G. Michael Smith

April 4, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Jean Cocteau Cinema
418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Monthly Art Gallery Series @ Jean Cocteau Cinema

G. Michael Smith

G. Michael Smith creates with heat and gravity. With much of his work being guided by rich and
diverse experiences gained from travels around our world.  Adventuring throughout the United States,
Western Europe, and Canada, Michael has learned the importance of attaining new knowledge through
personal and group experiences. This has grown his understanding that one’s world truly expands when
standing at the precious of a new experience. For him, this has brought inspiration drawn from beautiful
structures found in the surrounding world.   “Creativity Unleashed” is his vision for transformational
results life by learning from what nature has already figured out.
As a glass artist, Michael uses themes and sculpture to create works that are not, at first, expected to
be made from glass. This pushes the concept of glass and can new appreciation for the material.
Michael is a graduate of Jacksonville University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Glass Art. He uses
multiple techniques to manipulate the material, including blown, hot sculpted, sand casting, plaster
mold casting, kiln forming, and lots of cold working.   Glass elements are also incorporated with wood
and metal. His goal is to create works that inspire and connect viewers with elemental aspects of our
own nature. When creations taps into a universal truth, it permeates through all structures and beliefs.
Michael hopes to present a glimpse into worlds that reveal just how powerful and interconnected we
are as individuals though Mythos we all share.

Michael is a Glass Smith and currently lives in New Mexico beneath star covered mountains.


G. Michael Smith – Linkedin
GMS Arts – Facebook
Glass TalkingSticks.weebly.com


What I’m Watching and Reading

The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
LoTR J.R.R. Tolkien
Watership Down. Richard Adams
The Once and Future King T.H. White
Lord of Light Roger Zelzany
A Wizard of Earthsea Ursula K. LeGuin
The Prince of Tides Pat Conroy
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Catch-22 Joseph Heller

Favorite Music - Grateful Dead, Janis Ian

Favorite TV: (short list- he loves TV) Rome, Deadwood, The Expanse, Boardwalk Empire, Big Bang Theory

Favorite Science Fiction & Fantasy Movies: Aliens, The Princess Bride, Blade Runner, LOTR, Dark City, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hell Boy


What I’m Watching

Not a Blog George R.R. Martin

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  • Denver Beware!
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