Artists can often be found dotting the beautiful gardens of Cylburn Arboretum at work “en plein air.” The Cylburn Arboretum Association decided to formalize the natural connection between artist and garden by selecting an “Artist in Residence” to work on the grounds of the arboretum for the 2013 calendar year.
Our very first Artist in Residence, Patricia Bennett, attended the internationally recognized Art Institute of Chicago and then studied classical techniques for five years under Ann Schuler and Fritz Briggs at the renowned Schuler School of Fine Arts. Bennett specializes in portraits and live event painting. The ART@Cylburn Committee first recognized Bennett’s work when she did a live event painting at the 2011 Solstice in the City event on the grounds. The painting was bright and beautiful and, incredibly, finished in just a few hours. It was sold the next day to a long time admirer of the arboretum. She also participated in the 2012 Celebration of Art show at Cylburn,
Patricia’s show will feature over 30 paintings. An opening reception, to be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 1, will feature live music, wine and soft drinks, and a selection of artisanal cheese from Eddie’s of Roland Park. The show will be held Saturday, November 2 and Sunday November 3 and Tuesday, November 5 through Thursday, November 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Both the reception and the show will be free and open to the public.
For additional information, please call 410-367-2217, or visit the Association’s website at www.cylburnassociation.org. Patricia Bennett’s Cylburn work can be viewed on her website at www.patriciabennettstudio.com.
Cylburn Arboretum Association is a membership based organization dedicated to supporting, maintaining and improving the Cylburn Arboretum; its Mission is to protect Cylburn Arboretum as a place of open space, beauty, and learning; and to ensure the preservation, enhancement, and interpretation of the site’s gardens, woodlands, historic buildings and collections as educational, environmental, and recreational assets for the benefit of the City and citizens of Baltimore and surrounding regions.