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Gabe Smith Pop Culture Icon LIVE Concert / Art show
Friday, January 26th, 2018
Art show (7pm) and EDM Festival (8pm) hosted by Pop Culture Icon Gabe Smith at the Rochester Performance & Arts Center. Only $5 at the door.The Rochester Performance & Arts Center (RPAC) is located at 32 North Main Street, Rochester NH, 03867. Cash bar. Patrons 18 and under must be escorted by an adult. Artist Statement: "It is my goal with this exhibit to showcase my artwork and electroic music, bring hope and creativity to the city. I want to make an effort to inspire the young people of the community through art and music." Show Description: This show will feature a variety of large scale paintings constructed from acrylics, metals, plastics, l.e.d.s and gold & silver leaf. aswell as an unique style of electronic music bringing an up-lifting experience to all who attend with music and visuals that will inspire and enlighten. Artist Bio: Gabe Smith Pop Culture Icon reaches out to the electronic music scene with fresh zeal and comes up the all original compositions combined with psychedelic visuals. Incorporating art music with newer experimental styles creating intriguing, tracks, Gabe's devotion to his art led to this musical hybrid. Using beat machines, keyboards, midi sequencers and synthesizers which developed into digital recording arranged by composing unique electronic instrumental fusion.He has played at Rock the Block and Reach the Beach in Boston's North Shore area along with many summer block parties and summer fests through out New England. A few sets at the Middle East down stairs, Cambridge, UNH Durham EDM Fests, PSU Fests in Plymouth NH and U-Mass Lowell college radio stations. Gabe Smith Pop Culture Icon spends the majority of his time at his home recording studio in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. On the artist side, Gabe is a self-taught, non-traditional artist. Originally from Lynn, MA, Smith now resides in the Lakes Region of NH. The unconventional artist uses a variety of mediums and surfaces. He rarely uses brushes, instead opts to use a vibrant combination of colored acrylics, metals, plastics and gold & silver leaf. His work is universal and abstract in nature with a focus on space and time. Smith explains his work in this way: "My work is created in a complex process of layering multiple paintings, which include hidden parts that appear to glow, depending on the lighting of the room and the time of day the piece is viewed." Smith concentrated on Graphic Arts at Spaulding High School and graduated in 2010. He competed in the Gutenberg awards competition and won the award for Multi-color Lithography in 2009. Gabe has participated in the "Art at the Gafney" fundraiser for the past 8 years and won the award for "Best in Show" in 2016 and "Best in Abstract" in 2017. Smith spends most of his time at his recording studio and touring around New England, working with the young people in the area who struggle with depression, heroin abuse and suicide. His main focus is to provide a positive message through his art and electronic music; lighting up the darkness in anyway possible.