Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Coloring Outside the Lines: Shawn Yancy is Making HerStory

"I don't believe in coloring between the lines,"
Many years ago, when we first met Shawn Yancy, it was by chance that we gained a first glance at some of her early art.  We were in shear awe that our favorite local news personality was one of us: an artist.  The scale of her work was unbelievable in size and complexity and we were instant fans.  Making HerStory is elated to boast that it was our platform on which Shawn made her artistic debut. 

An award winning journalist, Shawn Yancy anchors FOX 5 News at 5 and 10pm. When she's not telling people's stories on the news, she's telling her own stories through her art. Her most recent mixed media collection was shown through the Art Registry for Dress for Success DC. “It was an exploration of techniques and mediums. It evolved into a collaboration of moods and emotions,” says Yancy.

Shawn has been drawing, painting and creating as long as she can remember. She lives in Maryland with her husband and three sons.  This marks her 3rd season supporting Making HerStory.  She is currently planning a new exhibition slated to open in June 2011 at the well known Washington Design Center.  On Sunday March 20, she will join the H6 team by moderating a panel discussion following the screening of "Who Does She Think She Is," at the Center for Green Urbanism; 2pm; Free.


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