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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 […]

A New Artist in Residence

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Sévryna Lupien recently arrived from Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, to spend two months living and working at Bernheim. She was selected by the 2013-2014 Bernheim Artist in Residence jury. She recently completed her MFA in sculpture in Quebec and plans to create a large outdoor sculptural installation while in residence. Sévryna will be utilizing Lakeside […]

2014-2015 Bernheim Artists in Residence Program Update

The deadline for the next Artist in Residence program closed January 31st and we are thrilled with the overall number, diversity of media and geographic range of this year’s pool of applicants. We received over 60 applications from twenty states and twelve countries including Germany, Japan, Austria, Canada, Korea, Wales, Serbia, England, France, Italy, Brazil […]

The Bernheim Writers in Residence Program is Back!

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Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest, Sarabande Books and The Baltic Writing Residency are pleased to announce their co-sponsorship of an annual Writer-in-Residence Program to be located at Bernheim. The goal of the program is to help realize its mission of connecting people with nature through poetry and literature. Bernheim will provide the selected writers a […]