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

What Happens When You Pour 1200f Molten Aluminum Into An Ant Hill

You find the most beautiful example of organic, natural sculpture.

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, […]

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.

 
11 April

A Flexible Perspective at the Perkins Center for the Arts March 31- May 12, 2012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCFoZqa9hww

“Consuming Boundaries”
March 31 – May 12 , 2012
Perkins Center Collingswood
Opening: Thursday, April 12, 2012
6-9 PM
www.perkinscenter.org

This exhibition features the work of four fiber-based sculptors: Maria Anasazi, Susan Benarcik, Ana B. Hernandez and Diane Savona. Their project bare few similarities yet they share an active process where there is direct involvement in, attention to and engagement with the materials throughout the execution of the piece.

6 January

IN THE BOROWSKY GALLERY: CORPOREAL

  Body Awareness a review by Victoria Donohoe Philadelphia Inquirer  Feb 10, 2012 “Corporeal,” the five-person sculpture show at the Gershman Y by alumni fellows of the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, has a lot going for it. The poles of the exhibit belong to Ava Blitz and Maria Anasazi. Blitz, a “straight” sculptor, achieves chunky […]

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 […]

28 November

“A PLETHORA OF PRETTY TRINKETS; A review on the Random Tea Salon exhibition

ARTSNOVEMBER 17, 2011 AT 6:08 AM 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 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 exhibit […]