Benton C Bainbridge Brother Islands in Know the Place at Bruce Gallery [installation view]


Benton's back to where it all began

Know the Place
AUGUST 23 - DECEMBER 2, 2023
GALLERY HOURS - Wed 3:00 – 6:00pm / Th  3:00 – 6:00pm / Fri 10:00 – 1:00pm / Sat 10:00 – 1:00pm / and by appointment, please email: <>.
EVENTS & TOURS  - W, September 27, 6:00pm / F, September 29, 5:00pm / W, October 25, 6:00pm / Sa, December 2, 11:00am   GALLERY

In Four Quartets,  T.S. Eliot writes that “every poem” is “an epitaph.” Echoing the same function, the artworks gathered in Know the Place celebrate, honor, and mourn.  In this show, 70 photographs, prints, paintings, sculptures, installations and media works -  by Edinboro alumni and regional, national, and international artists - explore actual, and invented, interiors, landscapes, and built environments.

As a teen, Benton C Bainbridge first showed his art in a group exhibition of comix art at Edinboro University's Bruce Gallery. Now known as Bruce Gallery at PennWest Edinboro, the gallery is still showing boundless art from diverse artists. Benton is thrilled to return home to show three media artworks in this eclectic exhibition: Hudson River Landscape, Crystal Garden, and Brother Islands.

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