Jim Smith The making of art is one of the few compulsions that are socially acceptable.


Saturday December 15th, 2018 12:00 AM - Saturday December 15th, 2018 2:00 AM2:00 AM

Closet Christian: Christian in a Secular World
Riverside Fine Arts Association is proud to welcome award-winning acquisition artist Jim Smith.
Jim will showcase pieces depicting his his personal account of living as a Christian in a secular
world. The exhibit coincides with the Alliance Brass concert on December 14, 2018.
Jim Smith says, “My approach to my assemblages is often to create the individual components
that comprise them, so I don’t use found objects exclusively. I will often use well-known
iconography, like hearts, to lend thematic continuity. The goal of my art is to lead my viewers to
experience personal epiphanies as they seek to understand the meaning and emotion implicit in
the pieces, and perhaps even to capture feelings similar to the ones that inspired my creative
energy. The making of art is one of the few compulsions that are socially acceptable."
Where: Riverside Fine Arts Association
1100 Stockton St. Jacksonville, FL
(904) 389-6222
When: Friday, December 14, 2018. Doors open at 7:00pm. Concert immediately following at
8pm. Admission to the exhibit is included with the purchase of concert admission.
Sneak Preview/Meet the artist: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:00pm. Admission is free
and open to the public.