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Art Opening

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Rodger LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA
On April 7, 2017, Rodger LaPelle Galleries is pleased to announce the show of work by Paulette Bensignor.

We will be showing her imagined landscapes inspired by the energy created between wood and garden.

With a career spanning over 40 years and works in public, private, and museum collections, Bensignor’s artistic process is painstaking, technically meticulous, and her use of abstract forms and lines are unique to her art.

The ultimate goal of the work is to engage the viewer in a dialogue with the complex images, and, then, to allow the viewer to interpret the meanings hidden in the form. She believes we exist because we exist, because we can. Many of Bensignor’s underlying themes play tribute to the strength of persistence in nature until it succeeds over all obstacles.

APRIL 7, 2017
Rodger LaPelle Galleries
122 N. 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Local Illustrator‎

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

Helping Horace Helfin
Written by John Philip McCarthy

Rated: 3.9 on the KART Kids Book Scale Children (8 – 12) – Will receive a 4 Star Rating on our website

The winter holidays are over and Christmas may be the last thing on most readers’ minds; but fans of the loveable dynamic duo, Horace Helfin and Sally Connors, are in for a special treat. Original creatures and cultures, fascinating foods and amenities, and unique friends and foes set the stage in John Philip McCarthy’s action-packed third installment of this adventure series.

The North Pole is in shambles. An evil elf dictator has overthrown the democracy of the elfin society, Santa has taken refuge in the Human World, and robot, yes, robots have destroyed goodness and removed joy from the residents of the North Pole. With the former Christmas and Halloween escapades behind them, Horace and his team of unlikely heroes must now prepare for the ultimate battle. Using newly discovered supernatural abilities, Horace, Sally, and friends hone their talents and discover that true power comes from working together.

Combined with Paulette Bensignor’s meticulous drawings and illustrated glossary, McCarthy’s vivid details and thought provoking topics (such as the value of believing in your own gifts and talents, instead of yearning for those of another person and what may seem small to you may be the most powerful of all) provide a wonderful landscape for teachers and parents to develop discussion questions while older elementary and middle school students immerse themselves in this epic fantasy of friendship and self-discovery.

With the Blessing of Santa, enjoy Helping Horace Helfin.

– KART Kids Book Reviews, New Jersey, USA Copyright © 2015 PediNatural® All rights reserved. Kids Are Readers Too (KART)

More About Paulette Bensignor

The Fullness of the Earth an Art Exhibit

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

May 2-27, 2014 RECEPTION: Sunday May 4, 2PM – 5PM
Old City Jewish Art Center 119 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19006

At first glance, my work may appear conventional. I try to produce works of art, that are in fact hiding deeply in the hidden forces that plugs us to an inner connection to nature. Doing what I do has nothing to do with what is in style or other people’s values. I am on my own personal path.

Everything changes, as the earth moves away from our Sun, and the Universe slides more and more into the unknown. The question of how to express the transformation of life is reflected in these paintings. For obvious reasons, I love to push clichés to beyond their boundaries; I have chosen to portray landscapes that reflex images and symbols of The Fullness of the Earth.

Since 1966, Bensignor has exhibited her work primarily in the New York, New Jersey, and the Pennsylvania area. Her work was also featured in several exhibits in Japan. In 1985, Bensignor’s work was exhibited in a show at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and again in 2003. Since 1973, her work has been on continuous display at New York City galleries. Bensignor’s work can be seen in a number of public and private collections in the United States, England, France, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Belgium and Portugal.

If you would like more information about the artists and photographs of current pieces to be in the show, or to schedule an interview with Bensignor, please call Old City Jewish Art Center at 215-923-1222 or Paulette Bensignor at 664-0972