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Vivian Bergenthal: A Joyful Journey With Nature— Scarsdale resident Vivian Bergenthal is an artist, poet and environmental activist. Her work reflects "the spiritual and visceral connections that bind us to both the natural and manmade environment with which we engage." Working in mixed media, her work depicts her reaction to landscapes within her local neighborhood and the world she has traveled.
On Saturday, October 6, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., the exhibit opening will include a reception with refreshments. This event is free. The exhibit will run through November 25.
After more than 20 years of teaching art in the New York City school system, Scarsdale resident Vivian Bergenthal began her retirement with a painting fellowship at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs in 2002. She then became the first Artist-in-Residence at the Maxwell International School in BC, Canada, in 2003. In collaboration with the head of the dance department, they won first place prize in Vancouver's Annual May Day Parade.
Bergenthal’s exhibit will include works of flora and fauna in mixed media from her travels within her neighborhood and from around the globe. Her subject matter reflects her belief that “The landscape is a window into the very soul of our humanity.”
Bergenthal said, “The ability to work successfully with mixed media has enabled me to achieve a kind of immediacy in my work, which I find extremely, rewarding. That I have been able to translate my initial responses to whatever images inspired me, to my handling of a variety of appropriate techniques has brought me great satisfaction.”
The exhibit is included with Museum admission fee.