Wednesday, June 10, 2009

art@town series 3 - "tikis, canoes & tattooes"

by Sam Clemens
opening reception
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @ 10pm

Series 3 is an ocean theme by local artist Sam Clemens, curated by Spanky Kenney, wife of Ed Kenney, is now up and runs until August 1st. With the warm weather here,

“Tiki's, canoes & tattoo's” art exhibition is a perfect way to start your summer.

This art display will feature a wide variety of art mediums, including acrylic on canvas & wood, handmade koa wood canoe paddles, painted tiki's on driftwood & handcarved tiki's, digital images done on adobe photoshop, and much more. The bright and colorful images and subject matter for Sam's art is inspired from his daily life adventures: surfing, canoe sailing, hiking, mountain biking, and daydreaming. Especially the daydreaming!!!!

The handpainted tiki's are my favorite...they are fun and whimsical.

SAM CLEMENS a young up-and-coming local artist has been experimenting with a variety of artistic mediums for over fifteen years. Originally focusing on ceramics, Clemens has expanded his repertoire to include acrylic on canvas; collages with wood, acrylic and enamel; fabrics (including costume design); metalworks; and electrical components. His spontaneous and conceptual use of color and dimension brings a unique and whimsical interpretation of his personal visions of reality and the ethereal.

town restaurant has been featuring the art@town series since its opening in March 2005. Staying true to the restaurant's commitment to supporting local farmers and ranchers by serving locally-grown produce, meats and seafood whenever possible, the art@town series seeks to support local artist by providing a venue for their work. All art pieces are available for sale.

1 comment:

  1. Sam's art is so positive and bright, and his style is one of a kind. He is a very talented guy. I met Sam once when he was in Arizona for his wedding. This guy will go far.
    Dina Rose