10 Jun 2018

Please join me for an upcoming outdoor, sculpture invitational

Please join me for an upcoming outdoor, sculpture invitational

  “Artists in Dialogue with Landscape” The ten artists in Adkins Arboretum’s Outdoor Sculpture Invitational—Artists in Dialogue with Landscape share a passion for working in nature. Throughout May, we could be found in the Arboretum’s forest and meadows collecting branches, moss, grasses, pinecones and other natural materials to use in our sculptural pieces. I employed classic geometry to […]

16 Jan 2017

Jester Artspace Progress

Jester Artspace Progress

My co founders and I could not be more excited to share this news with everyone. Jester Artspace  got our lease and now we can begin renovations on our new/very old home! Here is the The Wilmington News Journal story from Sunday, January 15th, 2017 Brandywine Hundred historic home becomes Artspace

21 Oct 2015

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 Oct 2015

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 […]

28 May 2015

Evening and weekend Summer Courses at DCAD

DCAD – Delaware College of Art and Design – A creative partnership between Pratt Institute and the Corcoran College of Art and Design INSPIRED BY NATURE: DRAWING ORGANIC PATTERNS AND FORMS Instructor: Susan Benarcik SIX SESSIONS Thursday, June 11 – July 16; 6 PM – 9:15 PM Non-Credit Tuition: $230; 2 CEUs Are you inspired […]

10 Apr 2015

Design | Build Insect Houses at the Delaware Center for Horticulture

Design | Build Insect Houses at the Delaware Center for Horticulture

              Join me at the Delaware Center for Horticulture  for a Make and Take Workshop: Design | Build Insect Houses  Wednesday, June 3rd & 10th from 5:30-7:30 We’ll use materials from your garden shed, recycle bin, garage, and garden to create insect homes that attract pollinators and provide a place […]

19 Feb 2015

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.      

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 […]

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 […]

31 Dec 2014

New! Continuing Education Classes at DCAD

  Come take a class with me at DCAD!!! Spring Catalogue:http://issuu.com/dcadcomm/docs/cecatalog_web/1?e=0 NEW MEDIUMS / NEW PERSPECTIVES SIX SESSIONS Wednesday Apr. 1 – May 6 6 PM – 9:15 PM In this 6 session course, have fun experimenting with a variety of creative mediums that will improve your capacity to trust your intuition while working with […]