Dani Leventhal came to WSW as in intern in 1986. She talked me into letting her stay beyond her term and build a ceramic studio in the basement, the only bit of floor space not consumed by studio. Then she invented the Chili Bowl Fiesta to raise money to put in some heat and the rest they say is history. Dani went on to study sculpture at the University of Chicago, and got a second MFA in Video from Bard. She was featured as an young artist to watch at a PS1 show and has been exhibiting her video work in the US and Europe. Dani returned in 2008 as part of an NEA Art-in-Ed Book Residency to produce her artists’ book Skim Milk & Soft Wax. Then studio intern and fellow 2012 auction donor Caitlin Wheeler was on hand to help Dani with her printing.
The bidding has begun! Don’t forget to check in with us over the weekend to see how your favorite pieces of art are doing. We have 30 gems donated by WSW artist alumnae that would look fabulous hanging on your walls!
Remember, every bid you place will will drive us closer toward our fundraising goals. By bidding, you’re directly supporting WSW’s artist residencies and youth art-in-education programming.