FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: January 16, 2018
From: Dunedin Fine Art Center
Contact: Ken Hannon @ 727.298.DFAC, x230
Hanging out, drinking delicious coffee, talking about art… ahhhh, that’s the life! Well, that IS the life at least for an hour or so each month at the Dunedin Fine Art Center’s Coffee and Conversation series. Enjoy coffee (Presented by the Sterling Society of DFAC) and insights as each month’s invited guest holds forth on their own area of expertise. Admission to these relaxed talks is $5 and is FREE to current DFAC members.
Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 12 noon, the series hosts sculptor J. Harrison Smith. Jim will be talking about the lost wax bronze sculpture process. He will use props and a 7.5 minute video to give attendees a clear understanding of the process. He will and also have a question and answer session with the audience.
J. Harrison Smith began sculpting bread dough at the age of three. He has maintained his ardent passion for sculpting ever since- drawing on the experiences of his life to capture the richness and depth of the human experience, which is of paramount importance to his work.
For the majority of his life, he was a businessman and held elected office as a Representative to the Florida House of Representatives, and later as Pinellas County Property Appraiser. However, he never lost his yearning to be an artist. In the past decade, he has been able to return to my passion – art – and, in particular, sculpting. he now practices the lost wax method of bronze sculpting.
As a father of five, grandfather of six (soon to be eight), and great-grandfather of two, his sculptures of children are some of his most powerfully moving pieces.
So stop by for some Coffee & Conversation. Or call ahead to the Palm Cafe’ (298.DFAC ext 237) and have lunch waiting for you!
Coffee and Conversation with J. Harrison Smith – Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 12 Noon.
Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd.
Dunedin, FL 34698