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February 21, 2013

Palestine Art Center introduces February artist

PALESTINE, ILL — The work of Paul Spangler of Lawrenceville, Ill., will be featured throughout February in the Palestine Art Center at 110 S. Main St. in Palestine, Ill. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Spangler attended Lawrenceville High School and graduated in 1991. He went on to Vincennes University and graduated with a degree in commercial art and design in 1993. He has studied traditional drawing, graphic design and illustration.

Spangler’s favorite mediums are graphite and colored pencils, acrylic and watercolor. He has done commissioned projects for business signage, newspaper and book illustration and cover art, logo design and personal commissions.

His current interest is in distressed signs, art and decorative goods. Each distressed retro sign is completely handmade and a unique piece of art. The signs are replicas of authentic antique signs and can “fool the eye” of the most discriminate viewer.

“Each sign is created on masonite panels using acrylics. The signs are distressed by hand and some have bent corners, bullet holes, and or rusty corners and edges,” Spangler said. “I have been creating art for 20 years. Though my art has changed many times, I strive to continue to produce finely crafted unique artworks for all to enjoy.“

Spangler’s art also features his own brand of pop art featuring everything from silent film stars to modern-day characters. Most are done in colored pencil on colored paper.

His work also may be seen at the Village Framery in Palestine.

Spangler may be contacted at artistforhire69@yahoo.com or at Spangler Art and Illustration on Facebook.

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