"Art of Dana King" exhibit at Dominican through August 26

An exhibit featuring the works of award-winning broadcast journalist and artist Dana King is on display through August 26 in the San Marco Gallery in Alemany Library on the Dominican campus.

 “Working It Out: The Art of Dana King” can be viewed during normal library business hours in the first-floor San Marco Gallery in Alemany Library off Magnolia Avenue. The Opening Reception was held June 5 in the library foyer.

“My works start as an idea. I may embark upon it immediately and enthusiastically or proceed with great thought and caution,” said King in her mission statement. “One thing is certain; each and every creation evolves through much iteration to represent what you see before you. It doesn't matter how long a piece takes -- whether months or years -- it lives with me. It is my constant companion and creates itself while I am both awake and asleep. And the best part of it occurs when I consciously limit myself from putting any intentions on the work while it moves through the process.  I find I have to remind myself to get out of the way as the work unfolds and if and when it is finished, it will let me know.”

King, who received an honorary Doctorate of Laws degree from Dominican President Mary B. Marcy at Commencement in 2013, was a broadcast journalist for 25 years, which included network stints with ABC’s “Good Morning America Sunday” and the “CBS Morning News” and “CBS Evening News.” She joined San Francisco’s CBS-5 KPIX television as news anchor in 1997. In her 15 years at KPIX, King traveled extensively for the station, bringing to her Bay Area viewers reports of struggle, survival, and perseverance from around the world.

During her tenure, KPIX’s late-night newscasts rose to the top of the ratings. In the November 2012 sweep, “CBS 5 Eyewitness News” was the Bay Area’s most-watched 11 p.m. newscast. King left her anchor post in December 2012 to pursue her art career.

King’s art includes works of classical sculpture, charcoal drawing, and oil painting. Her work has been featured at galleries throughout the Bay Area. In 2012, King received the Jan Hart Schuyers Artistic Achievement Award in recognition of her accomplishments as a sculptor.

King is a member of Dominican’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Advisory Board. She also teaches classes at the University as its distinguished journalist in residence.

For more information contact Sandi Chin, director of University Community Exhibitions, at 415-485-2453 or by emailing schin@dominican.edu. For the library’s hours of operation, call 415-257-0118 or visit www.dominican.edu/academics/resources/library.