Dani Fisher was born in Reading, Pennsylvania from a creative family. Her accomplishments in art, music, and performance have always gained praise from her connected communities and beyond, since an early age.
With a BS in Art Education from Kutztown University, Dani chose to spend her first years after graduation immersed in communities that needed art more as healing than a grade. She spent several years as a crisis counselor for teens, and working in inner city schools. She always used art as common ground.
“Since the times of cavemen, we have been painting on walls to tell the next people that come along what we were doing, where we got our food, what the weather was like, and what we believed. One of the saddest things I have ever heard is when a person says, ‘ Oh, I’m not an artist,’ or ‘I have zero creativity’. It’s even worse when they say it about someone else in their family. We are all artists, and we all have strengths and weaknesses in our ways of creating. Weather you are an accountant, an actor, a chef, a painter, a teacher, or a port-a-potty cleaner, you have art within you and as my grandfather always told me, a hidden talent is a wasted one.”
Clayote Gallery and Studio was a community gallery, studio, and also had yoga, bellydancing, open mics, live music, and Dani’s famous “Wheel n Wines”, where folks came from states away to participate in the one day, affordable, funfilled pottery wheel workshops. Dani appreciated clay as a way to heal the world and herself, and also communicate her feelings, messages and storytelling gifts to the world.
After several years of spending time in both Pennsylvania and Arizona, Dani Fisher now resides in the high desert of Chino Valley, AZ, with her husband, co-artist, and bandmate, Christopher J. Fisher, her actor son Benjamin, and her sports-minded son, Nathan. The family spends a good portion of time farming organic produce, hiking, riding horses, and manifesting their dreams.
Christopher and Dani perform in their band, as well in The High Desert Goatheads with Dale Long Sr., bassist, and Phillip Waddell, percussion.
In the visual art aspect, Dani has received several accolades as an illustrator, painter and sculptor.
You can currently find Dani Fisher art exhibits, events, and community collaborations at Dani Fisher. Gallery. Keep an Eye out for Dani’s collaboration’s on The Mile High Artist’s League page. She is also the Yavapai County Fair’s Superintendent of Fine Arts, Entertainment, Social Media and Advertising. Last but not least, check out MILEHIGHSHOW.COM, where Dani hosts an arts podcast and interviews creative folks all around the Tri City area of AZ