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Green Kill is very excited to announce that a selection of works by  artist Leslie Bender will be in the November exhibition, “Journeys Through Time”  running from Saturday, November 2 to Saturday, November 30 with an opening celebration on Saturday, November 2 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Best viewing hours are 3 pm to 6 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Green Kill hours are 3 pm – 9 pm Tuesday – Saturday.

The Green Kill November Exhibition, “Journeys Through Time,” will include Leslie Bender, Karen Capobianco, Betty MacDonald, and Marilyn Reynolds. 

About Leslie Bender

done website The Belt pastel paper 25 x 19

“ The Belt” pastel/paper 24″ x 18″ inches 1986

After earning a BFA in painting from Pratt Institute in 1975, LESLIE BENDER painted murals for schools and communities in the metropolitan region; she worked as a muralist with the CETA program in New Jersey and CityArts Workshop in Manhattan. She joined the political rebellion activities of the 1980’s, and her print stencils were exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Downtown. 

Leslie moved to the Hudson Valley in 1986, designing and painting regional theater sets, gardening, and waitressing while continuing her own art. She has exhibited extensively, beginning with a solo show at James Cox Gallery, in 1989.

In 1984, Leslie Bender had discovered a technique to access her memories. So compelling was her need to resolve her daily anguish, she devoted 35 years of her creative time to express and explore the trauma from her family violence. In coming to terms with her dark past, she is emerging into the new dawn of a joyous present.

About Journeys Through Time

“Art Journeys Through Time” is an exhibition of artwork by four women who have taken their lifetimes to synthesize the effects of violence.

Our culture is saturate with violence, to humans, animals, our environment, and ourselves. It is a denial of the feminine side of existence on Earth.

As curator, Leslie Bender chose to celebrate her victory over the profound effects of family abuse with an exhibition of art spanning 35 years, from when she first uncovered her memories, till the present. She searched for women to join her, believing the support of camaraderie would help them reveal them their stories.

Releasing the grip of fear and degradation is slow and painful as memories become reactivated. Washing away those paradigms must be done in order to complete the journey. The highest level of strength and courage is needed to climb one’s inner Mt. Everest. But the joy and self-power that may result is thrilling and gratifying beyond compare.

These stories must be told over and over until humanity begins to change its basic concept of what life is about.

About Green Kill

Green Kill is a multi-use performance space dedicated to a diverse and growing creative community. Green Kill’s mission is to create artistic opportunities through peer to peer organization of talented and dedicated visual, performing and literary artists.

Find out how you can support green kill here: https://greenkill.org/2019/07/12/please-support-green-kill/

Green Kill is a handicapped accessible exhibition performance Space located at 229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, New York, 12401, 229greenkill@greenkill.org, open Tuesday to Saturday from 3  pm to 9 pm, closed on national holidays. The phone number is 1(347)689-2323. For the event schedule please visit http://greenkill.org/events. Exhibition viewing hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 3-5 PM or you may make a special appointment by contacting 229greenkill@greenkill.org or phoning 347-689-2323.

 

Leslie Bender, November 2019

Green Kill is very excited to announce that a selection of works by  artist Leslie Bender will be in the November exhibition, “Journeys Through Time”  running from Saturday, November 2 to Saturday, November 30 with an opening celebration on Saturday, November 2 from 5 pm – 7 pm. Best viewing hours are 3 pm to 6 pm, Tuesday – Saturday. Green Kill hours are 3 pm – 9 pm Tuesday – Saturday.

The Green Kill November Exhibition, “Journeys Through Time,” will include Leslie Bender, Karen Capobianco, Betty MacDonald, and Marilyn Reynolds.