Bennington Center for the Arts

Bennington, VT



Richard Schmid, Plein Air Painters of America and Photography of Ken Kipen


Three new art exhibits open this weekend at the Bennington Center for the Arts. The Joy of the Quick Sketch - Portraits by Richard Schmid, the Signature Show of the Plein Air Painters of America and the photography of Ken Kipen all open on September 23, 2000 Artists will be in attendance at an opening reception from 4:00 - 5:30 pm that afternoon. (left: John Budicin, Afterglow, oil)

Richard Schmid's exhibit, The Joy of the Quick Sketch, will feature works never before displayed. On exhibit will be work completed from 1962 to the present. Many of the pieces are portraits, while a few pieces depict landscapes. Mr. Schmid was awarded the John Singer Sargent Medal for Lifetime Achievement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this past June.

Gallery II at the Center will display work by the Plein Air Painters of America . This is the second exhibition and sale to be held at the Center, as the group was there last year exhibiting work and conducting a workshop for students from around the country. The group will again be teaching classes at areas in and around Bennington from September 25th - 29th. On Friday afternoon, September 29th, students and signature members will hold an informal show at the Center's parking lot of work completed during their stay in Vermont. The public is welcome to attend. (left: Louise DeMore, Soft Lilacs, oil)

Also opening on September 23, 2000 will be an exhibit of the nature photographs by Ken Kipen of Ashfield, Massachusetts. Kipen's images, all done in black and white, represent scenes the artist has encountered on his travels through New England and the country, with many of the photographs taken in National Parks. (left: Ken Kipen, Greenhouse Rain, photograph)

All exhibits will be open until October 15, 2000.

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