Dr. David Hodo is Selma Art Guild Featured Artist for April, May | Arts & Entertainment


If you question Dr. David Hodo of Summerville about his artwork, he will talk to you what you see in it.

That is for the reason that the Selma psychiatrist, the Selma Art Guild’s (SAG) Showcased Artist for the Months of April and Might, is additional interested in what you see than what he thinks it is.

Hodo’s artwork clearly show reception will be Sunday, April 10 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the SAG Gallery at 508 Selma Ave.

Hodo, a board-qualified psychiatrist, has practiced in Selma for 47 many years because 1975 and will make his house in Summerville with his wife, Paige Hodo.

Hodo is initially from Alexander Metropolis, attended Auburn University and was accepted to professional medical college at the College of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) following three a long time. He attained his health-related diploma from UAB.

Hodo explained he turned intrigued in art even though he was in the Navy and was on phone at a dispensary. He claimed he resolved to obtain a sketch pad and some oil pastels and began performing sketches “while I was sitting there carrying out nothing at all.”

Hodo commenced accomplishing items like portray abstract Halloween style masks. He said although in the Navy, he also signed up for a class in art the Memphis Museum of Good Art.

Though Hodo stated his initial artwork trainer was definitely great, he mentioned he painted and drew and did all types of other issues with no more instruction other than a pencil sketch lesson with Selma artist Cam Walker Guarino until finally he recently took a class in Selma taught by award profitable artist Richard Mills. Mills is Professor Emeritus of Good Arts at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM).

Hodo stated when his children were being in college, he would get index cards and do a portray on one particular side and a post card on the other. He reported two of his youngsters “hated them,” but one particular, Sarah, his middle daughter, “really liked them and would set them on her walls.”

“As a health practitioner, I’m commonly on maintain on the phone,” he stated. “So I formulated the practice when sitting down there that I’d be sketching with the other hand.”

Hodo stated art grew to become a lot more “fun and interesting” for him when his wife started getting an art class from Mills in Selma. “So, I made the decision that I would try it,” he claimed.

Hodo also explained what he is executing now is a lot a lot more intriguing, far more difficult and greater. And he mentioned his perform now is quite significantly “all summary.”

When requested if he painted factors like abstract landscapes, Hodo pointed to a painting he was functioning on and explained, “Tell me what you assume. Naturally, for you, it is regardless of what you believe it is.” When instructed his painting seemed like a forest, he explained, “I imagine it has resemblance to a forest. You know, the lines are in essence vertical, not horizontal. I’m not through with it.”

Hodo spelled out that his artwork is “not meant to be representational.” He claimed when his spouse paints a cow, it appears like a cow. “Not me,” he stated.

Hodo mentioned his medium of selection is oil paints since he “likes the way it appears to be.” However, he claimed, above the a long time he has labored in other mediums like colored inks, delicate pastels, tricky pastels and charcoal. He mentioned his to start with artwork trainer taught him to take a piece of charcoal and go from 1 aspect of a big sheet of paper to the other and to “be no cost, convey your self. Really don’t be uptight and nitpicking.”

Hodo said he just wants to be the best artist he can be and that he was “delighted” when he was picked to be the Selma Art Guild’s showcased artist of the month. “It’s going to be pleasurable,” Hodo said. “A handful of of my pals will be there that I would not ordinarily see. You know, if I would just sell just one portray, I would be thrilled.”

In addition to be remaining a psychiatrist and an artist, Hodo is an assistant Presbyterian preacher, owns horses and canines, and fixes fences.

The Selma Art Guild was started out in the 1970s by area artists to market art and supply prospects for artists.

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