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Bonnie Lee Holland (Arlen)  

Bonnie Lee Holland, an artist, arts educator and arts administrator respected for her creativity and imaginative creations, passed away on September 7, 2018 at her home in Bethesda, Maryland. Her adoring husband of 50 years Gary Arlen and beloved son Benjamin Holland-Arlen were holding her hands as Bonnie's five-year fierce confrontation with cancer came to an end. Bonnie was a devoted and caring mother, a brilliant wife, a sincere friend and a passionate artist. Her diverse projects, boundless curiosity and deep commitment to arts education inspired students at all levels in and beyond the Washington area, where she lived for nearly 50 years. She created art in multiple media, including painted silk, dance, poetry, narrative, and performance art and was especially prolific on projects that incorporated elements of time, space and movement. Bonnie exhibited painting, textiles, hand scrolls, and mixed-media installations at more than 100 exhibitions in the USA and abroad, including the Corcoran Museum of Art, National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Textile Museum and many regional arts centers. She received numerous awards and grants, and her articles have appeared in major craft and art journals.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. Contributions to Bonnie's memory may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (, Hope Connections (www. or the . Services entrusted to Sagel Bloomfield Danzansky Goldberg Funeral Care.

Published in The Washington Post on Sept. 9, 2018
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