July at Art du Jour Gallery

Don’t Miss Special Guest Artist Sheri Dinardi in Our Salon and “Summertime USA” on Our Theme Wall!

Art du Jour Gallery is proud to display 28 stunningly beautiful paintings by Shari Dinardi.  July is your last opportunity to view this fine artist’s extraordinary work in our Salon.  Dinardi’s 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.  Don’t miss out!  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.

             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-Dinardi-Aspen-SpringSheri 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 will likely be Millie Clarke, Phyllis Gustafson, Ruth Heath, Mary Jo Heath, Yvonne Kitchen, Carol Sharp, Judy Hubler, Sheryl Swift, Ginny Matheson, Marianne Nielsen, Penny Simmons, Dick Woods, Marilyn Zupan, Roy Musitelli, John Lambie, and Connie Fribance.

Join us at Art du Jour Gallery, 213 E. Main Street in Medford, on Friday, June 17, 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 the soothing guitar, keyboard and flute music of Minstrel Streams.  Appetizers, wine and cider will be served.  Regular gallery hours are 10 – 4, Tuesday – Saturday.  For more information, call (541) 770-3190.

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