Joan Danziger, one of the artists who live and create in Forest Hills, hasn’t missed a beat during the pandemic. Or, should I say, missed a beetle?
Danziger is known for her creature creations – beetles, horses, ravens – constructed from wire and glass. Her studio is teeming with these mythical-looking creatures. Her works have been displayed at The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The National Museum of Women In The Arts and the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. The first time we introduced her to readers in 2012, she was preparing for an exhibit at the AU museum called “Beetle Magic.”
I asked her if she dreams up her sculptures in her sleep. She vigorously answered with a resounding “No, never.” She dreams them up during her waking hours.
Danziger’s otherworldly and intricate sculptures are best viewed up close and in person, and seeing her unfinished works-in-progress is no less fascinating. Those of us who participated in the 2014 and 2016 Forest Hills Connection Art Walks have had both opportunities. We’re getting another chance on Saturday, June 5th. Danziger is hosting an open studio on that day from 1 to 4 p.m.
To attend, please sign up here for a half-hour time slot. To promote physical distancing, no more than ten people can sign up at one time. The address will be sent to you once you have registered. And when you visit, please wear a mask.
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