Artist / Program Description:
The vision of Linda M. Smith’s most recent work tells the life story of 17th-century Italian artist Artemisia Gentileschi. Linda’s passionate and soul-filled style beautifully captures this intriguing story of “the most widely known female artist in western art history before the modern era.” The infusion of powerful lyrics, exquisite vocal harmonies, and Linda’s superb voice, combined with a visual presentation of Artemisia’s work, creates an engaging and unforgettable experience. Linda plays guitar and piano with the various accompaniment of bass, drums/percussion, flute, and violin.
“Her strong, self-assured vocals and a lyrical style that examines the usual romantic turf without resorting to clichés put her a big step ahead of the usual coffeehouse crooners.... Smith’s is a voice well worth hearing.” (Jim DeRogatis, Chicago Sun-Times)
“Linda M. Smith is a pop folk singer-songwriter whose songs reflect the innermost feelings shared by those searching for more meaning in their life. Her passion emotes a natural, self-inviting style, direct and intimately familiar.” (University of Illinois - Chicago)
This performance is a compelling and captivating way to entertain and educate at schools, colleges, libraries, and art galleries, bringing to life the amazing story and works of Artemisia Gentileschi.