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Karen Bjork Dischell Art at Library

090110EyeOnArts_BjorkDischell“Accepting the Often Chaotic Appearance of Trees,” an art exhibition by Karen Bjork Dischell, in on view in the Jackson Library Reading Room. On Sept. 9, from 4-6 p.m., the Friends of the UNCG Libraries will host an opening reception.

Karen Bjork Dischell is an artist, working primarily as an oil painter, with a studio at the Lyndon Street Artworks in Greensboro. Originally from Massachusetts, she studied drawing and printmaking at the School of the Worcester Art Museum and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Dischell’s paintings have appeared in galleries across North Carolina, most recently in a juried show sponsored by the Elder Gallery in Charlotte, “Carolina’s Got Art.” Images of her paintings have appeared as cover art for “The Musical Constellations,” a book of poetry by UNCG English professor Tom Kirby-Smith, and in the journal “Flyway.” She has also created murals and public art, including at the Jones Elementary School in Greensboro. She is a recipient of a 2009 United Arts Council Regional Artists Hub Program Grant.

Dischell’s current exhibition includes a series of paintings depicting one tree painted within one month.