July 15th Third Friday at Art du Jour Gallery: 

Gala Reception for Special Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi, plus “Summertime USA” Theme Artworks by Art du Jour Artists 

Art du Jour Gallery is proud to display 28 stunningly beautiful paintings by Shari Dinardi during July.  The artist will be with us to meet our gallery visitors during Third Friday Art Walk on July 15th, from 5 to 8 p.m.  Our reception will also feature food, wine, and live music.

Sheri Dinardi
Sheri Dinardi
Special guest artist Sheri Dinardi is an extraordinary artist whose works in oils have brought her national acclaim and many awards.  Her sunlit portraits of lovely young women and little girls in garden bowers and flowered woodlands soar far beyond ordinary portraiture into a breathtaking realm all their own.  Her portraits evoke a gentle, nostalgic feeling of life centuries ago when you might encounter a peasant girl in a meadow, gathering flowers in her apron.  Don’t miss out on THIS exhibit! Visit Art du Jour Gallery’s Salon before the end of July and let yourself be beguiled.

Sheri Dinardi lives in Jacksonville.  “Painting for me is an expression of life,” Sheri says.  “Simple everyday beauty surrounds us.  From the sunrise, quietly shimmering light in the trees and shadows long across the field to the sunset light show of color across the clouds…. I am moved by these glimpses of timeless beauty.”

Sheri began studying oil portrait painting with Richard McKinley in 1985.  “When working from life you see the nuances of light and shade, warm and cool as the light falls over the subject.”  Her subjects are young women and girls in landscape settings as well as portraits.  “As primarily a painter of people, I enjoy the unique privilege of standing before a beautiful living human being. The beauty of the colors of light on the skin, warm and cool tones alternating around the form is something that doesn’t show up with such nuance and subtlety in a mere photo. Beyond the imagery is the personhood of the model that seems to emanate into the room. How do I capture it all with mere paint on a blank canvas?  There is our challenge… to communicate life experience and beauty to our viewers.”

Sheri concludes, “As an artist I desire to paint images that bring joy, inspiration and a sense of hope to the viewer.  Most importantly, I hope to express the beauty of creation in such a way as to honor our Creator who gives us life and breath, and Who inspires me every day with His amazing masterpieces.”

Our July Feature Wall display theme is “Summertime USA.”  Participating Art du Jour artists are Millie Clarke, Phyllis Gustafson, Ruth Heath, Mary Jo Heath, Judy Hubler, Marianne Nielsen, Penny Simmons, Dick Woods, Marilyn Zupan, Roy Musitelli, John Lambie, Connie Fribance and more.

Join us at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, July 15, 5 – 8 p.m., to meet special guest artist Sheri Dinardi and many of our Art du Jour artists.  Our artist’s reception will feature live music, appetizers, wine and cider.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

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