Exhibit Opening: It Takes A Village
C Gallery on Broadway presents “It Takes a Village” featuring clay and bronze sculptures by the artist, Karin Swildens, opening on November 10th from 5 to 8 pm. Music at the event by jazz guitarist, Frank Potenza.
Karin was born in the Netherlands, raised in Morocco and studied art at "Les Arts Décoratifs" in Paris; her art-deco pieces are reminiscent of her European background. She worked on the restoration of “Le Louvre Museum” paintings, illustrated children's magazines and was the author and illustrator of a children's book, "Poutou et Pitchoun" published by Dessain et Torla, Paris, France, and designed scarfs for "Hermès", one of the top fashion and accessory design companies in Paris.
Stories, experiences, imagination and mythology are the basis of her inspiration. She uses archetypal and personal symbols to convey a message of respect for "Joy and Humor in Life" and has developed her own vocabulary of shapes: Women to express feelings, “Horses” to show strength and intuition, carved “Eggs” for new beginnings, and “Doors” to let go of past experiences. Karin Swildens' artwork is shown in many art galleries, in The USA and abroad. http://www.karinswildens.com/