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Art Master-Class: The Creation of 3D Reference Material for 2D Work

Leading off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27 with a brief overview of her artwork through a PowerPoint presentation, Amy Bennett will then transition to discussing, with models, the Creation of 3D Reference Material for 2D Work. As the art master class-workshop continues, Bennett will assist attendees with hands-on participation. Several of her paintings will be on view in order that a concept of her work can be better understood.

The venue for the event is Orange Hall Gallery where the Innovator and Activists – New York Foundation of the Arts Fellows show by eight artists is on display.

Bennett, the featured artist of this master class is a NYFA Fellow as she received two New York Foundation for the Arts awards, one in 2006 and another in 2010. In offering this class along with several other events, SUNY Orange joins SUNY colleges and universities in celebrating 30 years of NYFA grants and fellowships.  The class is free and open to the public.

“I am interested in storytelling over time through repeated depictions, seasonal changes, and shifting vantage points. My aim is for the collective images to invite the viewer to consider shifting relationships to our surroundings over the course of time, and to offer a reminder of the persistence of change and the impermanence of everything,” states Bennett. Her works and the process through which she creates them are fascinating and insist that viewers take a closer, more in depth view of the finished paintings.

In addition to NYFA awards, Bennett is the recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Rosenthal Family Foundation Award in Painting, American Academy of Arts & Letters Purchase Award, Marie Walsh Sharpe Studio Program, Smack Mellon Studio Program, and an Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Grant.

Her works have been included in numerous exhibitions throughout the United States as well as internationally in France, Sweden, and Japan. She holds a BFA from the University of Hartford and an MFA from the New York Academy of Art.

Questions may be addressed to and (845) 341-4891.  You may also visit the Cultural Affairs website at

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Dorothy Szefc
Cultural Affairs