The public is warmly invited to meet internationally acclaimed painter Daniel E. Smith and wood sculptor Edward A. Jones during their opening artists’ reception on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery, 1352 Eisenhower Drive. The show will hang through the end of the year and, as always, a portion of sales will benefit the Daily Impact Fund, providing extra patient services not covered by Medicare or insurances.
Dan Smith is the third child of ten in a Catholic family. He entered a monastery after graduating college. A cycle of prayer, meditation, and work over twenty three years grew his desire to paint, and after taking art courses at night and teaching English, theology and art by day, with his community’s support, he left to take an MFA in Painting at Savannah College of Art and Design. His vocation changed to artist in 1999 and his work is now in collections worldwide, including in the permanent collection and on display at The Jepson Center for the Arts.
Ed Jones considers himself an artist who works in wood. He says, “Wood calls to me to create. Most people see a log, I see a 3-D sculpture. It calls to me. Not only calling me to carve, it also lets me know what it wants to be. I let the wood become what it wants, with as little of my will as I can. My main subject is the figure in motion.” Ed is a retired maintenance supervisor for Savannah’s Kole Management Company. He served four years in the navy and had a tour of duty in Vietnam before attending Rhode Island College where he studied art, metalsmithing and design.
Every three months the Hospice Savannah Art Gallery inside Hospice House showcases new work by local artists. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. A volunteer art committee meets each November to decide on shows for the next year.
A portion of all sales will benefit Hospice Savannah, Inc. For more information, contact Beth Logan at 912 355-2289.