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ARTIST'S RECEPTION- NEW WORKS BY AFRICAN PAINTER EPHREM KOUAKOU
Still Life Gallery Fine Art & Custom Framing
8173 Main St, Ellicott City MD 21043
Ongoing: OVER 40 NEW WORKS BY EPHREM KOUAKOU
Currently residing in Baltimore, Maryland, spectacular painter Ephrem Kouakou is one of the world's premier African artists. His powerful, vivid paintings are in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum, New York and The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Washington DC. His work is a bold blend of indigenous African visual sensibilities with Western creative technique. Born in Central Ivory Coast, he is a member of the Baoule ethnic group and the Akan people. As a youth Kouakou participated in the initiation rites and ceremonies of the Akan, guided by his elders. This enabled him to actualize a deep spiritual life which manifests in his work. When he was 17 years old, Kouakou walked 3000 miles from Ivory Coast to Algeria, then made his way to France to study at top art academies including L'Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris. He has exhibited in galleries and museums internationally including France, Belgium, Switzerland, and the USA.
Wine and Cheese Reception with the Artist
Sunday, Feb 17, 2:00-6:00pm
Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 11:00am - 6:00pm
More About Still Life Gallery
This serene art gallery showcases contemporary art in various media, photography, painting, design and sculpture. Exhibitions feature emerging and modern artists. Rare French posters share space with an interesting collection of fossils in the rear room, and paintings are randomly grouped together among sculptures. The gallery also offers museum-quality framing. Still Life is a wonderful place to appreciate emerging artists in a peaceful setting.