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Art Exhibition: Karl and Beverly Benjamin Fellowship in Art Recipients

How many artists has the Karl and Beverly Benjamin Fellowship helped? Join us for a special retrospective of their work.

21. That is the number of artists touched by a fellowship established by the late Karl Benjamin, a CGU alumnus (MA, Art, 1960) and faculty member at CGU and Pomona College, and his wife, Beverly, to support students in CGU’s MFA program. The exhibit is a joyful celebration of their impact on the lives of so many emerging artists.

Until his death in 2012, Benjamin was a renowned painter of geometric abstractions whom art critic Christopher Knight described as “a colorist of great wit and inventiveness.”

In the 1980s and early 1990s, Benjamin balanced his studio work with teaching at CGU and the other member schools of The Claremont Colleges. Teaching did not adversely affect his painting, noted critic Dave Hickey, who wrote how Benjamin’s works “exude the joy and pleasure of being an artist” and “whose long teaching career has left no blemish of cynicism on his practice.”

This show features artwork by alumni who have won the fellowship over its 21-year history.

Opening reception:
October 24, 2017
6:00 pm–9:00 pm

On view:
October 23–November 3, 2017
10:00 am–5:00 pm, Mon–Fri