Oct. 22, 2018 – “Endless Fascinations,” an exhibit of pop culture-inspired work by Jordan Paul Schwartz will be on display in Salina Public Library’s Gallery 708 through Nov. 23. A reception for the artist will be from 4-5:30 p.m. Nov. 2, in conjunction with First Friday Night Live.
Schwartz, of Salina, creates mixed-media pieces that draw on movie and gaming culture. He infuses American and Japanese styles.
“Each time I began a new piece, I wanted to see how I could push myself this time. I never want to stay in a comfortable zone, as that would make me complacent and not desire to improve,” Schwartz said. “Every piece represented a new challenge to overcome, be that a new medium, reinterpreting the works of those who came before me, or hardest of all, creating my own original versions of established characters. Sometimes I failed, but each failure taught me what to avoid and what obstacles remained to overcome.”
Schwartz graduated from Bethany College in Lindsborg with a bachelor’s degree in education and drawing. He currently teaches art to middle and high school students.
The public is welcome to view the exhibit during library hours — 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information on art exhibited at the library, please contact Lori Berezovsky at email@example.com, (785) 825-4624, ext. 249, or visit the library at 301 W. Elm.
About The Author: Amy Adams
Amy Adams is the library’s assistant director. She is a native Salinan and received a B.A. in English from Bethel College in North Newton. Amy is a voracious reader, picking up anything from fantasy, graphic novels and pop fiction to classics and literary fiction. She loves “Dr. Who” and “Game of Thrones” and admits that she is a bit of a nerd. Her more homespun hobbies include cooking, failing as a gardener, writing, singing and laughing a lot with her husband, children and friends.
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