A lovely addition to Saturday evenings Italian Night was the art opening
“Works on Paper: Arcosanti”
of alumna Raya Bodnarchuk.
Raya attended Siltpile at Cosanti in the summer of 1970.
Raya Bodnarchuk works and lives in Glen Echo, Maryland. She makes sculpture and two dimensional works that are clear and timeless.
Raya has a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA from the Rinehart School of Sculpture, Maryland Institute College of Art. She is a professor of fine arts at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington , D.C.
For many years, Raya was an artist in residence at Glen Echo Park, Md. Her studio work in the park’s early life contributed to it’s development as an arts park for the National Park Service.
She is best known for her bronze, aluminum and wood figures and animals, and paper cut outs and prints. She uses enduring forms, shapes and subjects that have a classic permanence and connectedness to the world.
Her public works can be seen in the Baltimore Washington corridor and in the collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Institutes of Health, The Washington Post, Corcoran Gallery of Art, and private collections.