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Stories Without Words


Pimento Fine Art at Olive PR Solutions, Inc. will feature a complete exhibition of Dani Dodge’s collection titled Stories Without Words. Dodge is a San Diegan who was inspired to paint by her experiences as a war correspondent in Iraq. The works chronicle her attempts to portray the struggles of everyday people through a lens tinted by life-and-death epics. The exhibition will be on display August 12 through September 10 with a special opening reception scheduled for August 12 from 6-9pm. Guests will enjoy catered authentic French crepes with a California twist compliments of California Crepes. Guests are required to RSVP by emailing info@oliveprsolutions.com. (619/955-5285)


Dodge is deeply motivated by her drive to tell the stories of humanity. She worked as a journalist for many years and felt that she had fulfilled her need to tell stories with words. Over time it became clear to her that words were not enough, she needed something more expressive and powerful, and discovered painting. Through the use of layered ink, collage, and paint she tells raw tales of loneliness, joy, pain, and triumph. Dodge ventures beyond objects and objectivity in search of the elusive truth of our individual and collective soul as she paints outside the lines.


Dodge’s experience as a war correspondent in Iraq inspired her to pick up her first paintbrush in 2004. Provoked by the expressiveness that painting allowed her, she studied diligently under more than a dozen artists to acquire as many new skills as possible. To Dodge’s delight, her paintings gained almost instant recognition for their unique perspective. In 2009 alone, she won 15 awards including a Best of Show in the Bonita Museum’s annual fine art exhibit and a People’s Choice Award at the San Diego County Fair. She was a featured artist at the 2010 Mission Federal ArtWalk, San Diego’s biggest art event, and has been honored with an invitation to exhibit a solo show in 2012 at the San Diego Art Institute Museum of the Living Artist. Her work has even been included in international art shows. (www.danidodge.com)


Located in Little Italy, Olive PR Solutions, Inc. works with clients who are ready to make a major impact by generating positive news coverage and opportunities to guide them to branch out, think bigger, and expand their reach. The Pimento is the spicy or sweet pepper at the center of an olive. At Olive PR Solutions, Inc., the spicy center of the office is the incredible art that decorates its walls. Pimento Fine Art features art shows by local artists year round. (www.oliveprsolutions.com)


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