29 July

Sculpture in Harbor Park, Philadelphia

Follow Spruce Street to the waterfront, and you’ll land in a beautiful, new  pop up park; the “Spruce Street Harbor Park” . Dates: From June 27-August 31, 2014 Hours: The park is open from 11 AM – 1 AM Overview: Movies, live music, working artists, who could ask for more? The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation […]

29 July

Sculpture in Harbor Park, Philadelphia

Follow Spruce Street to the waterfront, and you’ll land in a beautiful, new  pop up park; the “Spruce Street Harbor Park” . Dates: From June 27-August 31, 2014 Hours: The park is open from 11 AM – 1 AM Overview: Movies, live music, working artists, who could ask for more? The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation […]

29 July

Insect Hotels

I spend a lot of time in the natural world, watching closely as plants and organisms are motivated by the elements and rhythmic cycles of the planet. I’m intrigued by the efficiency of the eco system, the methods organisms use to design, build, innovate, communicate, and thrive without imposing on humans. I wonder why humans […]

15 May

Art In the Open on the Banks of the Schyulkill

Art In The Open Exhibition at CFEVA Open Channels   JUNE 7TH – JULY 31ST, 2014 Reception:  June 11th, 4 – 6 pm The Center for Emerging Visual Artists Gallery 237 S. 18th Street , The Barclay, 3A,  Philadelphia  PA    19103  Featuring the following Art in the Open 2014 Artists: Nancy Agati Susan Benarcik Matt Greco […]

14 January

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 […]

3 January

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 January

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 July

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 July

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 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.