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Unveiling the Unexpected

Mar 12, 2012 12:35PM, Published by Emma Dittmann, Categories: People

Gallery: Unveiling the Unexpected: James Milton Smith [2 Images] Click any image to expand.

BDAAA Exhibit at the Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts from April 15-May 20

James Milton Smith has been preparing, painting and organizing an abundance of artwork over the past seven years to create a brand new first time one-man exhibit which will be featured at the Seippel Homestead and Center for the Arts this spring.  At age seventy-five, Smith has lived and breathed artwork through his lifetime of serving regional, national and international clients as a professional fine and former commercial artist.  James’ work encompasses historical relevancy, people and places, Wisconsin tradition, and he has an affinity for creating Southwest art along with relating his savvy artistic touch for transportation across the generations. 

From the haunting civil war front to his stylistic art neuveau, Smith has captured color, nuance and detail in every aspect, in every era, in many realms.  From the miniature to the mysterious, Smith’s work ranges from oil on canvas to watercolor, pencil drawings and acrylics.  Most pieces within the exhibit are paired with Smith’s written personal stories, illustrating Smith’s unique voice and perspective, behind these exceptional and elegant paintings.

James Milton Smith has participated in a number of regional and national art exhibits, art festivals and found acclaim in Wisconsin for his work in the art field, including serving as the first Artist in Residence at the Cedarburg Cultural Center. Smith has been commissioned to produce murals, design and paint a limited edition print for John Deere Corporation, and create a special eleven-year series of nostalgic winter holiday scenes in eleven states for General Casualty Insurance Company. He enjoyed success in Janesville, then made Beaver Dam his home nearly twenty years ago in the early nineties.

Over 200 James Milton Smith works will be featured in the upcoming exhibit. Originals and limited edition prints will be available for purchase and will benefit the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association.

About the cover:

“War Dance,” an acrylic painting by James Milton Smith, is one of his Arizona collection, which is part of a larger body of work. This captures the height of the moment during a Plains Indian war party ceremonial dance, produced in a contemporary style.

art paintings exhibit stylistic march april 2012

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