Daniel Kanow is the Telluride Mountain School Upper School Art Department Head. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA and Westlake Vlg. CA. Daniel earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from UC Santa Cruz and his K-12 Art Teaching Credential from Humboldt State University in CA. He has lived in Telluride since 1997 and is happily married with his two daughters, Ayla and Shai Ann. He is a current candidate for his Masters in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco CA. After receiving his BFA, he apprenticed in sculpture with Ted Egri in Taos, New Mexico and has also studied painting and drawing intensively with Robert Weatherford and other guest professors through the Telluride Painting School. Daniel taught Art at a small independent school in Whale Gulch CA after his sculpture apprenticeship and was one of the original staff, teaching Art, at the Telluride Mountain School when it was located at the current Boot Doctors in Mountain Village. Daniel has enthusiastically taught and studied art since working at the Mountain School, with the Ah Haa School, the Telluride Public School, the Youth Link, and for the No Barriers Summit and the Wounded Warriors program. His public art is featured in the two murals at the San Sophia Gondola Station, in the Bicycle Tunnel, and he was part of the Cool Sculpt competitions in Mountain Village. He is an advocate for arts education and excited to bring a high energy painting, drawing and sculpture program to the Telluride Mountain School Upper School and International Baccalaureate Program. He exhibits his own artwork regularly, and he is either painting, travelling the world with his family, or running other entrepreneurial businesses.