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Brandon Smith Features Art at Jasper Exhibit

Jasper Community Arts will feature the work of Carmi native sculptor Brandon Smith for February, March, and April 2024 at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center.

Smith has been a coal miner for over 20 years and has been sharpening his art skills for just as long. His passion started while attending Carmi-White County High School and progressed when he began studying art at Southeastern Illinois College. At SIC, he was able to explore media such as metals, wood, and clay. This started his love for using more raw materials in his works.

Smith says, “My artwork is a unique combination of industrial materials and elements from nature. I tend to visualize most of my pieces in my head rather than sketching ideas on paper. I create pieces through a rather spontaneous process by incorporating metal, wood, and other materials into rugged and elegant forms. I strive to create a strong physical presence with all of my sculptures. I have an intuitive gift for relating space in and around my forms. My works bridge the gap between the industrial and natural, combining them to recognize their true beauty.”

The two-person exhibition will feature a variety of 3-D wood/metal sculptures and 2-D mixed media paintings and will be displayed from February 1st through April 21st, 2024. First Thursday Receptions will occur on Thursday, February 1st, March 7th, and April 4th from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

The galleries at the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, located at 100 3rd Avenue, Suite A, Jasper, Indiana, are open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday from Noon to 3:00 pm. Admission is free.


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