17 February

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 February

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 February

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 February

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 February

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 February

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 February

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 […]

25 June

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.

 
1 April

1st Dibs Exhibition Catalogue- by Stacey Donovan

A cross section of my work sculpture, fiber, and works on paper were exhibited throughout the lobby, and in the 1st Dibs gallery space on the 10th floor of the New York Design Center. Although there was no official opening, the work was exposed to dealers and collectors specializing in 20th-century design and antiques. Stacey Donovan wrote a complimentary story for 1st […]

4 March

Exhibition at New York Design Center

Exhibition at New York Design Center

For a unique experience, visit the New York Design Center to see my exhibition at the 1st Dibs Gallery Space. 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 of New York Design Center, […]