Local Spotlight – Dan Billen

Dan Billen, a senior at Washburn University and co-worker of mine at jhP, is showing his Senior Art Exhibit at the Art Building on Washburn’s campus until Friday, December 14. If you have any way to make it there, I highly encourage it!
Dan’s show is very unique, and uncommonly cohesive for a student. His artwork is bold and humorous, yet heart warming at the same time.
The main feature of the show, is Dan’s series of eight 4′ by 4′ mixed media collages. Each collage features a portrait of a patient he worked with during his year at The Institution. These larger-than-life portraits are simple in overall composition, yet complex with various shapes of papers and their colors and textures. The juxtaposition Dan created brought each character to life and gave it personality.
Click here to see Dan at work making one of his collages. There was also some coverage WIBW TV coverage and the newspaper article in the Capital-Journal.

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