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Rush album artist Hugh Syme appears at Artwork of Hugh Syme exhibit in Indianapolis this past weekend

Tue, Dec 17, 2019@12:10PM | comments

Early last month, longtime Rush album artist Hugh Syme appeared at Renditions Fine Art, Framing, & Photography in Indianapolis to open up his new art exhibit titled The Artwork of Hugh Syme, which features 12 Rush images and more than 20 non-Rush pieces, and will be on display through February 21st. Syme made an encore appearance at the Exhibit this past weekend, where he mingled with fans and signed copies of his Art of Rush book as described in this article from CBS 4 in Indianapolis:

Art lovers and fans of classic rock band Rush formed a line that nearly stretched out the door to meet visual artist Hugh Syme on Saturday night. Ron Wise, owner of Renditions Fine Art Gallery was thrilled with the turnout as fans from as far away as Colorado came to view Syme's artwork and have his Art of Rush book signed. "It's so cool to see Rush and Hugh Syme fans turn out to admire his work and to meet the artist himself. One guy flew in from Denver just for the event!" said Wise. ... Die-hard fans were thrilled as Syme was more than happy to talk at length and sign pretty much anything that was asked of him, including albums and posters. Carmel resident Scott Patterson has been a Rush fan since 1985, and showed up to get his cherished Rush vinyl album jackets signed by the artist in-person. "Hugh graciously signed my Moving Pictures and 2112 album covers - fantastic works of art. Rush always had awesome shows visually and so much of Hugh's work played a prominent role during the concerts." Patterson's friend Brad Melchi, also of Carmel, said he's been a follower of the band since 1983's Grace Under Pressure album and nabbed two copies of Art of Rush. "One of the books is for my brother, who is also a big Rush fan. I was at the gallery opening in early November when Hugh was there and it was fantastic. When I heard that Hugh was coming back I had to be there." ...

Syme conducted a couple of local interviews in the lead-up to his Saturday signing appearance - one with Fox 59 and another with Wish TV (watch below). In coordination with the exhibit, Rush has also opened up an online Art of Rush Gallery store where fans can purchase beautiful framed fine art prints featuring Syme's Rush album art. You can check out all the framed prints and make a purchase at artofrush.shop.musictoday.comstore.

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