Bert Seabourn - I Want My DinnerThe fourth annual Small Works Show at the Depot Gallery, 200 S Jones, Norman, will open with a reception and Art Chat in conjunction with the 2nd Friday Art Walk on November 14 from 6 to 9 pm.   Delicious, complimentary refreshments will be provided by Lohman’s Good Things.  

Five artists will participate in Small Works Show IV, which will run through December 2014.  Rick Fry, Almira Grammer, Brad Price, Bert Seabourn, and John Seward will each have several works included in the exhibit.  Artists will demonstrate and chat with visitors throughout the opening reception.  The drawings and paintings completed during that evening will also be for sale.   

Former Depot Executive Director and long time Norman artist Rick Fry is experiencing great success with his abstract paintings, a new direction for him, with a focus on color and color design.  He will be exhibiting his new  work, which has been featured in shows throughout the region.

Norman artist Almira Grammer tries to reveal the essence of her subject, whether a landscape, barn or other vintage subject, through rich color and the elimination of details. The fluid properties of acrylics enable Grammer to paint layer upon layer of transparent color to achieve the luminous effect that she wants.  

Norman impressionist Brad Price has a style emphasizing contrast and bold complementary color with bold brush strokes directional in nature.  The landscape is his central focus. Brad is represented by galleries in Santa Fe, Taos and New Madrid, New Mexico as well as in Oklahoma. 

Bert Seabourn, internationally acclaimed Oklahoma City expressionist painter and printmaker, has experimented extensively with graphic media, gouache, watercolor, acrylics and oils for over fifty years. “My art is like the Oklahoma winds...ever changing, growing and finding new directions.” Seabourn says.

Oklahoma City native John Seward, has contributed to the appreciation, sharing, and support of the arts for his whole life, but it was not until he retired that his interest in painting and photography could be pursued with a full time commitment.  He has exhibited major bodies of work in exhibitions in Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, Lawton, Ardmore, and Norman.  His photographs will be a part of Small Works IV.

“The Gallery Committee has selected five outstanding Norman and regional artists for Small Works Show IV” says Executive Director Shari Ransley Jackson, “providing visitors to The Depot Gallery the opportunity to find an original work of art perfect for their own home or for gift giving.”  

Depot Gallery hours are 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday and by appointment.  For information about programs at The Depot phone 405-307-9320.   Exhibits and events are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and by generous individual donors.