Korican Art Exhibit Reception

News item published on: 2017-12-18 14:16:11

The Gulf Coast Library is hosting an artist reception for the Korican Exhibit on Monday, November 13 at 4 p.m. Shauntelle Duncan, also known as Korican, is a mixed media artist who uses experimental artistic techniques in her work.

Korican’s art reflects a love of learning about painting by experimenting with different media, and this exhibit includes a wide range of techniques. From small pencil drawings to paintings on glass to a large-scale oil painting of the moon, her work is exciting and eclectic.

“I am very drawn to diversity, and I bring that into my art with mixed media using water colors, which I have grown to appreciate more, oils, acrylics, assemblage, color pencil, pastels, collage and spoken word (floetry),” said Korican about her art.

After Korican completed a required art history class at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, her instructor encouraged her to take painting classes, which uncovered a talent and a love for painting. She plans to become a wildlife scientist fulfilling a love of learning and a passion for animals and caring for them. Her interests range from research, animal rescue and studying endangered species, both plant and animal.

Growing up in California, Korican moved to Mississippi five years ago after a stop in Louisiana. She lives on the coast with her five-year son Ezequiel, as well as 8 cats, 2 dogs and a number of other pets.

The exhibit is currently displayed on the first and second floors of the library. The reception is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be provided.