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Smith's art adds local color

Jeanie Smith is November's featured artist
The sculpture, monotypes and paintings of Warm Springs resident Jeanie Smith will be featured during November at Art Adventure Gallery in Madras.
   An opening reception where the public can meet the artist will be held during the Madras Art Walk from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1.
   Smith's exhibit titled "A Sense Of Color" explores the way colors affect one another and people's reactions. "The sensitivity we have to the visual harmony of color can evoke feelings," Smith noted.
   Of her amusing sculptures of oversized modern ladies shoes, Smith said, "they make me think of what is important in my life. How simple items we take for granted can give us immediate pleasure."
   Smith art education includes courses at the Portland Art Museum, Clackamas Community College, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, Idyllwidle Arts Academy, and many workshops. Her works have been displayed at the Lawrence Gallery, Artist Gallery 21 in Vancouver, Wash., Columbia Art Gallery in Hood River and Attic Gallery in Portland.
   She has won two Collage of Culture Judges Choice Awards, in 199 for a tile wall hanging called "Face Hand-Off," and in 2001 for a monotype of colored shoes named "United We Stand."