Donna Romano, S-2 | Harwood Art Center

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  • Printing in progress, it's a messy business.

  • Set up for Open Studio Night 2012.

  • Napkins ready for use - hand screen printed and serged edges.

Donna Romano, S-2

Harwood Studio Artist since: 2012
Professionally I've worked in Design and Branding for over 20 years. Most of my work is done on a computer now, but I have always loved the classic (considered old-fashioned now) graphic design mediums  - letterpress printing, vintage lettering, screen and block printing, etc. I really love the inconsistencies and unpredictable imperfections of those hands-on mediums. About a year ago I decided to rent a studio at the Harwood and learn how to screenprint. It's been a great outlet for me to experiment freely.

What Does the Harwood Mean to You?

My studio at the Harwood is my own personal space to experiment, to get away from the chaos of daily life, relax and be completely self-indulgent. There is a very welcoming feeling here, and I am constantly inspired by the amazing creativity and talent all around me.

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Former Director of Harwood

When I started the building was primarily a studio center for artists with very little public programming. The only staff members were the Building Manager Marshall Kovitz and me, and we were both part-time. I worked to expand the reach of Harwood through lots more exhibitions, classes and events, and the Harwood Summer Arts Camp. I focused on community involvement and marketing, which transformed Harwood from a mostly quiet studio center into a public venue that was always buzzing with activity.

I am grateful to the Harwood for launching my career in arts administration over 20 years ago and for serving as the umbrella for 516 ARTS in our first year.

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