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Clifton Forge Public Library to Host Artist Knic Umstead

December 7, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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The public is cordially invited to spend an evening with a very versatile artist, Knic Umstead.  Sponsored by the Clifton Forge Public Library, the program will be held in the library’s Michael Armstrong Community Room.  It will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 7.  Admission is free.

A Clifton Forge native, Mr. Umstead is a painter, collagist, printer, illustrator and graphic artist who works from his studio in Christiansburg, Virginia.  Knic believes that “art is a global visual language that supersedes the spoken word and is not reliant on a specific tongue.”  His artwork, he says, “is a reflection on process, materiality, narrative and visual semiotics,” while his “focus is on color, visual illusions, texture, transparency and form.”

Working in series, Knic says he “explores different aspects of a particular process, gleaning knowledge from the experience and bringing aspects of that experience to future works.”  He continues, “From naturalistic to non-representational, traditional to mixed and new media, when inspiration strikes, a multitude of avenues are available to select from.”

Knic will be showing work from several of his latest series.  He will also share “process, intent, inspiration and a little bit of storytelling.”

Samples of Mr. Umstead’s work can be viewed at:  https://www.instagram.com/knic_umstead/

Knic welcomes audience interaction.  A question-and-answer time will conclude the program.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Clifton Forge Public Library is located at 535 Church Street.

For more information, call the library at 540-863-2519.


December 7, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Clifton Forge Public Library
535 Church St
Clifton Forge, VA 24422 United States
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(540) 863-2519
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