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Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers Trades in His Drumsticks for Paint Brushes

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, who will embark on a North American fine art tour in 2020. The premiere exhibition will take place in January 2020 at Russell Collection Fine Art in Austin.

This new collaboration with 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.

Inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a 25-year-member of groundbreaking, hit-making Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chad Smith has been through it all. He’s 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. Now, all of his artwork will be on exhibit and available for acquisition in a series of traveling exhibitions. The extraordinary Collection houses 80 of Chad’s works and will present in several major U.S. cities throughout 2020.

The Artist will be in-gallery for a series of Artist Appearances and will be at the gallery on Saturday, January 11th from 6-9 PM and Sunday, January 12the from 12-3 PM. Admission is free.

If you feel like escaping Elan Apartments in Austin, Texas for the day, this event is a perfect opportunity to do just that! Trust us when we say that there’s no harm in getting out and exploring the greater community.

Event Time/Date:
Saturday, January 4, 2020—10:00 AM

Event Venue Location:
Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery
1009 West 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78703

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