West Coast artist to unveil design exhibit, discuss work Feb. 3

January 28, 2014

A Los Angeles artist will visit University of Wisconsin-Stout to open an art exhibit and discuss his work.

Joshua West Smith is scheduled to attend an opening reception for his abstract art at 5:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at a first-floor gallery outside room 121 of the Applied Arts Building.

The gallery is a former hallway showcase that has been transformed and renamed A Clean Poorly Lighted Space.

Joshua West SmithAfter the reception, Smith will give an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. in room 121.

He is a Master of Fine Arts student at the University of California-Riverside, having returned to school after working as a welder fabricator and machinist.

He also owns Jjfab, which specializes in building home furnishings. He is a curator with independent art initiative TILT Export, an art instructor and has exhibited his works in several states.

Smith also is a juror for "Prometheus," an annual UW-Stout publication produced by Furlong Gallery and the Fine Arts Association.

His exhibit at UW-Stout will be on display for a short time, from one to two weeks.

Furlong Gallery exhibits

A faculty art exhibit, featuring works by 20 UW-Stout professors, opens with a reception from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 30, in the north gallery of Furlong Gallery.

The south gallery has an ongoing exhibit by Associate Professor Tamara Brantmeier, "Painting the Personal: Landscape as Allegory." Read more here.

Both Furlong exhibits run through Sunday, March 16.