DEXTER - The animal art of Maine sculptor David Smus will be showing at the newly opened Abbott Museum on Rt. 7 (12 Church St.) in Dexter, ME from March 12th to March 31st.
Mr. Smus, now living in Saco, grew up in Winslow and graduated from UMO in 1977 with a degree in Wildlife Management. His love of the great outdoors led to a passion for sculpting wildlife and other animals as a fulltime vocation in 1984, starting in wood and now often using bronze as a medium to create limited editions and commissioned works.
David has participated in prestigious juried exhibits such as the Salmagundi Club in NYC and the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition in Charleston, SC. His work was used to dedicate the Charles Hathaway Nicholson Park in Boston and has been shown in Maine at the Wendell Gilley Museum in Southwest Harbor. He has spoken at the Portland Museum of Art and has won numerous 1st Place and Best Of Show awards in many competitions including the Maine Outdoor Art Show in Augusta.
His work has been collected by individuals and businesses far and wide, including MBNA America, Bangor Savings Bank, the Consul General of Israel and the late Elizabeth B. Noyce.
An opening reception will be held at the Abbott Museum on March 12th from 2-4 pm when the artist will be present. Most work will be for sale and remain there on display until March 31st. Regular hours are Wed.-Fri. 12-4 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. For more information call (207)924-5721.
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