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Close-up and Personal Live Portrait Sitting at Wallingford Branch Library Mar 22

March 12th, 2015 by master

Bring Your Sketchbook, Questions for the Artist or Just Your Curiosity to ‘ECHOES OF A LIFETIME’: A LIVE PORTRAIT SITTING  by Artist Savvy Dani MARCH 22

Dani will paint a portrait of a live model from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 22 at the Wallingford Branch

Free and open to the public, Artist Dani will kick off the event with a talk about portrait painting that will include tips and tricks for beginning artists.

Once the portraiture begins, attendees are invited to drop in and talk to Dani and the model, bring their sketchbooks to sketch a portrait alongside the artist, or just watch the painting develop from start to finish.

A local senior from the Wallingford Community Center will be modeling for the portrait. Additional artwork by Dani will be on display around the library branch. When the portrait is finished, Dani will open up the floor for a Q&A session.

In July, the Wallingford Community Senior Center will host an exhibit of Dani’s work that will include the portrait painted at this program.

Dani is a classically-trained draughtsman, painter and visual artist based in Seattle, Washington. She uses traditional drawing and painting materials to unearth beauty in the world around her. Dani has been painting and listening to the stories of older residents for a project titled “Echoes of a Lifetime,” as an off-shoot of her larger “Face on the Wall” series.

This event is presented in partnership with the Wallingford Community Senior Center and is made possible by funding from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture.

For more information, call the branch at 206-684-4088 or Ask a Librarian.

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