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Artist in Residence Jaime Bull Leads KMAC Workshop

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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 […]

Bernheim announces 2015-2016 Artists in Residence

Sparkle Cave, 2012 Digital print, rocks, moss, lichen, leaves, photos and glitter 28 x 36 inches

Jaime Bull was selected to participate in our Artist in Residence Program during the 2014 year and due to scheduling offered to participate during 2015 season. She will be working and living at Bernheim from June 1st – July 31st, 2015. Jaime received her BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2012 and her MFA in Art, […]

Bernheim Writers in Residence Update

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest is very pleased to announce that Jen Percy and DA Powell will be residing at Bernheim during the coming year. Jen Percy (www.jenpercy.com) will be living and working at Bernheim from May 1st – May 17th, 2015.  Jen Percy is the author of the nonfiction book DEMON CAMP (Scribner) which […]

Former Bernheim Artist in Residence, Ray K. Metzker dies, at the age of 83

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Ray K. Metzker was a daring and brilliant photographer who challenged the notions of black and white photography. Metzker was able to capture images of people on the urban streets of American cities and create photographs of “everyman” while doing so with the eye of an artist. He manipulated images, often creating abstraction and modernist […]

A New Sculpture Appears

Artist Myung Gyun You's 2014 sculpture, Photosynthesis. It is located adjacent to the Visitor Center.

During August and September of 2014 artist Myung Gyun You created a large outdoor sculpture titled Photosynthesis at the Artist Studio on the shore of Lake Nevin. The artist is known for his enormous, organic installation works, which he states, “explore the relationship between natural order and human society.” He contemplates the notion that everything can be […]

Announcing the 2014 Bernheim Writers in Residence: Margaret Kimball & Christian Moody

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Margaret Kimball’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Black Warrior Review, Copper Nickel, South Loop Review, Defunct, and other publications. She’s been in residence at Yaddo and will travel to Ucross this autumn. She is an assistant professor of illustration at Lesley University in Boston, and is spending a year-long sabbatical in Kentucky with […]

Something is “Fruiting” Under the Pines

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In residence for two months in the fall of 2013 and two months this spring, Mei Ling Hom and David McCelland worked with members of the horticulture department to develop techniques in order to sterilize straw and the artists spent many hours building coiled straw forms that are exquisitely hand built and sewn together. Adjacent to […]

Visit the Latest Sculpture by Artist in Residence Sévryna Lupien

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Quebec artist, Sévryna Lupien has recently installed The Atomic Apartment on the outside of the Visitor Center windows with some installation assistance from Bernheim’s diligent operations and horticulture staff. This mid-century modern style cloud form is constructed of various widths and lengths of PVC piping. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, it forms an ideal setting for […]