Graphic artist to entertain guests at reception Thursday


By Lucy McElroy

An artist reception for Dana Ezzell’s “Envision: In the Presence of Words” exhibit will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Curtis R. Harley Art Gallery.

The North Carolina artist features graphic design artworks in her exhibit which she describes as “typographic landscapes”. Ezzell makes use of blank space and typography to form poetic, rhythmic pieces.

“At its heart and soul, my work is about discovering the poetic voice within myself, the passions that bring me to life, and then finding out how to bring this ‘aliveness’ into the word spaces that I create,” Ezzell said.

The artist challenges viewers to look beyond the actual written words and to derive their own meanings from her artworks.

Ezzell studied graphic design at East Carolina University and Rhode Island School of Design and has more than 20 years of professional experience in graphic design. Her work has been published in a handful of magazines and books.

The exhibit will be open until Oct. 27.