Exhibition by Karen Kjell & Daniela Kouzov
Thursday, October 1 THROUGH Sunday, November 1
bi·lin·gual /ˌbīˈliNGɡwəl/ (of a ceramic artist) the ability to use clay to translate ideas into tangible art work that can be seen and understood by others.
Karen was born and raised in Wisconsin. She and her husband lived in Brazil for more than 20 years, relocating to Green Bay in 2017. While she has a background in music, piano and voice, about twelve years ago she began to explore the visual arts, specifically drawing. Ever seeking to learn, she pursued course work in drawing and watercolor painting. She is currently a drawing instructor at NWTC’s Artisan and Business Center. Three years ago, in 2017, ceramics became her primary focus. She continues the pursuit of learning and experimentation. Karen’s work has been exhibited in juried events in Door County, De Pere, and Green Bay. She has also participated in group exhibits at The Neville Public Museum. Her work can also be found at a local fine art shop. “In making beautiful things, some pieces are meant to be used. Teapots, bowls, vases. Some are just beautiful with the sole purpose of being pleasing to the eye and, I hope, encouraging. I use the tagline “Potter and Clay.” As the potter, I make decisions and shape the clay. As the clay, I am still being molded. I am still in the process of becoming.”
Daniela Kouzov was born and raised in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. From a very early age, she was involved in painting, drawing, and acting. She obtained a Degree in Art from The Art and Fashion Institute, located in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, and participated in numerous group art exhibits during her four years of education. With a desire to explore the business side of the art field, she obtained a Master Degree in Business from University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria. An opportunity to continue her education brought her to the US at the age of 26, and she went for her second Master in Business Degree at Northpark University, Chicago, IL. She has been actively pursuing ceramics since 2017, participated in numerous juried events in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana, and has been part of group exhibits at The Neville Public Museum and Artless Bastard Gallery in Green Bay, WI. In her art, she likes to implement elements from nature, leaves, flower-like elements, clean organic forms. “Life is a constant change and my ceramic art pieces represent this change. I love the fact that clay allows me to create art that possesses dynamic, motion, and direction. With every piece I am trying to create a movement. There is a surprise at every angle and no side is the same.”
* Image courtesy of photographer Lina Canaveral, www.linacanaveralphotography.com
FRONT GALLERY | Solo Exhibition
Artist Reception: Thursday, October 1 @ 6PM - 8PM
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