Steampunk artist hosts reception at MOSH

April 13, 2018 @ 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Museum of Science and History
1025 Museum Cir
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Jim Smith, longtime art instructor at The Bolles School, will host a family-friendly event April
13 that will have Bolles School’s own Laurel Ripple playing the role of Martha Doyle Jennings, the (fictional) great-granddaughter of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer of the Sherlock Holmes
An “imagINvention” artist reception for Jim Smith’s Improbable Sci-Show, an unveiling of fictitious prototype devices, will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Science and History, 1025 Museum Circle. Smith, who has taught at Bolles since moving to Jacksonville from New York
City in 1977 to pursue a master’s degree at Jacksonville University, is considered a premier artist in steampunk art, which began as a literary genre in 1987 but has spread to fashion, music, games, movies (the 2009 “Sherlock Holmes” movie had steampunk touches) and to art. He has been an active participant in the art community, is a founding member of the Northeast Florida Sculptors Group, and has shown his art internationally in both Mexico and Europe.

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