Bella Morte by Kelsey Smith
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‘Bella Morte’ exhibit at Summit Artspace on Tusc finds beauty in the macabre
In artist Kelsey Smith’s world, the body is a brilliant gothic canvas, Barbie has her dark but beautiful side and the skeleton is an artwork in itself.
Just in time for Halloween, “Bella Morte” features Smith’s corpsed pieces and various other darkly themed work Friday, Oct. 27 to Nov. 17 at Summit Artspace on Tusc, 571 W. Tuscarawas Blvd., in Barberton, where she also has a studio.
Smith will be at the free opening reception on Friday, Oct. 27, 5 to 8 p.m. during Barberton 4th Friday. Admission to the exhibition is free.
“As an artist, I work really hard to open people’s minds about what art can be,” Smith said. “ An artist isn’t just a painter, a photographer or a sculptor; an artist can be anything. While I understand my art doesn’t appeal to everyone’s tastes, I want people to understand that beauty can be found anywhere.”
She added: “My goal for this show is to have at least one person walk out of there thinking, ‘That stuff is disgusting but, doggoneView more
571 West Tuscarawas Avenue, Barberton, OH 44203