Dona Laurita has worked as a photographer and personal historian in Boulder County for over twenty-five years bringing her artistic vision to thousands of life’s rites of passage from births to deaths and everything in between.
Dona has collaborated with the Boulder Sister Cities Project involving Lhasa, Tibet and Jalapa, Nicaragua, furthering the understanding of life, beyond language and cultural barriers, through visual art. She was also retained by Naropa University as the exclusive photographer documenting the visit of the Dalai Lama in 1997.
Over the past twenty years, drawing from her photographic and creative writing background, Dona has facilitated experiential learning programs as an artist-in-residence in many schools and institutions throughout the state of Colorado, including Children’s Hospital, the Denver District Attorney’s Office Restitution Project, and the Migrant Workers’ Program, in collaboration with organizations such as Think 360 Arts, Young Audiences, the Mizel Museum, Eco Arts Connections, and the One Action 2016: Arts + Immigration Project.
Dona has received numerous local and national grants to further her work enriching impoverished and disenfranchised young lives, by creating curriculum which empowers them in their own paths to personal artistic expression. Her workshops expose students to a multitude of media and creative experiences, and facilitate the expression of their impressions, intuition, and imagination through visual, written and auditory media.
Dona Laurita Gallery in the Marketplace Building in Old Town Louisville, Colorado, showcases the visual art, film and music of some of the best, most creative and adventurous working artists of the rich and blossoming art scene in Boulder County and the Metro Denver area.