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March 2023 

Thank you for your interest in

SAVE THE DATE: Artist talk at the DAC, Thursday, March 16th, 5:30-6:30 PM

POWER ON is the premier event of EyeSmile Studio. Designed to blend traditional and contemporary display methods, this avant-garde presentation style will certainly capture the viewers’ attention.

POWER ON is more than experimental presentation; it is the gallery debut event of digital created art / digital print art. In this contemporary style, work is created in a digital environment and displayed in its printed form.

In the POWER ON experience, the viewer will enjoy a unique viewing environment interlaced with a diverse and coalesced display of Stephen’s artistic passions.


It is our hope, this event brings a smile to your eye



EyeSmile Studio

From Stephen’s 2019 show where he remarked in his artists statement on being blessed to make the eye smile, he knew from that moment, those words would serve as the foundation of Eye Smile Studio.

The primary premise of the studio is providing digital created art and graphic design, generating a separate lane of effort from his Fine art photography. The intent of his studio is to offer visual art that makes the eye smile.


About the Artist

Stephen Schlegel is a contemporary visual artist with artistic passions in digital created art, digital print art, graphic design, and photography. He is a retired US Army Veteran with 24 years of service. Also, he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Austin Peay State University in graphic design, with additional emphasis in photography and studio art. Combining the art education from APSU with over 20 years’ experience with digital art, Stephen brings a unique perspective and out-of-the-box methods and techniques.

Stephen is invested in the community. He has been an active and participating member of the Downtown Artists Cooperative Art Gallery Since 2018 and he provides enduring photography and graphic design services to local non-profit organizations and businesses.


Stephen’s approach to digital created art rests on the principle of curiosity over expectation, he notes, I guide the works progress – letting it develop its own unique identity. Using varying techniques, Stephen creates each piece following this principle. His work is fresh and original, offering the viewer a unique visual experience.


His approach to Photography is intentional and purposeful. Calculating time and light, he sets the conditions for each work, creating mood and projecting the best possible outcome of the composition. As a traveling artist, Stephen works both in studio and on location.

Stephen’s work resides in private and corporate collections throughout the Clarksville community, Nashville, North Carolina, Alaska, Ireland, Italy and Spain.

Hope to see you on March 2nd 5PM -8 PM at the opening reception.

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