12 Apr 2014

Prickly, Tender & Steamy – Artists in the Hothouse

The Opening Reception: April 12, 2014 Exhibition Closes: May 18, 2014. Prickly, Tender and Steamy presents artworks that were created at Wave Hill by artists during the Winter Workspace Program from 2010– 2013. It ties together the Arts and Horticulture programs at Wave Hill in an engaging way, as the selected artists are among those who closely examined the living […]

6 Mar 2014

Eco Fusion Workshop Highlights

This is what happens when you put a group of curious and clever people in a room full of natural and found materials… Magic Happens. Some of the amazing results from Eco Fusion, the make and talk workshop at the Delaware Center for Horticulture. Thanks to all who were able to be part of the fun!

14 Jan 2014

Eco-Fusion at Delaware Center for Horticulture

ART/HANDS ON   I’ll soon be offering a unique art-meets-the-environment two-day workshop called  Eco-Fusion: 3D Forms.   On February 18 & 25, at the Delaware Center for Horticulture-  known locally as DCH, I’ll inspire workshop guests to combine found objects and natural materials to create beautiful, organic sculptures. My own work expresses a deep concern for […]

19 Jan 2013

Encountering Nature

This exhibition examines some of the ways artists respond to nature in their work. It includes installation, video, photography, painting, and sculpture to examine the myriad ways that artists interact with nature. Artists whose works are on display include: Anne Appleby, Vaughn Bell, Susan Benarcik, Randy Bolton, Ann Chahbandour, Caitlin Cunningham, Annette Davidek, Adam Davies, […]

27 Jul 2012

Dendrology; Work in progress

  In an exhibition titled “Dendrology”, which addresses the nature of trees in the broader context of the natural world and in the realm of human society, themes of deforestation, growth, interdependence, and sustainability are presented by artists in a variety of media.    Dendrology; from ancient Greek “dendron” meaning tree, and “logia” the study or science […]

13 Jul 2012

Growing A Garden

I started a new project in May 2012 and handed it off in May 2013…             Along with Bonnie Ora Sherk, founder of Life Frames Inc., we established the first New York- based, “Community Garden and Think Park” on Roosevelt Island.  Through a program called “A Living Library”, which incorporates local resources […]

25 Jun 2012

Out of Bounds Exhibition

Out of Bounds-City Paper Review

The Center for Emerging Visual Artists and
The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education are pleased to present:

OUT OF BOUNDS
June 23 – September 2, 2012
Curated by Jenny Laden & Amie Potsic

Featuring
Susan Benarcik    

Ana B. Hernandez    
Brooke Hine
Darla Jackson    
Mami Kato    
Scott Pellnat    
Caleb Nussear


The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education
8480 Hagy’s Mill Road
Philadelphia, PA  19128
http://www.schuylkillcenter.org

Hours:  Monday – Saturday, 9am – 5pm

Out of Bounds will be installed in a variety of settings around SCEE’s main building: in the large pond that greets visitors at the front of the building; in the Center’s new sensory garden; and in the wooded picnic grove that lead to the forest behind the building.  Many of the works recreate and reimagine forms typically seen outdoors, such as Susan Benarcik’s knotted droplets, Ana Hernandez’s bright red fabric fungi, and Scott Pellnat’s giant boat.  Others interact with the natural elements, giving the viewer a new perspective on familiar landscapes.  Mami Kato’s work floats on the pond, kept company by a community of frogs, snakes and turtles.  Caleb Nussear’s installation plays with mirrors amongst the trees, layering the visual experience of the woods. The one indoor installation in the exhibition, Darla Jackson’s “Birthday Party,” enlivens the Center’s foyer with sculptural animals, welcoming visitors and marking the 25th anniversary celebration of the Schuylkill Center’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, which treats and rehabilitates thousands of animals each year.

 
17 Jan 2010

Wave Hill

During the winter months at Wave Hill, the chairs sit empty on snowy banks overlooking the Hudson river. The conservatories are humid, and filled with winter blooming acacia, cacti and tropical plants. Wave Hill gallery spaces are transformed into  “Winter Artist Workspaces” for artists who’s work addresses the environment. This winter, I spent a month working in […]