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Senior center displays Daphna Russell's works

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DCI file photo Daphna Russell is well known for her sculptures in clay, wood, stone and paper.

The Delta Senior Center is honored to display works of art by Daphna Russell in the dining hall located at 247 Meeker Street.

A well-known artist and teacher, Daphna Russell lives in Cedaredge. She is best known for her sculpture in clay, wood, stone and paper. The exhibit at the Delta Senior Center features her work with cast paper and a variety of subject matter including canna lilies, angels and animals.

Russell received her bachelor's degree in art history and sculpture from Colorado College, her master's and teaching credentials from Texas universities and attended special studies at the Sarasota (Fla.) Arts Center and Meridiana International School of Ceramics in Certaldo, Italy. She brought an extensive professional background in the arts to the area. She served as the curator of education at the John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, the curator of educational services, Wichita Art Museum, the curator of community services, Dayton Art Institute and a consultant for the E.B. Crocker Gallery. She serves this area to an extraordinary degree with her teaching, writing, exhibitions, lectures, critiques, and demonstration workshops. She serves as a mentor to young artists and to artists new to the community. She is a treasured member of our Western Slope communities.

The senior center is open from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Thrift Shop in the center is open from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Lunch is served at noon in the hall. Donation for lunch is $3 for those 60 years old and older. All are welcome and encouraged to view this impressive display of Daphna Russell's work.

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