The World of Art – By Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith is an acclaimed visual artist born in Kansas City, Kansas. He holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Central Missouri, in addition to a Bachelor of Arts and an Associate’s Degree which he earned from the University of Missouri –Kansas City and Penn Valley Community College respectively.
Over the years, Mr. Smith worked several types of jobs, most notably for the Kansas City Missouri Fire Department and Kansas City Area Transportation Authority as a Bus Operator.
His paintings and pottery creations reflect how he (Jo Smith) engages with the world around him. In this exhibit, Mr. Smith showcases themes of art that are historical in nature but have relevance in the modern world. The artwork on display highlights Kansas City monuments, the Civil Rights era, Jazz Greats, African American women in church hats, “Still Life”, and African paintings. With over 50 pieces of pottery and paintings on display, Mr. Smith’s artwork is bound to inspire all of us to see what is possible and not what limits us.