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A New CONNECTglow 2016: Calling all Visual and Performing Artists

Are you an artist? A member of a performing arts group? Show your stuff at CONNECT, as a part of CONNECTglow. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. CONNECTglow adds to the fun and unique atmosphere at CONNECT, allowing visitors to experience art all the way around Lake Nevin. CONNECT is an […]

Bernheim Welcomes Artist in Residence, Eileen Neff

Bernheim is pleased to welcome painter and installation artist, Eileen Neff, who arrived in May and will continue her stay through June. While here, she will explore the natural geography and plant life in the region.  “…Having formally studied painting before photography, and poetry before painting, I consider the ideas and boundaries between disciplines to be […]

Meet 2016 Bernheim Artists in Residence

Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Bernheim Artist in Residence Program, a central aspect of its Arts in Nature program. Although each artist uses a different form of art, all use nature as a primary reference in their work. The three artists selected for the 2016 year are […]

Migratory Worms Revisit Bernheim

A clutch of red wriggler worms, descendants of worms raised in the worm farm of the Edible Garden in 2014, have returned to Bernheim to visit the land of their ancestors. Former Artists in Residence, David McClelland and Mei-ling Hom, who constructed the sound and straw art installation “Rhizolink” in the Edible Garden over the […]

Bernheim: A Natural Muse

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Bernheim’s Artist in Residence program, the exhibition, Bernheim: A Natural Muse, showcases a selection of work from past and recent the artists in including the premier of four large paintings by Chicago artist Don Pollack which he recently completed. The show takes place at the Carnegie Center for […]

D.A. Powell Leaves a Poem to Bernheim

Earlier this fall, acclaimed poet D. A. Powell offered a Sunday afternoon reading at the Visitors Center. He read previously-published poems as well as a selection of new work, including one poem dedicated to Bernheim, where he spent his month-long residency, held in cooperation with and Sarabande Books. The title of the poem he has […]

Call for Applications for the 2015-2016 Artist in Residence

Applications for the 2016-2017 residency will be accepted November 1, 2015 through midnight EST, January 8, 2016. All applications must be postmarked by midnight EST and each will receive notification of the results by March 15, 2016. The Artist in Residence Program is available to all visual artists in any medium including (sculptors, installation artists, […]

Artist in Residence Jaime Bull Leads KMAC Workshop

As a current artist in residence, Jaime Bull has busy exploring and sourcing materials from in and around Bernheim. She recently found some door screen material and began experimenting with making masks and costuming. The wire screen masks’ origins are rooted in rural southwest Louisiana and are traditionally made for Courir de Mardi Gras celebrations to conceal identities during a night […]