Thanks to The Volland Store for hosting “River Compositions: Paintings by Lynn Benson” as well as speaker presentations related to water throughout the course of this exhibition, in collaboration with the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State University
May 5 — July 15, 2018.
From left, above: Cynthia Barnett, journalist and author of “Rain”; Aileen June Wang, curator, Beach Museum of Art; Lynn Benson, artist. Cynthia spoke at both The Beach and The Volland Store.
From left: Liz Seaton, curator, Beach Museum of Art; Lynn Benson, artist; Patty Reece, visionary director head honcho “store keeper” of this terrific Flint Hills region community gathering space called The Volland Store. She does it with a host of enthusiastic supporters and volunteers!
Curator Aileen June Wang, presented “The Art of Lynn Benson” while inviting lots of engaging discussion. The first of my paintings that she focused on was Sundarbans (below). The region is at the Bay of Bengal encompassing parts of India and Bangadesh, a fertile mangrove forest, the largest in the world.
My artist talk on opening weekend…Riverpuzzle #2 behind me completed! Below is a detail shot of the above installation. Every curvy edge represents a place where water meets land in our real world.
From left: San Joaquin, The River Herself, and Diamond Springs, all 2018, Oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″
Untitled (Missouri Headwaters), 2018, Oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″
Prairie creek river (Konza, McDowell Creek, Kaw), 2018, Oil on canvas, 36″ x 36″
To see these and more in person:
The Volland Store is open Saturdays and Sundays, noon – 5. Located mid-way between Alma and Alta Vista off of Old K-10, in the Flint Hills of Kansas.