Another Great Art-A-Whirl!

Special Exhibition by Sean Smuda

This year, Smart Set marked our second Art-A-Whirl with a special installation of photography, digital photo collage and video works by Sean Smuda. Playing off our great mahogany paneled conference room, Sean created The Disappearance of Mr. Frost. An intriguing tableau involving the mysterious Mr. Frost (for whom our building is obviously named), Sean tied together disparate pieces as though they were clues to a missing person’s case, including a letter from Mr. Frost, an actual Missing Persons report from the MPD, and curious clues including aromas, articles of clothing, Victorian furniture, a live sunflower, and a schematic drawing of epistemological forms within the dramatic photo-collage entitled SuperPacs.

Tyler Street Comes to Life for AAW!

We had a lot more visitors to our exhibition/open house this year over last, probably due to our new neighbors down the block, 612 Brewery, who offered live music Friday evening and all day Saturday, with food trucks, great beer and a first glimpse at the newly remodeled Broadway building (formerly the Land of Nod mattress factory). If you haven’t checked it out yet, look for the tall red pillar at the intersection of Broadway and Central, and follow that right to 612 Brew. We’re also looking forward to Spyhouse coffee opening up shop in NE in the southeast corner of the Broadway.

The Exhibition:

Enter into the mysterious case of Mr. Frost.

Enter into the mysterious case of Mr. Frost.

A wedding dress and furs. A clue to "The Disappearance of Mr. Frost"?

A wedding dress and furs. A clue to “The Disappearance of Mr. Frost”?

A couple of Victorian chairs, a sunflower, and a missing persons report!

A couple of Victorian chairs, a sunflower, and a missing persons report!

"SuperPacs", Sean's current series of photo-collage. Sean gets many of his archival prints done at Smart Set.

“SuperPacs”, Sean’s current series of photo-collage. Sean gets many of his archival prints done at Smart Set.

On the right is an image from Sean's "Blueprint" series

On the right is an image from Sean’s “Blueprint” series

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