Program Type:Arts & Crafts
The Miller Branch Library will feature the original art of Fort Smith artist, Benjamin Dobbs. Benjamin is a local barista and a third-generation artist through his mother’s side. At the age of 5, his work was selected for The Barrett and Cissi Hamilton’s Young Arkansas Artists Competition and Exhibition held in The Arkansas Arts Center in 1990. Growing up he enjoyed trying different mediums but being slightly colorblind, he tended to favor working in black and white. In high school, he discovered and began favoring stippling, a technique within the pen and ink medium. His work has been displayed in The Arkansas Arts Center, The Fort Smith Art Center, Eye Candy Gallery, and The Gallery at Brunswick.