Smythe sets up shop in downtown Sylva

Artist James Smythe has opened a new upstairs art studio in the Downtowner Building at 563 West Main Street in downtown Sylva.

Smythe has created a salon style hallway gallery to display and sell paintings. For the past 40 years he has been a painter of oils, acrylics and pastels using various styles.

Smythe was a full professor in the art department at Western Carolina University for 31 years. He and his wife Sylvia have moved their residence from Webster to his family home in Sylva.

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