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Artist Talk with Michael Swann

Date(s) - 11/10/2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment

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Artist Talk with Michael Swann

November 10, 5 PM
Third Floor West Gallery
Trajectory: This series, influenced by social media, nostalgic family photos, and school portraits, evoke intimacy, hope, love, and mystery. My wish is that viewers find aspects of the work identifiable and familiar, connecting them to common moments and/or past events of our collective past.

About the Artist:

Michael Swann earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Birmingham Southern College in 1986, and then promptly turned to his love of music as his principal occupation. Working primarily as a touring guitarist for 20 years, he would produce art when he could, often reflecting his travels with palettes that recalled the colors of the changing landscape and figures as edgy or bold as the decision to follow a passion. Swann has since traded his guitar for a strong return to visual arts. He focuses on art as anyone approaches a professional pursuit: working daily in a variety of mediums and techniques that include painting, drawing, printmaking, airbrushing, and pin-striping. Swann maintains two studios plus a wood working shop; where he builds his own stretchers, panels, and frames. He is also Alabama’s ambassador to the Portrait Society of America.

Swann’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums around the country.