17 Feb 2015

Murmuration

Murmuration

  I never really knew that large groups of birds performing synchronized flying in the sky had a name. Murmuration is the formation of thousands of birds gathering together in flight. This wall sculpture was made with murmurations in mind. It works well as a wall installation, also mounted on grey linen. I think this video caught by Sophie Windsor […]

17 Feb 2015

Sculptural Installations With Found Materials

Sculptural Installations With Found Materials

I find it challenging to make artwork out of unlikely materials and find the responses of viewers delightful -when they finally recognize what they are looking at. Because my relationship with the natural world is at the forefront of my practice, I use natural and found materials, principals of alchemy, and ecology to design and build […]

16 Feb 2015

Pysanky; Ukrainian Decorated Egg Workshop

Pysanky; Ukrainian Decorated Egg Workshop

Introductory Pysanky for Adults & Teens – with Susan Benarcik Wednesday 25th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Thursday 26th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday 27th 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Saturday 28th 1 pm – 4 pm Sunday 29th 1 pm – 4 pm   In this three hour workshop, we will explore the of basics of pysanky; a Ukrainian Easter egg, decorated with […]

16 Feb 2015

Collage, Gouache & Encaustic

Collage, Gouache & Encaustic

In response to the Facebook Art Challenge, there is expressed interest in seeing more of my collage, encaustic and gouache work, I’m happy to know that there is so much appreciation for this type of work. My NEW web site is under construction, and the current website susanbenarcik.com doesn’t cover the collage, encaustic, and gouache […]

3 Feb 2015

Sky Frame @ 2 Commerce Square; Sculptural Installations 

It’s not a secret, but you can’t go see it… yet. I have two large scale sculptural installations-  the kind that take forever to install, and are largely dependent on the space they will inhabit. In this case, it’s the 32nd floor of a high-rise building in center city Philadelphia… and  it’s AWESOMELY unfurnished! Thanks to a new […]

3 Feb 2015

Challenge Yourself: Continuing Education at DCAD

Challenge Yourself: Continuing Education at DCAD

What are you waiting for, the Spring classes at DCAD are awesome… especially mine. No art experience is necessary. Are you inspired by nature, but don’t really know how to integrate it into your artwork? This is the class for you:     Inspired By Nature: Organic Forms | 2D & 3D Investigate, recreate, and design 2 […]

1 Feb 2015

Highlands Art Garage Wilmington Art Loop

Highlands Art Garage Wilmington Art Loop

It’s official, Highlands Art Garage, a new and exciting artspace and workshop in Wilmington! We’re really looking forward to seeing all of our friends, and meeting our neighbors. It will be loads of fun, our Pop Up Art Shop and Gallery are open on Friday, March 6th to coincide with the Art Loop. Bring some […]

24 Jan 2015

Highlands Art Garage … We Have Arrived!

Highlands Art Garage … We Have Arrived!

The sign is to go up this week… weather permitting. We’re getting all prettied up for our Art Loop opening- Friday february 6th. Be there! Bring friends! Spread the word! like us, love us! Highlands Art Garage Friday february 6th. 5-9 P.M. 2003 West 17th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 319-4050    

24 Jan 2015

Studio 7 Workshops with Susan Benarcik

So frequently I’m reminded by media that we are distracted, we are we multi-tasking to our disadvantage, and our restless minds have no room to hear subtleties.  So how do we increase our focus in a world filled with distractions? Some suggest meditation, diet, or yoga and meditation to increase mindfulness. What I suggest is … creativity. Studio […]

18 Jan 2015

Highlands Art Garage -The Best Stop on the Art Loop

The best stop on the Art Loop… The Highlands Art Garage- a new and exciting arts education venue offering unique classes and workshops.  Friday, February 6th To mark the official opening in our new location at 2003 West 17th Street in Wilmington, Rich Bockman, Linda Celestian,  Rich Pierce and I will be on hand to answer questions regarding […]