Fleeting Moments Captured
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Macro photography of Daniel Llanes and watercolors by Diane Persha
Inspired by the flowers and their fleeting gifts of color, design and wisdom, captured by the camera, they became a photo exhibit, then a book and now the flowers have inspired the watercolors.
Earth Culture Dancer Daniel Llanes is an Austin based performance artist and arts educator, specializing in dance, music & poetry. A prolific writer, choreographer and composer, his original offerings are produced live in a variety of venues ranging from one man shows and exhibits to ensemble, multi disciplinary productions.
A truly Renaissance Artist, in his 19^th year as a Cultural Contractor with the C.O.A., he not only produces and performs original and innovative performance art work in a variety of professional, community and educational venues, he is also a photographer who has been exhibiting his collection of photos for the past 5 years, and in 2014 he is producing his first photo book entitled “The Flower Book”, macro photography of flowers. And since 2015 has created “Spirit in the Trees”, a program that focuses on turning old growth tree truck into sculpture, and in 2017 has expanded to include cement sculpture.
As a community organizer, Mr. Llanes is the Chair of River Bluff Neighborhood Association and is a member of the Austin Neighborhoods Council Executive Committee. He is a PODERista, an active member of the Raza Roundtable and the Undoing Racism Austin Collective. Mr. Llanes was declared “Activist of the Year” by NOKOA newspaper in 1991, and in 2007 was one of the first in Austin to receive the Cesar Chavez “Si se Puede” Award.
Mr. Llanes is also a practitioner of traditional Aztec folk medicine, Hatha yoga instructer, a father and a community organizer who uses his art to inspire people to appreciate life, one another and to find the fun in life each and every day.