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 […]

13 August

Artwork for Rare Plant Auction Catalogue; Spring 2013

This year I was invited to create an original image for the Rare Plant Auction. Held annually at Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania for hundreds of plant lovers from across the nation who plan their calendars around this annual event. The Rare Plant Auction® is acclaimed for a premier selection of unusual, newly-introduced or difficult […]

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 […]

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 […]

28 November

SIP & PONDER

Eco–artist Susan Benarcik fills the Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop in NoLibs with a plethora of pretty trinkets. By EILLIE ANZILOTTI ARTS NOVEMBER 17, 2011 AT 6:08 AM       If you were to walk into the Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop on a given day, you might l3eave without even noticing an art […]