Gould Library Events

Feb 23

The Shiny Penny: Distracted Works by Danny Saathoff

An exhibition of work by Instructor in Art Danny Saathoff.

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

This event takes place each day from January 19th, 2021 to March 15th, 2021.

This event occurs on:



As both an artist and an educator, I often find myself distracted by new processes and avenues of exploration. This leads me down the rabbit holes of internet research, followed by hours of experimentation. Some experiments succeed while others do not.

My main areas of artistic expression are contemporary jewelry design and sculpture. My curiosity, however, has led me to the fabrication of items such as kitchen utensils and light fixtures, as well as watercolor/pen and ink drawing.

Of course, these distractions fall within the realm of a broad artistic practice, but they have also led to wonderful opportunities for education. I’ll see someone doing something marginally related to my core work, and if I can learn a new skill well enough to pass it along, I find a way to do it.

Drawing is at the heart of any arts practice, and not something I do as much as I’d like. I make time in the summer months to do observational watercolor and pen and ink journaling of landscapes I see during my travels. This is the first time I’ve shown these to the public. At their very core, artists are curious by nature. We should never stop learning or be afraid to fail at something new.

–Danny Saathoff


Learn more about Danny Saathoff's work on his website, and Instagram.


Sponsored by Library. Contact: Zoe Adler