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Creative Mixer & Artist Opening Reception: Daniel Strawn
October 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Come join us in the Sculpture Garden at the SteamPlant for the opening show of works from artist, Daniel Strawn.
The reception will be held outdoors and a limited number of guest will be allowed in the gallery at one time for viewing.
This month’s Creative Mixer will also take place during the opening reception. Salida Council for the Arts hosts the Creative Mixer, artists working in all genres are encouraged to attend and meet like-minded people, to share influences and news, to soak up fresh ideas, and to be inspired by the energy that makes Salida a center of support and expression.
Check out current and future exhibits at: https://paquettegalleryarts.square.site/
About the Artist
Having grown up in an artists’ family — father Mel Strawn and mother B Strawn of Salida — Daniel was always influenced and educated in modern art and history. He attended the University of Denver art school and got placed into as many studio classes as possible in drawing, painting, sculpture and lithography.
Strawn also pursued a career in antique restoration, which led to founding a furniture design company and working with notable architect Cab Childress. Those experiences led to 20 years of designing and making original furniture for the University of Denver as well as many private homes and public projects, including several unique, art furniture pieces.
The last few years has seen a cascade of drawings which became a meditation practice and a way of flow: drawing from the inside out, images appearing on paper without thinking, a spontaneous pencil dance and other media combined. These drawings number in the hundreds and has led to some paintings. Overall, Daniel is a dynamic force that embodies what he calls CPA, or creative process activation, which is the basis for a book that is currently in the works. The healing power of making art is lived by Daniel in dealing with serious health challenges. The art and meditation practices have been the core of his recovery program.