"Forms and Figures", Exhibition by Professor Ed Smith

Marist College

POUGHKEEPSIE (September 27, 2017) – Arts Place, Portland, Indiana is the location of a current exhibit by Ed Smith, associate professor of art and art history and art gallery director at Marist College. The exhibit will be on display Sept. 1 through Oct. 1. The featured pieces are centered on the Hellenistic Period of Ancient Greek history.

An image of the "Forms and Figures" exhibition

The exhibit represents a long time passion of Smith's. Homer's "Iliad," a poem about the Trojan war, was the driving force behind the exhibition. "The Iliad is a guide to life," said Smith. "It was the closest thing that the Greeks had to a bible at the time. When Homer wrote these things, they were instructions on how you should act."

About Ed Smith

Ed Smith is associate professor of art and art gallery director at Marist College. Smith is a Guggenheim fellow in sculpture and drawing and an associate of the Royal British Society of Sculptors. He is also an associate fellow at Trumbull College, Yale University. His work is represented in public and private collections in the United States and abroad, including the British Museum and Yale University. His many individual and group exhibitions include, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum, The Arkell Museum, the Queens Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Hillwood Art Museum, Caversham Press South Africa, Fleming Museum, Schenectady Museum, The Albright Knox Museum, The Robert Steele Gallery, NYC, Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Claudia Carr Gallery, NYC, Willard Gallery, Kansas State University, University of Louisiana, Monroe, Dartmouth College, Hollywood Art and Culture Center, Hollywood, FL., Schenectady Museum, among many other museums and galleries.

Smith's work has been written about and reviewed in The New York Times, Sculpture Magazine, The Baltimore Evening Sun, Art News, The Miami Herald, Times Union, Giornale Dell'Arte, The San Francisco Examiner, Art New England, and many others publications.

He has been a visiting artist, lecturer, artist-in-residence, professor and distinguished visiting artist at American University, Bennington College, Bard College, Brandies University, Boston University, Kansas State University, Dartmouth College, Swathmore College, University of New Hampshire, Chautauqua Institution School of the Arts, Clark University, Dia Art Center, Trumbull College, Yale University, Lacoste School of the Arts in France, Parsons School of Art, S.V.A., University of Pennsylvania, New York Studio School, Vermont Studio Center, Glasgow School of Art, and North Glasgow College, among many other institutions.

Smith's awards and honors include, Awards for Teaching Excellence, National Foundation for the Advancement in the Arts, Ford Foundation Grants, First Alternate Prix de Rome, Fulbright Award, 2009-10 Marist College Faculty of the Year Award, and NY State Council on the Arts.

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