HELD AT THE GALLERY OF MUSIC & ART IN
CAESAR’S FORUM SHOPS, LAS VEGAS
MAY 1- MAY 31, 2017
FEATURING IN-GALLERY APPEARANCES BY SMITH ON:
THURSDAY, MAY 4, THURSDAY, MAY 11
AND THURSDAY, MAY 18
FROM 6:00-8:00PM PST
Image: JOURNEY (Pictured L to R: Ross Valory, Steve Smith, Arnel Pineda, Jonathan Cain, Neal Schon)
Las Vegas, NV- April 2017 - The Gallery of Music & Art in Las Vegas is proud to welcome The Fabric of Rhythm, an exhibition by Steve Smith, drummer for iconic rock band JOURNEY. Smith will be making three very special in-gallery appearances on Thursday, May 4, Thursday, May 11 and Thursday, May 18 from 6:00-8:00pm PST. All appearances are complimentary and open to the public. RSVPs are strongly suggested: http://stevesmithdrumart.com/vegas.html. Call 702-366-9904 for additional information. All Artwork will be on exhibition and available for acquisition May 1st through May 31st, 2017 during Gallery Hours 10 am to 11 pm daily. The gallery is located within the Forum Shops at Caesars, Terrace Level 3.
In addition to his art exhibition, The Fabric of Rhythm, Smith will perform with JOURNEY at the band’s Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas residency from May 3-May 20, 2017.
In 2013, Smith began his innovative artwork built from rhythm. Working with art team SceneFour, the collection featured visuals crafted by fellow drummers—essentially “Rhythm-on-Canvas."
Image: Steve Smith of JOURNEY
"I call my collection The Fabric of Rhythm because I feel that this art is a view into the inner workings of the motions I use to make rhythms,” describes Smith. “With drumming, we hear only part of the motions that we make, and because the sticks and hands are generally travelling so fast, we don’t see all the motions being used.”
He explains, "With the process that we used to make this art, you see both the impacts and the spaces between the notes, it’s as if we are looking into the very fabric of the rhythms."
Image: The Bat by Steve Smith
Watch “The Fabric of Rhythm” sizzle reel by SceneFour HERE.
Best known for his work as the drummer for Journey and Vital Information, Steve Smith grew up in the Boston area and started playing drums at the age of 9 in 1963. He studied music at the Berklee College of Music from 1972 to 1976. Over the past 35 years he has toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz and rock - appearing on recordings that have sold 100 million copies worldwide - including Journey, Bryan Adams, Mariah Carey, Zucchero and Jean-Luc Ponty.
Among his many successes, Smith was voted #1 Fusion Drummer in the 2012 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. Previously, he was voted #1 All-Around Drummer in the Modern Drummer Magazine Readers Poll for five consecutive years from 1987-1991. The 2008, 2009, and 2010 Drum! Magazine Readers Poll voted Smith #1 Jazz Drummer. In 2001, Steve was named by Modern Drummer Magazine as one of the Top 25 Drummers of All Time, and the #1 Fusion Drummer of 2012 and 2105. This year, Smith topped an unprecedented three categories in the Modern Drummer Magazine poll: #1 Rock Drummer, #1 MVP and #1 Educational product for his Hudson Music Book/DVD Pathways of Motion.