Regina Dominican will be hosting an alumnae art installation during Reunion 2018. Artists Susan Nitto Bennett and Kate Rockelmann Compernolle both Class of 1970 will display their works during the Reunion Reception in the school on Saturday, October 6 from 5-7 PM. Their paintings will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds to benefit Regina Dominican.
Artist Bio: Susan Bennett is a Chicago area native, exploring her world and emotions through art. Her full-time job generated a lot of stress and she needed a
way to relieve it and discovered painting again. Influenced by the work of Richard Diebenkorn and Joan Mitchell she moved from more representational work to abstract expressionism. She works to translate her feelings and vision in two dimensions with only line, color, shape, texture, and composition. What a revelation…she loved it and has pursued painting
as a new career.
Bennett majored in art education, but never found her way into a classroom. Her loose abstract style is a complement to the structure of her past IT career. She finds it interesting when people discuss what they see in her work…figures, landscapes, flora and fauna, or they just like the colors. That discussion means they are connecting in some manner and hopefully growing their appreciation for abstract art. Bennett’s February 2018 solo show, New Beginnings is an excellent description of where she is today in her art. She was juried into the Chicago
Alliance of Visual Artists “Later Impressions” and “Water” shows and Friends of Wilmette Library Annual Show. Her work has been shown in several exhibitions with the North Shore Art League, Wilmette Arts Guild, CAVA, and Wilmette Library.