The Astor Art Exhibition and Sale features works by Danna Winters
Although her name has changed several times over the years, the late Liverpool artist who was most often known by her maiden name of Danna Winters has always been recognized for her talent, and especially her landscape paintings.
The Astor Theater Society intends to present its artistic legacy until January 7, 2022
Winters died in 2016 and left her paintings to her husband, Gary LaPier. After her death many of her belongings were sold to Colleen Baggs of Liverpool Antiques Buy & Sell. In turn, she entrusted them to the Astor Theater Society.
The Astor Theater Society has offered to exhibit and sell Winters’ works at the Town Hall Arts & Culture Center.
“We are grateful for this gift and delighted to present the works of Danna, in partnership with the Liverpool Firefighters Association,” Jean Robinson-Dexter, Managing Director of the Astor Theater, said in a press release. “Art was obviously an important part of Danna’s life. We are delighted that the community will now have the opportunity to appreciate his paintings, while also supporting the ongoing work of two vital organizations in his home community.
Winters has lived his entire life in Liverpool, the statement said. She was a life member of the Liverpool Legion Mersey Branch and worked with the Sheriff’s Department for the Queens Municipality area. She married twice and was well known by her maiden name, Winters. Over the years, she has signed her paintings like Winters, LaPier or Danna.
His paintings are now exhibited in the gallery on the ground floor of the cultural center. They are also for sale, with the profits to be shared between the Astor Theater Society and the firefighters association.
Sales are tax free and paintings cost less than $ 100. Show hours are 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday to Friday, November 19 to December 19. January 17 and 4-7. The gallery will also be open prior to all live shows and events at the Astor Theater throughout the month of December.
The opening reception of the show and the sale took place on November 24.