We are proud to hear that Curtis Benzle has been awarded one of only four Individual Artist Fellowships in the Visual Art and Craft categories by the Alabama State Council on the Arts. In recognizing Mr. Benzle’s achievements, an ASCA representative noted, “The texture and colors used by Benzle shows mastery of the materials and his experimental signature style…… his long track record as an artist and educator are reasons he was selected to receive a fellowship.”
In responding to his Fellowship recognition, Mr. Benzle stated, “An ASCA Fellowship is both an honor and a responsibility”. “I recognize that this honor was granted for my work as an artist AND an educator”.
Over the past years, Curtis Benzle has developed and continues to refine a very practical course. The basic approach is based on three aspects of virtually every successful art career—creating personal art, developing a product and teaching at the community level.”
There will be again a chance to study the transluency of porcelain with Curtis Benzle here at La Meridiana, for the fourth time ! Pin down the dates: April 17 – 23 2016.