The Studio of Ben Solowey announces a new exhibition, TWENTY YEARS SO FAR: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Exhibitions at the Studio of Ben Solowey, featuring the “greatest hits” selected from thirty-six popular shows presented by The Studio of Ben Solowey. “We often hear from people who have only recently discovered the Solowey Studio, that they wish they could see some earlier exhibition we presented,” says David Leopold, Director of the Solowey Studio. “With all of these wonderful works on view, there has never been a better time to visit the Studio.” TWENTY YEARS SO FAR: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Exhibitions at the Studio of Ben Solowey will open to the public on Saturday June 1st at the Solowey Studio in Bedminster, PA with a reception from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit will continue Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., through June 17th and then by appointment through August.
TWENTY YEARS SO FAR: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Exhibitions at the Studio of Ben Solowey features the wide range of media that Ben Solowey mastered over his sixty year career including oil paintings, watercolors, drawings, etchings, and sculpture. Previous exhibitions organized by the Solowey Studio have explored Solowey’s international travels in 1924, his subsequent years in New York where he achieved substantial acclaim for his easel work and his charcoal theater portraits commissioned by the top newspapers, and his four decades in Bucks County. The Studio has also presented exhibitions devoted to his interest in modernism, fantasy, drawing, portraits, and the human figure.
“In addition to some of the favorites we will be showing, as always there be something new to see here,” continues Leopold. “Recently discovered works in private collections will also be on view.”
Visiting TWENTY YEARS SO FAR: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Exhibitions at the Studio of Ben Solowey, “there is the thrill of seeing these masterpieces where they were created, in Solowey’s spacious studio,” exclaims Leopold, “which maintains the atmosphere of the artist at work.” The inviting studio, and the beautiful property it sits on, were created and landscaped by Solowey after he left New York in 1942. The Studio has been featured in Architectural Digest, Pennsylvania Heritage, The Discerning Traveler, and Bucks County Town and Country Living.
“In honor of our opening on June 2nd we will continue our tradition of serving homemade refreshments in the Solowey home, “ says Leopold. “The two hundred-year old farmhouse was restored by Ben and is filled with museum quality furniture handcrafted by him. This will probably be the only time we open the house this year, so this truly is a special event.”
Regular admission to TWENTY YEARS SO FAR: A 20th Anniversary Celebration of Exhibitions at the Studio of Ben Solowey is $5. Hours are Saturdays and Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. through June 17th, and by appointment through August. The Studio of Ben Solowey is located at 3551 Olde Bedminster Road in Bedminster, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.