Gallery of Events 2021
Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Makes Jersey Shore Stop on North American Fine Art Tour
THE ART OF CHAD SMITH ANNOUNCES NEW JERSEY PREMIERE OF WORKS
Iconic Drummer will make two live appearances in Stone Harbor
Limited Engagement: May 28th – May 31ST, 2021
Stone Harbor, NJ (May 2021) – ART, CULTURE AND MUSIC AT THE JERSEY SHORE. Rock Star. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. Six-time Grammy Winner. Fine Artist. Philanthropist. These are just a few ways to describe Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith. Road Show Company presents, in collaboration with SceneFour Productions: The Art of Chad Smith,a limited engagement fine art exhibition at Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor from Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31st2021. The iconic drummer will be making two live, in-person meet-the-artist appearances at Ocean Galleries on Saturday May 29 from 7- 10pm and Sunday, May 30 from 11am-2pm. All artwork will be on exhibition and available for acquisition. The exhibition as well as the Chad Smith appearances are complimentary and open to the public, however a minimum purchase is required to spend individual time with the Artist. RSVPs are strongly suggested CLICK HERE TO RSVP or 609-368-7777. Visit Ocean Galleries for more info and gallery hours.
The synergy and work ethic that marks Smith’s musical life organically led to his painting, and in early 2016 Smith entered the art world with Parallax, his first collection of rhythm driven prints. Fast forward to 2019, and the Artists’ premiere of an extraordinary new collection of artwork which is once again touring the United States in venerable galleries and venues, and allowing for Artist Appearances in which the Artist has the opportunity to meet his Collectors. The Artist has chosen Ocean Galleries, New Jersey’s premier fine art gallery, in which to both exhibit his works and to celebrate the return of live appearances after a difficult year…on a holiday weekend: this presentation is…truly…the mark of the return of the cultural capital of the great State of New Jersey.
About the Artist
Chadwick Gaylord Smith was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a 25-year-member of groundbreaking, hit-making Red Hot Chili Peppers. An award-winning, multi-faceted drummer, Guinness World Record holder, six-time Grammy Winner, advocate for music in public schools, session musician, artist, serial philanthropist and proud father of six, Chad Smith’s life is an epic journey that’s always moving.
MvVO ART, creator of AD ART SHOW, announced last month that Chad Smith would be the featured guest artist and host of the AD ART SHOW 2021. The show opened virtually May 3rd to great critical acclaim.
Artworks by Chad Smith will be exhibited on the monumental screens of the Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center the final weekend of the show May 29 & 30, 2021.
This collaboration with ADART and Road Show Company, the industry-leader in traveling fine art exhibition, is yet another creative outlet for Smith, and one in which he is rapidly becoming renowned, respected, and critically acclaimed. Each hand-embellished work is crafted from rhythm. As a painter uses brushes with oils of different colors, Chad Smith works with drumsticks to capture light in a variety of ways; crafting rhythms that translate to very unique artwork. Another feature of this exhibition will be a collection of Original Mixed Media on Drums; works created by printing one of Chad’s art images on a drum skin. It is then embellished and signed by Smith.
In 2014 Smith received a presidential appointment by President Obama as a Turnaround Artist for public schools due to his work as a passionate advocate for music and arts education.
Clearly, Chad’s own public-school success story, generous time and inspiring life paved the way for his 2014 appointment as a Turnaround Artist under the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities. “I really want kids to pick up instruments so they can see how fun it is to play,” he relates. “It’s important to have technical proficiency—in anything, there’s practice and hard work, no shortcuts—but if you love it, you’re gonna wanna do it. I want them to see that after all these 40-ish years, I still love it, that’s why I still do it. It’s fun. It has taken me everywhere—and beyond.” He’s also devotes energy to non-profit organizations including, Music Cares, Silverlake Conservatory of Music, (Paul Newman)’s Serious Fun Network, and Children’s Hospitals.
Upon reflecting on his life, Smith can hardly believe his good fortune. “I work with people who want to grow; the Chili Peppers are open to new directions and as an artist, it’s the best creative situation to be in. It’s simple: I love what I’m doing and I’m really lucky. I got pretty good at the music thing,” he says humbly. “I play gigs in little bars and big stadiums, and every one is rewarding”.
ABOUT CHAD’S ART
“I think that this is a really exciting new medium which is important and will stand the test of time and will be timeless. Music, sound, visualization…all of those things go hand in hand and have through the history of art. My hope is that its’ the emotion, the fluidity and intensity that come across…. and of course the way that this medium utilizes the lighted sticks is really something that is totally unique…you’d don’t play with lighted sticks every day and to see that is to really visualize the motion and the emotion that go into it: therefore, my personality comes through”.
All Artwork Images Courtesy of Road Show Company 2021 All Rights Reserved Approved for Editorial Usage
All Bio Images Courtesy of David Mushegain & Laura Glass 2021 All Rights Reserved Approved for Editorial Usage