The January 10th meeting will feature Russell Smith. Russell's works are awesomely realistic and yet there's more than brushwork skill in his art. He emotes history. His favorite subject is WW1 fighter aircraft. He won first place at the Matthews Alive Art Competition sponsored by the Matthews Artist Guild and judged by Larry Elder of Elder Art Gallery of Charlotte with his "Self-Portrait as a German Ace in 1918". "Tumult in the Clouds: The Aviation Art of Russell Smith" written by Jim Wilberg is a newly released book of Russell's artwork, drawing great reviews. More information about Russell and samples of his art can be found at http://russellsmithart.com/. His demo for this meeting is about creating art with both sides of the brain. Be there at the Matthews Community Center at 6:30 PM!