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Storytelling using Silk paintings with Artist in Residence, Carole Bonicelli

October 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Carol Bonicelli

During this talk and hands-on demonstration, Carole will share her artistic process from the beginning of an idea for a story – or a painting – through to final completion of a project. After explaining her process, she will invite workshop participants to join her in a hands-on demonstration. Each participant will go home with a small creation of their own.


This event is being held in-person at Bethany Arts Community. For your safety, and the safety of our artists and staff, attendance is being limited and you will be required to wear a mask while at Bethany irrespective of vaccination status. Please read our Covid-19 Safety Statement before your visit.

My undergraduate school was The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. I received my Master of Fine Arts from Yale University. As a Fulbright Scholar to Venice, Italy I studied Byzantine Architecture and mosaics. A Fulbright Memorial Fellowship to Japan gave me the opportunity to satisfy a lifelong interest in East Asian art and culture. I am a published author and illustrator of children’s books, and my artwork is in syndication on the Sesame Street TV series.

I see art (in all its manifestations) as social imperative. My painting “Venus Revisited” was included in the book Art.Rage.Us. and traveled around the world with other art works, raising awareness about breast cancer and the importance of early detection. I am passionate about environmental conservation and have been the recording artist on Conservation International Expeditions around the world. My onsite drawings and videos have been used to share information about the underlying causes of climate crisis.

As the Chair of Fine Arts at a private school in Westchester, NY for 30 years, I introduced and taught courses in drawing, painting, sculpture, ceramics, stained glass, glass fusing, printmaking, computer graphics and Art History. I was also Adjunct Professor of Art at Pace University. As an artist who teaches, I found immense rewards in sharing my passion for learning through the discipline of the arts. When I retired from teaching, I spent September as the Artist in Residence at The North Rim of The Grand Canyon. It was a sublime experience in an awesome landscape. These experiences speak to my soul and inform my art whether I’m working with pastels, paint, or clay. My life as an artist has been a journey inspired by my reverence for nature and my respect for human culture.

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Residencies and programs at Bethany Arts Community are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts Westchester, and numerous individual donors.

National Endowment for the Arts     The New York State Council on the Arts   National Endowment for the Arts


October 16, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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