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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 […]

Bernheim announces 2015-2016 Artists in Residence

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

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

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

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 […]