New at the Bennington
Bob Kuhn Family Collection
The Bennington Center for the Arts is honored to exhibit Bob Kuhn – The Family Collection. The show is made up of almost 60 pieces that are owned by the heirs of the late wildlife painter, thought by many to be the preeminent wildlife painter in American history. The collection will be on display at the art center in southwestern Vermont until April, 2015. Read more about it here.
Portraying the Human Spirit and Impressions of New England opened this weekend, and the shows look great. The full shows can be seen online, and you can also listen to Artist Kim Hill's explanation of her piece Nestled In on our blog, which we think represents perfectly the nature of the work in Portraying the Human Spirit.
The nineteenth annual Art of the Animal Kingdom closes this month. For the second year we have had artists record explanations for their peaces, describing their inspirations and thought processes. These recordings are part of our interactive in house audio tour, but a sneak peek can be found on our blog, where artist Rob Mullen discusses his piece Confluence Cornucopia.
We are very excited to have Jonathan Stasko's piece Pure Religion is This in Portraying the Human Spirit this year, not only because of what the piece means to those who see it, and understand it's purpose, but because of what it will mean to the children in a Ugandan orphanage upon it's sale. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the piece will go toward building a well for clean water for the children there, as this basic necessity is something they are sorely lacking. If you would like to contribute, click the donate button below, or see the painting here.
A complete catalogue of the work in this year's Art of the Animal Kingdom is now available in our shop.