22 April

An Afternoon in Arden

An Afternoon in Arden

The Arden Craft Shop Museum and Archives Committee Presents: An Afternoon with the Artist Celebrating our exhibition Authors of the Ardens  Demonstration on simple bookmaking and  Art Exhibition with artist  Susan Benarcik Sunday, April 24, 1-3 pm At the Arden Craft Shop Museum  I will have a small exhibition of work which incorporates paper and text, and will […]

1 April

Sculpture and Workshops at Delaware Home & Garden Show

Sculpture and Workshops at Delaware Home & Garden Show

Today was a very long day that started out with the de-installation of Rhythmic Chaos, my exhibition at the Mezzanine Gallery in Wilmington, DE.  Thank you all for coming out to see my new work!  With no time to spare I steered the art van toward the Chase Center on the Wilmington Riverfront. In a rather impromptu […]

7 March

Rhythmic Chaos

Rhythmic Chaos

at Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery March 4th – 24th The Mezzanine Gallery highlights work of Delaware artists who have, or hope to receive an emerging artist or established artist grant award. This was my first exhibition as a Delaware artist, and an excellent opportunity for me to design a new body of work for […]

15 February

Fiber Metamorphosis

Fiber Metamorphosis

Fiber Metamorphosis is a new class currently offered in the Winter Session at Main Line Art Center. It has become so wildly popular that it’s also running again in the Spring! The focus of this four-week course is to be inspired by and learn how to transform found and natural materials into  the essential elements used to […]

9 December

Linocut Workshop

Linocut Workshop

Recently we hosted another Art Adventure, this one was Linocut workshop with a distinct theme… beer and wine. Art Adventures are our interpretation of a “paint night”, but soooo much more exciting!! The group created images for their own bespoke small-brew batches of wine or beer- imaginary and real. Each design was unique and imaginative, keeping with […]

9 December

Jester Artspace

What started out as a conversation with new acquaintances at a holiday party, has blossomed into something quite wonderful.  A year ago, I didn’t know any of the amazing people who would come together to formulate and nurture a new creative project called the Jester Artspace. Ken and I met Alan Baseden and his family at a mutual […]

21 October

Invasive Vine Basket Making at Mt. Cuba Center

Invasive Vine Basket Making at Mt. Cuba Center

We gathered in the super-fabulous wet lab at Mt. Cuba Center on friday to create beautiful and functional baskets, made of invasive vines.         Margaret Shillingford introduced the vines that the staff had collected from the grounds at Mt Cuba. Honeysuckle, Bittersweet, Virginia Creeper- these were among the many clingy, twining, vines that we used to […]

20 October

Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms

Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms

Do natural forms and patterns inspire and delight you? I often create designs based on organic patterns and forms. Can you tell which piece is based on a shark egg sack, or “Mermaid’s Purse”, and which design was based on giraffe fur? I’m teaching “Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms” at DCAD; Continuing Ed &  for credit […]

7 October

ORDINARY MEDIUMS; EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS at Main Line Art Center

ORDINARY MEDIUMS; EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS at Main Line Art Center

  Wednesdays 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM with Susan Benarcik Oct 28 – Nov 18, 2015Artists produce solutions, manage uncertainty, experiment, explore, transform, collaborate, problem-solve, and take risks every day. In this 4 session course, you are invited to experiment with a practicing studio artist with a variety of creative mediums that will activate your […]

10 September

Autumn Wreath; Not Your Ordinary Wreath Workshop

Autumn Wreath; Not Your Ordinary Wreath Workshop

Autumn Wreath: Not Your Ordinary Wreath at Main Line Art Center in Haverford, PA Monday, September 28, 2015 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Notes: $30 supply fee payable to instructor Using unusual branches and vines as a base for creating your own autumn wreath.  The outcome is really up to you and your own personal style, […]