Mixing rich, thin layers
of light and dark acrylic pigments with broad, energetic brushstrokes
and vibrant colors, artist Danny Broadway exudes his talents by creating
pieces that speak to a viewer’s soul. As ancestral memories flood
his mind and senses with the sounds, smells, sentiments, sensations,
and actions of various eras, Broadway contemplatively depicts serene
scenes that entice viewers to gaze often upon history in the present.
Though Broadway has a quiet disposition, his art speaks volumes.
His creations span
several media types reflecting an artist that is always in motion and
striving to reach new heights with his talent. Even as a youngster,
Broadway connected with his inherent calling as an artist and has heartfelt
memories of creating art. From then until today, Broadway has constantly
sought new ways to evolve as an artist. His focus and passion has been
evidenced by his dedication to his craft since high school when a dedicated
instructor, recognizing Broadway’s diligence and desire, took
Broadway under her wing.
yet freely expressed, creativity led him to a degree in Fine Arts from
the University of Memphis. There, the University chose to commission
his paintings as a major feature of the University’s Black History
Month posters for two consecutive years. Danny’s dedication to
the community is evinced in the numerous paintings and art workshop
sessions he donates locally and nationally. Often utilizing his artistic
talents to rally support for charitable organizations such as The Memphis
Child Advocacy Center, The American Liver Foundation, SOCKS, The American
Heart Association, The March of Dimes, Friends for Life, and Big Brothers
and Big Sisters of Memphis. Broadway currently serves as Artist in Residence
at St. Georges Independent School where he provides budding artists
with the same inspiration he discovered through disciplined creativity.
Gallery 444 is proud to bring Danny’s work west of the Mississippi
for his first California exhibition in 2012.
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