Opening Reception: Fri, May 3, 5-8 pm
On Display April 19-May 26, 2019
There is much wonder in the night sky that resonates with something deep within us. Just spending the time to look up at the stars, contemplating the beauty of the world, can touch the human spirit in profound ways.
The paintings of night skies in this exhibit are by the artist, Paul Alan Bennett. The theme of the night sky offers a place for his own imagination to play. Galaxies and star patterns may be actual or invented, childhood memories of learning about the Greek myths and the night sky are all part of his visual vocabulary.
In Central Oregon where he now lives, the stars shine bright, with little disturbance from city lights. Learning to identify some of the major constellations and to understand their seasonal changes has become a regular pastime for Paul.
Paul Alan Bennett lives in Sisters, Oregon with his wife, Carolyn. The theme of the night sky has been a part of his art since he was a child painting swirling galaxies on the basement walls of his family’s home. He received a BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art and an MA in Greek history from the University of La Verne, Athens, Greece. In this exhibit Paul combines his skills as a painter with that of his love of Greek myths.