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- Artist Penny Smith’s show, “Nature in Motion,” is now featured at Summit Artspace on Tusc in Barberton, 571 W. Tuscarawas Ave., through Jan. 19. The show features paintings of beloved pets, wild animals and the natural world.
Smith also will paint in the gallery area during the show open hours: Fridays, 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays, noon 5 p.m. She will give free painting lessons on Fridays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. during the exhibit. No reservations are required.
Smith’s exhibit consists of oil and watercolor paintings that explore the daily lives and inner worlds of wild and domesticated animals, offering glimpses into domestic scenes. Smith, who’s based in Doylestown, has lived in close proximity to wild and working animals in rugged parts of the country for much of her life.
She began drawing at age 10, began selling at age 12 and became professional at age 24. She was self-taught for the most part, benefiting greatly from the instruction of local artists, whenever possible. The best education, she says, was observing her own animals and the local wildlife. She was raised deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin where wildlife is plentiful.
Soon, Smith was selling wildlife paintings and was receiving a few pet portrait commissions while her “real job” at the time was logging. A few years later, she was working for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in wildlife management. B
After moving to Ohio, Smith concentrated on the pet market, adding graphics in the form of commercial sandblasted stone and redwood signs. Today, she mostly uses mediums such as oil, acrylic and watercolor. Subjects include wildlife, pet portraits, still life and graphics.
Her work is in numerous collections across the country. Her clients include the Vermont Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Robert Redford/ Sundance Ranch, Utah, and William Duvane, Utah.
For info, call (330) 376-8480 or visit www.summitartspace.org. #akronarts #summitartspace #summitartspaceontusc
26 November, 2018
- Thanks @summitartspace for featuring my painting in your post today. It was an honor to be included in the exhibit. (Now its time be thinking about your annual Fresh Art exhibit...) Cheers to this Akron art center!
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17 November, 2018
- Artist River Berry @r.forestberry talks about her work, “Sunset, Summer Lover” in the #SummitArtspace Against the Sky Juried Landscape Exhibition. She was awarded an Honorable Mention by Juror Del Rey Levon. Hours today and Friday, 12-7; Saturday, 12-5. summitartspace.org/events/category/exhibits_east_market/
Free! Added bonus Artist Panel Discussion starting at 7pm tonight. Also free. summitartspace.org/event/artist-panel-for-against-the-sky/ @summitartspace #akron #akronartists
8 November, 2018