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Artist of the Month: Thomas C. Chaffer

Hedonism is about all sensory pleasure and at the beginning of each month, our Chocolate and Ice Cream shops appeal to not only our senses of smell and taste, but also to that of sight through the work of local artists.

For the month of March, we have the great pleasure of featuring the large artwork of Thomas C. Chaffer.

Mr. Chaffer has been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember, saying, "I don't remember exactly when I started, but I don't even remember not drawing or painting something." His grandmother used to sit him down in front of Bill Alexander and Bob Ross when he was a kid and in first grade, he used to yell in an Austrian accent, "Grab UN Might Brrrrush." Mr. Chaffer recalls, "People still don't know what I am talking about."

Mr. Chaffer has tried all sorts of media but he is most proud of his sensory art sculptures. They are individually-made for persons with a specific sensory need. "It is so gratifying to watch the interaction between the art and the person responding to it, even when someone without sensory needs interacts with one."

His art exhibit at Hedonist, however, will focus on two other forms. He has his "Underwater Color" Sea Creatures and "Altered Art" or "Recycled Art" Collection. These works are found objects, mostly prints or paintings in frames that Mr. Chaffer re-purposes with fun imagery from his life.

Mr. Chaffer's art exhibit will debut First Friday, March 4 and will remain on display throughout the month of March.

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