Collins-Smith, Christina

Artist’s Statement: Seeking new ways to see, photography is the paint I use to reconstruct what might otherwise be overlooked in the rush of life. These works flow from an intuitive, meditative process, melding and painting in digital collage sequences that reflect inner light as they explore layers beneath the obvious, revealing their complex and delicate beauty with fresh vision and insight.

Bio: Christina Collins-Smith is an arts advocate, artist, poet, educator, and cultural events coordinator, who earned her BA and MLA degrees concentrating in Studio Art, Art History, Cross-Cultural Studies, and Writing at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland.

She currently works as an adjunct faculty member of the Division of Fine and Performing Arts at Carroll Community College, serves on the Boards of Directors of Carroll Media Communications, The Cumberland Cultural Foundation - C. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, is the co-founder of Common Ground on the Hill's Roots Music & Arts Festival (now retired from that Board as Director Emeritus), and is the Founding Chair and Acting Director of OneTree Productions, Ltd., One Tree, Many Branches of Expression Cultural Arts Series.

Christina’s recent Maryland exhibits include individual and group shows at the Gallery at the Scott Center, and the Carroll Arts Center, in Westminster; the G. William Gilchrist Museum of the Arts, AAC’s Saville Gallery, and Cumberland Theater in Cumberland; the Towson Arts Collective in Towson; and the Maryland State House in Annapolis. She has also presented workshops and exhibited her artwork in Ayr, Scotland and Cather Daniel, Co. Kerry, Ireland. Contact information and a selection of her artwork can be seen on-line at www.cdcsmith.net.