6 April

Ephemera

Mermaid’s Whirl, a small sculpture made of shark egg sacs has found its way into a juried exhibition titled “Ephemera”. The curator, Pam Rogers stated “There are multitudes of ways an individual can perceive this transitory existence, making the concept of ephemerality a relative one”.  Just shipping this piece made put me on edge, like most […]

2 January

STEP INSIDE THE EXPERIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CREATING ART INSTALLATIONS

STEP INSIDE THE EXPERIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CREATING ART INSTALLATIONS

  STEP INSIDE THE EXPERIENCE: AN INTRODUCTION TO CREATING ART INSTALLATIONS Main Line Art Center Thursdays 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM Feb 16 – Mar 16, 2017 Session: Winter Medium: Ceramics & Sculpture | Level: All Levels Learn more: mainlineart.org Think about sculpture as something other than a standing form. In this course installation art is demystified as you are […]

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 […]

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 […]

26 August

New!! Art Adventures with Susan & Linda

New!!  Art Adventures with Susan & Linda

Premiering at Highlands Art Garage in September… Art Adventures– a group creativity workshop- led by Susan Benarcik and Linda Celestian As your highly skilled sherpas we will prepare the route, fix the ropes in place, and provide the necessary gear for your art adventure! No previous experience is needed. Work spontaneously with provided art materials quieting the […]

23 March

Philly.com Spring Fashion and Art

Philly.com Spring Fashion and Art

How awesome is this… I just found out that two of my sculptural installations, “A Flexible Perspective” and “Mental Notes” were part of a Spring fashion shoot for Philly.com. Read the story and see work by talented In Liquid artist members  in  Philly.com   Images  by MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer

18 March

New Hand Crafted Books at the DCCA

New Hand Crafted Books at the DCCA

Next time you need a unique and affordable gift, stop by the DCCA store, located just inside the front doors. The selection is amazing; prints, clocks,  cards, pottery, jewelry, and now my accordion books and photo albums!  It’s hard to leave without at least one special hand-crafted treasure by a local artist. Members get a great discount… another […]

19 February

Sculptural Installations with Natural Materials

Sculptural Installations with Natural Materials

From sprouting seeds in soil, to saplings and tree limbs, natural materials are the building blocks of my sculptural work. Weather inspired by, or made of natural materials, these pieces are designed to reconnect us with the environment.