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Wood
Mendota, IL
@frankkobilsek

My slogan is, “Make and be Happy”, which indicates my need to create and communicate a desire to share my art with others. Wood is a medium that offers many potential opportunities from beautifully useful to artfully expressive. Beginning as a traditional woodturner I continue to produce bowls, platters, the world‚Äôs most interesting bottle opener and wine bottle stoppers. My charcuterie boards are double laminated offering a depth of design rarely seen. I find inspiration for my wall art in jewelry. Seeing a unique earring or pendant can send me to the studio to recreate the design 20 or 30 times larger than the original in wood. As a nod to the piece‚Äôs origin, I will occasionally set semi-precious stones in my wall art pieces. Educated as an engineer, my art is a passion that brings me joy.

2024 Festival

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41st Annual MCAC

April 26-28, 2024