Red Hot Chili Peppers' drummer, Chad Smith, premiering fine art show in Austin

Chad Smith, the drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, will be premiering his national fine art road tour "The Art of Chad Smith" at the Russell Collection Fine Art Gallery here in Austin. 

"The Art of Chad Smith" fine art exhibition will begin on Saturday, January 4 and will continue until January 12.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - OCTOBER 03: Chad Smith of the Red Hot Chili Peppers performs during Rock in Rio 2019 at Palco Mundo at Cidade do Rock on October 3, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Wagner Meier/Getty Images)

Smith will be making two meet-the-artist appearances at the gallery on Saturday, January 11 and Sunday, January 12 the second weekend of the exhibit.  

"My hope is that its’ the emotion, the fluidity and intensity that come across…and of course the way that this medium utilizes the lighted sticks is really something that is totally unique…you'd don't play with lighted sticks every day and to see that is to really visualize the motion and the emotion that go into it: therefore, my personality comes through,"  Smith said in regards to his art. 

All of Smith's work will be on exhibit and available to purchase.

There will also be a collection of "Original Mixed Media on Drums"  in which Smith's artwork is printed on drumskin, embellished and signed by the artist. 

The gallery and Smith's appearance are both free and open to the public, however, RSVPs are required at 512-478-4440.