1 May

Join us for a Jester ArtSpace Social

Join us for a Jester ArtSpace Social

                          As some of you may know, I have been working with some great folks to launch a new art space called Jester ArtSpace. We are currently working with the county to see our farmhouse on Grubb road restored. In the mean time, […]

16 January

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

12 December

Explore the Arts at DCAD

Explore the Arts at DCAD

Come join me for two new and exciting continuing ed courses at Delaware College of Art and Design. Fiber Metamorphosis & Introduction to Wall Sculpture Fiber Metamorphosis: Wednesdays January 11th – February 8th 6P.M – 9:15 P.M Introduction to Wall Sculpture: Mondays January 9th – February 6th 6P.M – 9:15 P.M

17 August

Paw Paw Festival

Paw Paw Festival

But what is a Pawpaw? If you’re lucky, America’s best secret fruit might be growing on a tree close to your backyard. Pawpaw trees, the largest edible fruit trees native to North America, produce greenish-blackish fruit, usually three to six inches long. The flesh is pale to bright yellow and contains a network of glossy, dark […]

9 August

Printmaking for Kids & Teens

Printmaking for Kids & Teens

This class taught by Susan Benarcik, and is specifically designed for eight year olds and up- including teens. Printmaking involves the creation of a master plate, from which single or multiple images are made. There are four main types of printmaking. In this course, the projects we will focus on are: Relief printing- created from a […]

22 April

An Afternoon in Arden

An Afternoon in Arden

The Arden Craft Shop Museum and Archives Committee Presents: An Afternoon with the Artist Celebrating our exhibition Authors of the Ardens  Demonstration on simple bookmaking and  Art Exhibition with artist  Susan Benarcik Sunday, April 24, 1-3 pm At the Arden Craft Shop Museum  I will have a small exhibition of work which incorporates paper and text, and will […]

1 April

Sculpture and Workshops at Delaware Home & Garden Show

Sculpture and Workshops at Delaware Home & Garden Show

Today was a very long day that started out with the de-installation of Rhythmic Chaos, my exhibition at the Mezzanine Gallery in Wilmington, DE.  Thank you all for coming out to see my new work!  With no time to spare I steered the art van toward the Chase Center on the Wilmington Riverfront. In a rather impromptu […]

7 March

Rhythmic Chaos

Rhythmic Chaos

at Delaware Division of the Arts Mezzanine Gallery March 4th – 24th The Mezzanine Gallery highlights work of Delaware artists who have, or hope to receive an emerging artist or established artist grant award. This was my first exhibition as a Delaware artist, and an excellent opportunity for me to design a new body of work for […]

21 October

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 October

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 […]