Acrylic artist to show work at ASU Gammage

Queen Creek artist Melody Smith will exhibit her acrylic paintings and shadow boxes at ASU Gammage in a solo show May 2-30.

Smith, a California native, holds a bachelor’s degree in graphic design. After she enjoyed a career as an art director and designer, Smith moved with her family to Queen Creek, where they opened Blackbird Music & Art Center.

Smith calls her style “urban eclectic” – a mix of modern pop art and urban designs in acrylics, watercolors and 3-D shadowboxes. She puts a modern flair on 21st century urban trends by incorporating graffiti, tattoos, folk art and city dwellings into her brightly colored paintings and 3-D shadow boxes.

Exhibit hours at ASU Gammage are 1 to 4 p.m., Mondays, or by appointment. Due to rehearsals, event set-up, performances, special events and holidays, it is advisable to call 480-965-6912 or 480-965-0458 to ensure viewing hours, since they are subject to cancellation without notice.

Visitor parking is available at meters around the perimeter of ASU Gammage. Entrance is through the East Lobby Doors by the box office. For more information, contact Brad Myers, 480-965-6912 or