Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Danny Hauben Recognized by Americans for the Arts


Danny Hauben's work of faceted glass panels depicting Bronx street scenes at the Freeman Street 2 & 5 elevated train station in the Bronx has been selected as one of the exemplary works of public art in 2007 at the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network. The selection was announced at the PAN conference last month. The work was commissioned by New York City's Metropolitan Transit Authority's (MTA) ARTS FOR TRANSIT program. Since 2001, Americans for the Arts Public Art Network's Year in Review has annually recognized 40 exemplary works of public art.

An acclaimed plein air painter and longtime VCCA Fellow, Danny will lead a painting workshop this September at the VCCA's French outpost, the Moulin à Nef studio center, in the village Auvillar. The workshop is being offered in partnership with the Beverley Street Studio School.

Born and raised in the Bronx, Danny is acclaimed as the borough's most versatile and prolific painter. Working in both oil paint and chalk pastel, he has spent 25 years capturing the life of the Bronx on canvas orpaper, setting up his easel en plein air on street corners and overpasses, under elevated subway trains or in playgrounds.

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