"Sculpture Ranch, grand gallery of the outdoors"
Seven miles west of Johnson City, on a sprawling 143 acres, is an astonishing artistic enclave. Here, incredible and substantial >>>
Hill country sun, oct 2013
"Art and Stars in the Hills"
When Italian artist Benini moved to the Texas Hill Country, he was seeking seclusion. Instead, his move generated a cultural project that has, for years, presented >>>
Reprint from San Antonio Medicine, May, 2013
"Benini: A Master at Work"
Master Artist Benini is a fascinating man of myriad skills, interests, and talents. Born in Imola, Italy, home of the Grand Prix, he left home a the age of 15 in the early…. >>>
San Antonio Beyond Arts and More Magazine - Volume 1, Issue 12
story by Marc Pouhe | photos by Abe Robledo
"Benini: Regresa al Valle"
Las pinturas abstracts del artista italiano Benini, realizadas entre 2003 hasta hace apenas un par de meses de.... >>>
ano 7 | no. 170 | Septiembre 2012
Por Erwin Guajardo, McAllen, TX
"SURFACE TREATMENT: The Cosmos Within"
Rich color has poured out of the soul of Benini and onto this gallery of canvases. These powerful visual manifestations link the artist to his inspirational ... >>>
from the monitor ~ SERVING THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY OF TEXAS SINCE 1909
Posted by nancy moyer, Monday, Octover 8, 2012 1;31 pm.
"Eye Candy" ART REVIEW
Benini's controlled Kaos
The thing about the paintings of Benini, the Italian-born artist who helped build Hot Springs’ art scene and now lives in Texas ... >>>
From ARKANSAS TIMES, MAR 2011.
An Italian Artist Tames a Rugged Landscape to Create a Gallery ofArt and Nature
The Texas Hill Country, with its limestone bluffs and undulating landscape of live oaks and cedars, bears some resemblance to the Mediterranean countryside. At least, that's what Benini, an internationally estabilished artist >>>
From TEXAS HIGHWAYS, issue Dec 2009.
Daytrippin' to the Benini Foundation Galleries & Sculpture Ranch
Take the short drive
from HSB to The Benini Sculpture Ranch outside of Johnson City and you
will see that the arts are alive in the Texas Hill Country. As you
enter the Le Stelle Ranch and drive the road to the Benini Foundation
Galleries, you will begin to experience the wonder that >>>
From HORSESHOE BAY BEACON, issue SEP 2007.
In the News continued...
Art and Stars Upon the Hills...
The Benini Foundation
For the last five years, Benini and his wife Lorraine, have lived six miles west of Johnson City. Benini was born in Italy, the Emilia-Romagna region, in 1941. At the age of 15, he left home and earned a living by producing two or three paintings a day as he traveled from village to village on a moped with his easels and >>>
From Johnson City Record Courier, Nov 11, 2004
Benini: "da Imola all'Universo"
della cartoleria Marondoli al ranch del Texas "dove le stelle
brillano di più". Ricordi, pensieri e opere di un artista
americano nato sul Santerno. >>>
From SABATOSERA online, 14 SEP 2007.
Benini: His Life and Art Shine Like Stars Over the Texas Hill Country
The work of Johnson City artist Benini has earned the respect and admiration of national and international curators, collectors and gallery owners. He has had 160 one-man shows. But perhaps his most impressive >>>
From Country Lifestyle, Aug 2007
Elegant Texan Interview: Benini
The Texas Hill Country - long known for longhorn cattle, lanky cowboys and rugged terrain - has lately been drawing visitors for another interest… fine art. >>>
From ELEGANT TEXAN, Spring/Summer 2005
Benini Foundation and Sculpture Ranch
On a recent trip to Fredericksburg, Texas, I accepted an invitation to meet former Hot Springs artist, Benini, and his wife, Lorraine, “on location” in >>>
From Hot Springs Life and Home Magazine, 2005
Hundreds of articles
have been published throughout Benini's exhibition career that has spanned
forty years and articles will be added on a regular basis.
Arkansas Times, 2011
Texas Highways, 2009
Horseshoe Bay Beacon, 2007
Sabatosera Online, September 2007
Country Lifestyle, August 2007
Hot Springs Life and Home, November 2005
The Elegant Texan, Spring/Summer 2005
Art Business News, April 2005
Johnson City Record Courier, November 2004
Texas Hill Country Magazine, Fall 2004
San Antonio Woman, Bravo, July/August 2004
Austin Statesman, XL Entertainment, July 2004
Fredericksburg Standard, June 2004
AbsoluteArts.com, March 2003
The Picayune, September 2002
Le Firme di Exclusive, Summer 2002
Abilene Reporter, January 2001
At Home in Arkansas, October 1999
Northwest Arkansas Times, July 1997
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, April 1997
Central Florida Magazine, June 1988