- November 2012 Art @ Mulberry Art Studios -

Ben Farrell: CONSUMED 2

CONSUMED 2, the second in a series of installations from local artist Ben Farrell, will be coming to Mulberry Art Studios this November.  The exhibit opens with a First Friday Reception on November 2nd from 5pm until 9pm and is also available during regular gallery hours on weekdays from 10am until 4pm.

CONSUMED 2 is an exhibit in two parts: a collection of wall-hangings and sculptural pieces and an installation piece with the same title as the exhibit.  The materials used in the creation of Farrell’s works are often the by-product of his business, INTEGRITY PAINTWORX: construction site left-overs, as well as, found objects.... but, mostly, paint.  For Farrell, installation art is the main objective behind any singular "piece.”

Ben Farrell is a musician, artist, and owner of INTEGRITY PAINTWORX, a painting business that specializes in faux, decorative, and mural painting, as well as exterior historic restoration.  Farrell has apprenticed under Tim Nies and Stacia Hummel in the decorative arts; as well as Jim Eberly and Bill Manning in traditional painting.  “I have been creating visual pieces for 15 years” says Farrell, “pulling inspiration from "perpetual perception" a concept introduced to me by my first artist mentor, Bill Schreiber. Throughout these mentorships and apprenticeships no separation of mediums has been considered.  As I work with and learn from a variety of mediums, over time, I find a cohesion of them as I approach any of them.

Ben Farrell

Steven Alvin Heffner: Susquehanna Views

Susquehanna Views, a collection of artwork from local artist Steven Alvin Heffner, will be exhibited at Mulberry Art Studios throughout the month of November in the Louise Gallery.  The exhibit opens with a First Friday Reception on November 2nd from 5pm until 9pm, and will also be available during regular gallery hours on weekdays from 10am until 4pm. 

The show "Susquehanna Views" will feature landscapes that can best be characterized as traditional, although a bit impressionistic, painted in the Susquehanna Valley. The natural and historic beauty of the Susquehanna Valley provides the inspiration for Mr. Heffner’s many works featuring the river and surrounding farmlands.  A farm boy, Steven was born and raised in Southern York County and has spent many hours working in the fields, hunting and hiking in the river hills and hunting and fishing in the river. His work communicates an intimate relationship with the land and after all these years he is still held captive of its beauty. Steven was educated in fine art primarily at The York Academy of Art during a time of their best faculty roster and feels blessed to have been mentored by such wonderful instructors as Mia Shock, Ted Fitskee, William Falkler, Michel Klinedenst and Otmar Carli. The older he gets, the more obvious the exceptional quality of this unique group of instructors becomes.

Steven Alvin Heffner is a fine artist and business owner who lives and works in York, Pennsylvania. Steven’s artwork has been exhibited in many local and regional galleries and his shop, B&E Junction, has been featured in USA Today as well as local newspapers.

To learn more about this artist, please visit his website at www.stevenheffnerart.com.

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