Profile: Daphna Russell

she is truly a “working artist” – creating, curating, exhibiting, and chronicaling art

Story by by Kathryn R. Burke
All photos courtesy of the artist
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Demonstrating in her studio.

[Cedaredge, Colorado, 2014]  FOR DAPHNA RUSSELL, art has been a lifelong passion. Her earliest memories are of creative expression. Her education strengthened that love. With degrees from College of William and Mary, Colorado College (B.A. Art History & Sculpture) North Texas State University, and selected Studies at Sarasota Arts Center, Sarasota FL & Meridiana International School of Ceramics, andCertaldo, Italy, Daphna is well prepared not only to create art, but to teach it. (She conducts workshops at her studio in Cedaredge and teaches classes at the Creamery Arts Center in Hotchkiss.

‘At the Ready’ Raku 12.5″h x 11.5″ x 5
‘Here I Am’ Raku 11.5″h x 15.5″ x 5.5″
Russell-Great Expectations
‘Great Expectations’ Bronze 14″h x 8″ x 8″

Working in bronze, stoneware, and ceramics, Daphan’s sculpture depicts her own unique view of the world. Anyone who has seen one of her bronze or ceramic nimals can recognize them immediately: they are fluid . . . and fun!  She is also renown for her ceramic “angels” part of her liturgical art series.

A prolific artist, her work is presently shown in galleries throughout the west and in Florida. She is also displayed in numerous public installations throughout the United States.

Her work doesn’t stop with hands-on creative expression. She  curates too. Her biography includes: Acting Curator of Education – John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art. Curator of Educational Services; Wichita Art Museum; Curator of Community Services, Dayton Art Institute.; Consultant: E.B. Crocker Gallery. She helps prepare exhibitions and installations, has acted as a juror of exhibitions, and as ae writer, has written articles about artists and art exhibitions.

Daphna Russell is truly a “working” artist.

Ann Darling Studio, Sarasota, Florida
Apple Shed Gallery, Cedaredge, Colorado
Around the Corner Gallery, Montrose, Colorado
reamery Arts Center, Hotchkiss, Colorado
Denver Art Gallery, Denver, Colorado
Deselms Fine Art, Cheyenne, Wyoming
Old Pueblo Art Gallery, Tucson, Arizona

Public Installations in cities for periods of a year
Bemidji, Minneaosota
Delta, Colorado,
Montrose, Colorado
Grand Junction, Colorado
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Additional Exhibitions
Sedona Sculpture Walk, Sedona Arizona
The Loveland Sculpture Invitational, Loveland Colorado
An Abstract Expression, Quick Draw Benifit, University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie Wyoming