We had the good fortune of connecting with Dani Keaton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Dani, what led you to pursuing a creative path professionally?
As cliché as it sounds, God gave me a very empathic, compassionate, heart and a need to want to help others feel less alone. Being an artist is the only way for me to live. I need to be creative for my soul to be happy. Seeing a change in others, watching them grow as artists and individuals makes me so joyful and gives my life purpose.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As an Arts Education Advocate, I want everyone in the world to know about Art. All forms of it. I believe Art is the expression of our souls and we all deserve a chance to be heard. To share our stories, our voices…
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
My favorite spot is definitely Griffith Park. There’s so much to do and places to explore. The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Yes! I want to dedicate this shoutout to the following people who have helped shape me into the person I am today. I love each and every one of you! Andrew Magarian, John Homa, Arlyn McDonald, Patsy Metzger, Kim Shapira and Natalie Fine.