Artist Dana Donaty is utilizing Studio 14 for a mural restoration project brought to her by the Delray Camera Shop. Panels from the mural will be painted and restored at Arts Warehouse before heading to their new location. As part of the residency exchange program, Dana will be hosting various workshops during her time here.
Ways to get involved:
Open Studio Hours: Stop into studio 14 to visit with Dana, watch her work, ask questions, etc.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 10am – 4pm
Exploring the Artist’s Process (Ages 9 – 12) | August 21st, 10am – 12:30pm Click Here
Exploring the Artist’s Process | August 28th, 11am – 3pm Click Here
Artist Bio: As a Colombian-American raised in New Jersey, Dana holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing from Moore College of Art & Design in Philadelphia, PA. After living in London, England for twelve years she relocated in 2006 to Florida, where she now lives and works.
Her work explores the tensions between two worlds within the traditional American nuclear family, that of childhood and becoming a grown-up. With a cultural identity forged by family and friends gathering around television variety shows and news programs, Dana recontextualizes memories as content and medium into a new vocabulary to explore the self. Her intense color palette directly relates to the influence color tv had by making the audience feel like they were more ‘there’ and a part of her world. Color TV triggers imagination, raises curiosity and gathers millions around common themes. The collective experience of television and cartoons she explores summons the viewer to self-identify, creating a personal experience.