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Philip Bennet Exhibit at Bethesda Library

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Local DC artist and friend of the Old Print Gallery, Philip Bennet, has a one-person exhibit of paintings on view now at the Bethesda Library. Eight acrylic paintings on canvas and two monotypes by Bennet span across the library walls, while four glass cases hold two paintings each.  There are also two display cases that hold several plates he used to produce his monotypes (they show residue of colorful oil-based inks) as well as his sketch book, open to a beautiful abstract watercolor.

Philip BennetThis is really a great exhibit, which not only displays attractive paintings, but also explores the stages (sketches, plates, and the final artwork) of Philip Bennet’s creative process.

The exhibit is open 7 days a week, through the month of December, with the exception of December 25th.

Library Hours:  Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM, Friday-Saturday 10AM-6PM, Sunday 12PM-5PM.

Library Address: 7400 Arlington Road, Bethesda, MD 20814

Website: http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/library/branches/bethesda.html

For more information on Philip Bennet, read his Printmaker Q&A featured on the OPG Blog last November!

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Collagraph, Contemporary, Monotype, New Additions, Prints, Watercolor

New Additions: Philip Bennet

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NEW ADDITIONSPhilip Bennet is a local DC printmaker, specializing in abstract and dynamic monotypes. Using a mixture of watercolors and acrylic paints, Bennet’s images are always an intense, rich mix of color. The works below are newer additions to our contemporary collection- and we are very happy to share them with our gallery visitors and blog readers. To learn more about Philip Bennet, read his printmaker Q&A, where he speaks to his printing methods and the source of his inspiration.

Whorl. Philip Bennet. Monotype, oil based ink, 2008.

Whorl. Philip Bennet. Monotype, oil based ink, 2008.

Green Rain. Philip Bennet. Acrylic on paper, 2001.

Green Rain. Philip Bennet. Acrylic on paper, 2001.

Vermillion. Philip Bennet. Monotype, oil based ink, 2012.

Vermillion. Philip Bennet. Monotype, oil based ink, 2012.

Compass Point. Philip Bennet. Monotype, watercolor and oil based ink, 2013.

Compass Point. Philip Bennet. Monotype, watercolor and oil based ink, 2013.

Doves. Philip Bennet. Watercolor over gesso, on paper, 1999.

Doves. Philip Bennet. Watercolor over gesso, on paper, 1999.

Crazy Rhythm. Philip Bennet. Oil-based monotype, 2010.

Crazy Rhythm. Philip Bennet. Oil-based monotype, 2010.

Ribbons. Philip Bennet. Watercolor & oil-based ink monotype, 2005.

Ribbons. Philip Bennet. Watercolor & oil-based ink monotype, 2005.

Nuclei. Philip Bennet. Oil-based monotype/collagraph, 2010.

Nuclei. Philip Bennet. Oil-based monotype/collagraph, 2010.

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