semester, the Art on the Move Program (AOTM) features a collection of six paintings that capture the essence and beauty of the Bucks County countryside. The exhibit offers students a unique opportunity to learn about Math, Social Studies, Science, Language Arts, Cultural Connections, and Technology through art.

“Grey Nun Academy is privileged to feature this incredible collection of works from renowned local artists,” said Deborah Kost, Head of School. “The Bucks County Intermediate Unit has done a wonderful job of creating a robust program that introduces original works of art through various curriculum-related activities designed to enrich the student learning experience.”

The AOTM collection was donated to the BCIU in 1949 by artist Walter Baum and former superintendent of Bucks County Schools, Dr. Charles H. Boehm. Since its inception, the collection has grown to include over 350 pieces of artwork.

The BCIU, which provides programs and services for schools in the region, lends these paintings to area schools for an 8-10 week period to raise awareness about local art and artists, and to teach art education through lessons that coordinate with a variety of academic subjects.

In addition to the lessons provided, the BCIU encourages students to create art projects inspired by the collection. Grey Nun Academy will have the opportunity to have their pieces displayed at the end-of-the-year exhibit at the BCIU.

“It will be an honor to have our students’ artwork featured in the exhibit.” added Kost. “It is very important to us that the children learn the importance of expressing themselves through the arts and to be proud of the pieces they create.”

The AOTM exhibit will be at Grey Nun Academy until June and will be part of the Grey Nun Academy Fine Arts Event being held on the evening of Tuesday, April 25, 2017.

For additional information about Grey Nun Academy, please contact Lisa Grabowski, Director of Enrollment at Grey Nun Academy at: 215-968-4151 extension 102 or lgrabowski@gnaedu.org or via the school website at www.greynunacademy.org.

About Grey Nun Academy

Founded in 1963 by the Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart, Grey Nun Academy is the independent, Catholic, co-educational elementary school in Bucks County, PA for children in grades PreK3 through Grade Eight. The Academy's mission is to offer an academically rich curriculum that meets the unique needs of individual students while respecting the rights, interests, and dignity of each child. Grey Nun Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and dually accredited by Middle States Association and AdvancED. The Academy welcomes children of all faiths and cultures. The Academy's educational process leads children to embrace and promote peace and social justice in our world. To learn more, please visit www.greynunacademy.org or contact Lisa Grabowski at 215-968-4151.

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