Blackfoot artist stays true to craft
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Blackfoot artist stays true to craft

J. Ken Spencer of Blackfoot holds a brush to one of his paintings in his studio on S. Adams Ave. BLACKFOOT — J. Ken Spencer is striving to keep the craftsmanship of fine art alive, vital, and growing. Fine art is Spencer’s full-time mission. He can more often be found in his studio behind his home on S. Adams Ave., in Blackfoot, toiling away in front of a piece of canvas. His artistic ability has taken him throughout the United States and to countries such as France, Italy, Germany, England, and the Czech Republic, where he’s painted on location and gathered reference material to paint. He’s spent time in picturesque cities and villages, capturing the texture and imagery of the places he’s visited. His work can be seen in the foyer of the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center. A major contribution of his can be found in the Paris France Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a work he collaborated on with his old friend David Koch from Utah’s Cache Valley. It’s a canvas that stretches 12 feet high and 72 feet long, giving a panoramic view of the surrounding area where the temple sits in […]

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