continued Jennifer Schutzendorf, Benson’s representative and the exhibition’s Guest Curator said “Benson’s paintings are precise yet bold, daring and as energetic as he. I can’t wait for people to experience Benson's unparalleled skill for portraiture alongside his passion for the landscape. The realism in his work often alongside abstracted elements creates an interesting dialogue that I want people to experience.”
Benson has donated a painting to the Art Park, which will be raffled at the end of the exhibition. Raffle tickets will be available to purchase at the opening reception, in the gallery or through the Art Park office and website.
In addition to the exhibition, Mr. Benson will conduct a live portrait demonstration of Dorothy Riester, founder of the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. The demonstration will be held in the Art Park gallery at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 15, for a $15 suggested donation. Later that day, from 1 to 4 p.m., interested artists can attend a workshop, “Figure Drawing with Bill Benson.”
Preregistration for the workshop is requested by June 10. The cost of the workshop is $60 (members of the Art Park receive a 10 percent discount). Checks may be mailed to PO Box 251, Cazenovia, NY 13035 or call the office 315.655.3196.