Post-industrial urban renewal
The 2014 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary Art launched with the opening of Possible Futures: What is to be done? Friday at the Art Gallery of Windsor.
October 9, 2014
pictured above is Smiths' painting"Planting a Harvest"
From the Soul: Art Exhibit Royal Ontario Musuem
ELLA FINDS LUCKY
Who’s Dennis K. Smith?
You might know already, but I didn't have a clue. Dennis is a painter, teacher, and quite simply…one of the most fantastic people I’ve had the pleasure of meeting.
by Tom Lucier FEBRUARY 5, 2009
Trained in fine art, Smith’s paintings are all about stories. His affinity for history, personal and otherwise, is infectious and unavoidable when experiencing his work. Tom Lucier
Artist of the Month
This month, the AGW warmly welcomes local artist Dennis Smith to Sundays in the Studio.
Join Dennis in the Studio every Sunday from 1-4 pm for activities in painting, portraiture, mixed media projects and more! Please see our Upcoming Eventsfor a full list of Sundays in the Studio activities.
More about the ArtistLaSalle Artist
Dennis K. Smith was born 1949 in Windsor Ontario, Canada. His distinctive work comes alive through his use of rhythmic brush work and choreographed passages of colour. Yet there is honesty, simplicity and serenity that causes one to stop to take time and respond to the painting and its message.
His pursuit of art as a vocation, took him to a number of schools allowing him to study under some of Essex County's most talented artists; fine artist Sergio De Paoli, Bert Weir and cartoonists and illustrator Bob Monks. Dennis continued his studies at the Ontario College of Arts in Toronto Ontario. He had the privileged to tutored, by renowned portraiture artist and illustrator Carl Owens. He was introduced to the art of relief printing under one of Ontario's master printmaker Elio Del col.
He has exhibited in numerous juried shows, group and solo exhibitions. His first lino prints were chosen to be exhibited in the Canada - Japan Exchange Print Exhibition held at the Chiba Shimin Gallery Image in Japan. In 2010 Four of His Painting from his Music Within Series were selected to be on display in the "From the Soul" exhibition held at the ROM in Toronto Ontario.
Smith instructs workshops and teaches art full at his home studio located in LaSalle and at his Downtown Studio located in Windsor, Ontario. He enjoys encouraging and motivating fellow artists to be true to their vision and honest in their artist expressions and let their works identify who they are. Smith gives credence to the fact that creativity will change that which seemed ordinary and common place, into great works of art.
Dennis is co-founder and president of the Artists of Colour and a past Chair person of the Association of Representative Artists of Windsor.
Art show and sale encourages buying local
Oct 07, 2014 - 10:45 PM
Looking for something original, locally-made and steeped in local heritage? Stop by the Association of Representational Artists‘ annual art show and sale this month.
“Then Came Colour” now on exhibit at The Gibson Gallery
Area artist Dennis K. Smith is presenting an exhibit of his work at the Gibson Gallery. “Then Came Colour”
By Ron Giofu
A Time Lapse of History
There is no better place to celebrate and educate yourself on Canadian black history than in the heart of Sandwich Towne, Windsor.