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The Noble Swede Gallery presents
The Art of Invention
by International Art Award Winner Nikki Smith

November 2nd, 2013 by Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith presents The Art of Invention at The Noble Swede Gallery. Meet the Artist Friday, Nov. 15th, 5-8pm

“This series gives tribute to the adventurous, inventive spirit
of the American people.” ~Nikki Smith

Nikki Smith transforms vintage patent drawings into modern art in this series which explores the arts of transportation and invention. Featuring Harley-Davidsons from the 1920’s, turn of the century horse patents, human-powered flight and more.

Winner of the prestigious International FAA “Tony” Award for Artistic Merit in 2013, local Bryan, TX artist Nikki Smith’s artwork and articles have been featured in numerous issues of Cloth Paper Scissors, PAGES, and Somerset Digital Studios magazines as well as a full page article in The Houston Chronicle and as the featured artist in an upcoming issue of Flair magazine. Her artwork has traveled to collectors in twelve countries and across the USA.

Details at http://www.booksmithstudio.com/nobleswede. You can view more of the artist’s award winning works at http://nikkimarie-smith.artistwebsites.com/galleries.html


I’m please to announce that The Noble Swede Gallery in La Grange, Texas will be featuring artwork from my series “The Art of Invention” beginning November 1st, including several vintage Harley-Davidson motorcycles, inspired human-powered flight, vintage horse patents and more.

The opening reception is Friday, November 15th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm where you can meet the artist, enjoy refreshments and explore artwork that celebrates the inventive spirit of the American people.


Copyright Nikki Smith; Vintage Harley-Davidson Motorcycle 1919 Patent Artwork (Fine Art Prints Available)

Harley-Davidson Motorcycle 1919 Patent Artwork (Vintage)
Copyright 2013 by Nikki Smith; All Rights Reserved.
Fine Art Prints Available here in Vintage and Blueprint styles.

Copyright Nikki Smith - 1900 Horse Patent Artwork (Fine Art Prints Available)

1900 Horse Patent Artwork
Copyright 2013 by Nikki Smith; All Rights Reserved.
Fine Art Prints Available here in Blueprint and Vintage styles.

Copyright Nikki Smith; 1928 Harley-Davidson Patent Artwork (Fine Art Prints Available)

1928 Harley-Davidson Patent Artwork
Copyright 2013 by Nikki Smith; All Rights Reserved.
Fine Art Prints Available in Blueprint and Vintage styles.

Copyright Nikki Smith; Icarus Human Flight Patent Artwork (Fine Art Prints in Vintage and Blueprint Styles available)

Icarus Human Flight Patent Artwork
Copyright 2013 by Nikki Smith; All Rights Reserved.
Fine Art Prints Available.

Copyright Nikki Smith; 1924 Harley-Davidson Patent Artwork (Fine Art Prints Available)

1924 Harley-Davidson Patent Artwork
Copyright 2013 by Nikki Smith; All Rights Reserved.
Fine Art Prints Available.

Copyright Nikki Smith; 1901 Motor Cycle Patent Blueprint Artwork (Fine Art Prints Available)

1901 Motor Cycle Patent Blueprint Artwork
Copyright 2013 by Nikki Smith; All Rights Reserved.
Fine Art Prints Available.

Signed metal wall art and fine art giclée prints will be available at the gallery through the the start of next year.

Fine art prints in other sizes and materials are available upon request, including canvas, metal, acrylic and fine art papers. Explore the growing patent-inspired series including sports themes (golf, football, etc), trades/professions (medical, dental, sciences, fireman, etc.), and hobbies ( cameras, novelties, guns, musical instruments, etc.)

Artist Reception: November 15th, 5 to 8pm @ The Noble Swede Gallery, 107 Colorado St., La Grange, TXIf you are in La Grange, Texas or surrounding communities, please join me on Friday, November 15th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at The Noble Swede Gallery for refreshments and to meet the artist!

If you can’t make the reception, you can still see and purchase the artwork at The Noble Swede Gallery over the next few months. Their holiday hours are 10am to 6pm Fridays and Saturdays. Additional sizes and patent artwork topics are available through my website, http://nikkimarie-smith.artstwebsites.com.


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