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80 years of Ben Solowey in Bucks


The Studio of Ben Solowey opens its first new exhibition in three years.

“Welcome Back: Celebrating 80 Years of Ben Solowey in Bucks County” includes paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by Ben Solowey that he created during his four decades in the area, all displayed in the handcrafted studio where Solowey worked.

“There is nothing like the thrill of seeing these masterpieces where they were created, in Solowey’s spacious studio,” explained David Leopold, the director of the Solowey Studio.

“Welcome Back: Celebrating 80 Years of Ben Solowey in Bucks County” will open to the public on Saturday, June 4, at the Solowey Studio, 3551 Olde Bedminster Road, Ottsville, with a reception from 1 to 5 p.m., and remain open on Sunday during the same hours. The exhibit will continue Wednesdays through Sundays, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., through Friday, June 17.

Welcome Back will feature Solowey’s portraits of fellow artists, as well as a selection of their works of Solowey. Many of these works have not been publicly displayed before.

Homemade refreshments will be served in the Solowey home. “The 200-year-old farmhouse was restored by Ben and is filled with museum-quality furniture handcrafted by him. This will be the only time we open the house this year, so this truly is a special event,” said Leopold.

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