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Eastern Artists Showcase Their Work

Published on October 14, 2016

Eastern Artists Showcase Their Work

On Oct. 22, prior to a musical performance by David Foster and the Mohegan Sun All-Stars, patrons of Eastern Connecticut State University’s Fine Arts Instructional Center will have the opportunity to purchase art created by two Eastern student artists — Nicholas Khan and Jessie Kohn. Seven different pieces will be on display in the Susan Sukman McCray Foyer, and staff will be on hand to take payment or provide additional information on the artists.

Jessie Kohn ’14 is a digital artist who uses specialized software programs and a computer tablet and stylus to draw, colorize, add effects, and otherwise render visual art in a variety of simulated media—water colors, acrylic, oil, and pen and ink.  Using his knowledge of traditional art forms, Kohn focuses on portraits, as he finds “the human face to be one of the most fascinating subjects to draw,” and enjoys the “challenge of capturing someone’s whole identity in a portrait.”

Nicholas Khan ’17 creates art in the form of graphite, ink, oil, acrylic, watercolors and mixed media. He specializes in landscapes, abstract works, portraits and architectural subjects. Khan’s portraits and landscapes draw attention to natural light, both as a focal point and as a diffused element. In each case, Khan’s art has the power to alter the tonality of an image, creating multiple lenses of color in transparent layers and solid forms.

Written by Edward Osborn

Categories: Art and Art History