3 Feb 2014

Creative Materials All Around

Are you feeling creative? When happens now? Do you follow through, or drop the ball and use the sad excuse, “I have no art materials kicking around to make anything”? Come to the Delaware Center for Horticulture on the evening of February 18th and 25th, where I’ll be giving a creative workshop called “ECO-FUSION”. There will be […]

3 Jan 2014

What Happens When You Pour 1200f Molten Aluminum Into An Ant Hill

You find the most beautiful example of organic, natural sculpture.

3 Jan 2014

Willow Art Workshop

In  a few weeks, I’ll be rubbing elbows with fellow horticulture types and sharing my green sculptural techniques at the “Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course”  in Virginia Beach, VA.  Here’s a clip from the program describing my Willow Art Workshop:         Presented by the Virginia Horticultural Foundation, this event encourages professionals and nonprofessionals to enjoy, learn, and […]

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 […]

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:

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

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

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.

24 Apr 2012
11 Apr 2012

A Flexible Perspective at the Perkins Center for the Arts March 31- May 12, 2012


“Consuming Boundaries”
March 31 – May 12 , 2012
Perkins Center Collingswood
Opening: Thursday, April 12, 2012
6-9 PM

This exhibition features the work of four fiber-based sculptors: Maria Anasazi, Susan Benarcik, Ana B. Hernandez and Diane Savona. Their project bare few similarities yet they share an active process where there is direct involvement in, attention to and engagement with the materials throughout the execution of the piece.

5 Mar 2012

A Circumstantial Assembly at Moore College of Art + Design

On Friday March 2, 2010 Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia officially welcomed hundreds of artists, educators, and enthusiasts to the city to celebrate a new biennial for fiber/textile art, he also recognized March as “Fiber Arts Month” in Philadelphia. The goal of  the “Fiber Philadelphia Biennial” is to enrich the Philadelphia region by exhibiting innovative textile art, supporting […]

4 Mar 2012

A Devoted Naturalist at the New York Design Center

A Devoted Naturalist at the New York Design Center

Stacey Donavan writes a lovely story titled, “A Devoted Naturalist” about my work in the 1st Dibs Gallery Space at the New York Design Center. First Dibs, is the world’s number one, on-line marketplace for antiques, mid-century modern furniture, art, estate jewelry, vintage watches, haute couture and vintage luxury items. Now located on the 10th floor […]