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Dan Smith: Recovery of the Ball
This article originally appeared in the Foothills Digest.
“Recovery of the Ball.” The ball is a symbol for life, and “recovering it,” as well as understanding it, is a driving goal for Dan Smith. Here, he is tossing a ball he made by hand of buffalo hair and other natural materials. His art, heavy on personal symbolism leaves us asking questions, and wanting to know more.
Featured Artist, Full Circle Arts
Full Circle Arts welcomes you to Dan Smith’s virtual exhibition, PLAY BALL 20/20. This unique combination of visual imagery and the written word is designed to create a dream-like, thought-provoking 12-inning play-by-play sequence reflecting the artist’s views of the world. Each reader/viewer is invited to interact with Smith’s interpretation of a 2-hour 19-minute baseball game, the 7th of a hard-fought 7-series competition, played and recorded on July 4, 2020 in Smith’s diary.
Full Circle Arts – Virtual Exhibit
Full Circle Arts welcomes you to Dan Smith’s virtual exhibition, PLAY BALL 20/20.
The following Full Circle Virtual Show represents an episode of 2 hours and 19 minutes on July 4th 2020. It is a very small part of a larger 365-day Dirē.
What a hidden treasure. I’m glad that I discovered Dan’s exhibit. Thanks!
— Art Exhibit Attendee
In addition to being a first class talent, I fondly remember Dan comfortable working in a wide variety of styles, subjects, and media. His inquisitive mind is an incredible tool that has enabled him to continue to make important art while also teaching art and humanities.
— Rock Kershaw (Artist, Art Teacher & Art Gallery Consultant), Raleigh, NC