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Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Presents Fletcher Benton : The Artist’s Studio

The Sonoma Valley Museum of Art presents Fletcher Benton : The Artist’s Studio and Living Walls: A Collaborative Installation, open Saturday, November 20, 2010 – Sunday, February 6, 2011.

Fletcher Benton: The Artist’s Studio explores the unique attitudes and methods that Benton, a world-renowned kinetic and constructivist sculptor, applies to his work. This experiential and interactive exhibition looks at the inspirations, processes, toys and tools that Benton uses to create his magic. Conceived by Benton himself, it provides a rare opportunity to see the studio-a typically private space-through the artist’s eyes. The exhibition juxtaposes sculptures and maquettes, large-scale photographs of the work environment, a soundtrack created in-studio, and a fascinating representation of his work table. Curator: Kate Eilertsen.

Living Walls: A Collaborative Installation – In conjunction with the Fletcher Benton exhibition, collaborative artists Kurt Kemp and Mark Perlman, both professors of art at Sonoma State University, will construct two walls comprised of sixty 12″x12″ works on paper. The collaboration consists of works created in the studio as well as in the Museum during the course of the exhibition.

Members’ Preview: Friday, November 19 • 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art is incorporated as a nonprofit, member-supported, privately-funded organization. It raises funds through membership dues, private and corporate donations, grant solicitation, facility rentals, and fund-raising events. Museum members annually elect a volunteer board of directors to provide stewardship of Museum business.

Sonoma Valley Museum of Art 551 Broadway P.O. Box 322 Sonoma, CA 95476 phone: 707.939.7862 fax: 707.939.1080

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