Durham College art instructor’s unique project invites the community to take part

Durham College

from The Oshawa Express:

A single person’s life is filled with countless stories. Some of them happy, some of them sad, some exciting and other times tragic; for one local artist, those stories can be the gateway to something bigger, and she’s looking to channel that idea into her latest project.

Dani Crosby, an Oshawa native and Durham College art instructor, wants residents to share their stories so she can turn them into portraits. And those stories can be about anything at all.

“There’s literally no wrong way to respond to my project, which is the good part,” Crosby says. “I love and really appreciate all the stories people tell me on a daily basis and I learn from them, it helps me grow, but I feel like if it stops there, I almost lose those stories. So the idea of taking those stories that force you to challenge your perspectives and acknowledge other people’s lives and the details there and putting it into art, sort of preserves it and also makes those stories accessible to other people.”

While an abstract idea, it is grounded in a real simple concept for Crosby of creating art that invites the community to be a part of it.

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