1 Apr 2016

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 Mar 2016

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 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 […]

25 Jun 2015

Paper Marbling Workshop

Paper Marbling Workshop

Highlights from my Paper Marbling workshop at Highlands Art Garage. We had a blast, and the results were astounding!  I’m scheduling additional batik and marbling workshops for the Summer and Autumn right now, so please let me know if this type of workshop is something that you’d be interested in. Marbling consists of floating paints on a surface of thickened […]

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 […]

18 Mar 2015

New Hand Crafted Books at the DCCA

New Hand Crafted Books at the DCCA

Next time you need a unique and affordable gift, stop by the DCCA store, located just inside the front doors. The selection is amazing; prints, clocks,  cards, pottery, jewelry, and now my accordion books and photo albums!  It’s hard to leave without at least one special hand-crafted treasure by a local artist. Members get a great discount… another […]

3 Feb 2015

Challenge Yourself: Continuing Education at DCAD

Challenge Yourself: Continuing Education at DCAD

What are you waiting for, the Spring classes at DCAD are awesome… especially mine. No art experience is necessary. Are you inspired by nature, but don’t really know how to integrate it into your artwork? This is the class for you:     Inspired By Nature: Organic Forms | 2D & 3D Investigate, recreate, and design 2 […]

24 Jan 2015

Highlands Art Garage … We Have Arrived!

Highlands Art Garage … We Have Arrived!

The sign is to go up this week… weather permitting. We’re getting all prettied up for our Art Loop opening- Friday february 6th. Be there! Bring friends! Spread the word! like us, love us! Highlands Art Garage Friday february 6th. 5-9 P.M. 2003 West 17th Street, Wilmington, DE 19806 (302) 319-4050