Nate SmithÃ¢ÂÂs metaphorical belief that color symbolizes life is brought to life in his Ã¢ÂÂMystical RevealingÃ¢ÂÂ art show, on display in the Vail Public Library Community Room through Wednesday, Feb. 15. A bold vibrancy dominates his mixed-media paintings. Ã¢ÂÂI love color,Ã¢ÂÂ he said. Ã¢ÂÂBeing self-taught, with no preconceived limitations, no color is too bright. I try to embed symbolic messages in all my positive, whimsical artwork.Ã¢ÂÂ SmithÃ¢ÂÂs mixed-media style utilizes oil, acrylic and ink. Ã¢ÂÂI try to keep my artwork lively, sharp and fresh,Ã¢ÂÂ he said. Smith is a member of the Vail Valley Art Guild and is also currently exhibiting at the Art of the Valley Gallery in AvonÃ¢ÂÂs Chapel Square. Admission is free for both the library exhibit and the gallery. For more information, visit www.natesmithweb.wordpress.com or call 970-470-1732.
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