Poppies in a Vase by Dian ChurchSometimes graphically realistic and sometimes totally abstract, Dian Church always puts emphasis on design and color in her paintings. Her work will be featured in the Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones in Norman, from July 9 through August 30. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with downtown Norman’s 2nd Friday Circuit of Art on July 12 from 6 to 9 pm. There will be an additional reception for the exhibit on Friday, August 9 from 6 to 9 pm.

A working artist for more than 30 years, Church has been painting in both watercolor and acrylic on various surfaces, including clay which she first shapes into various subjects on board. Church will demonstrate and discuss her unique clay on board technique during the opening reception, with several completed examples included in the show.

After recognizing her love for the arts, Church returned to school to perfect her techniques, receiving her art education through TCC, the University of Tulsa, and private workshops. She shares her passion with the public by selling and educating her community about the arts and actively participates
in the burgeoning Tulsa arts scene. She teaches workshops, demonstrates her techniques, and speaks before various community groups. After co-owning a gallery for several years, Church now paints from her Tulsa studio/gallery.

An Oklahoma native, Church creates art that reflects her life experiences and “the beauty of the world” observed in her world travels. Her work graces collections in more than 25 states.

The Depot Gallery is in the beautifully restored 1909 Norman Santa Fe train depot, home of the Performing Arts Studio. Gallery and office hours are 8 am to 2 pm Monday-Friday or by appointment. Gallery exhibitions are made possible, in part, by grants from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the Norman Arts Council. Admission is free.

For further information, phone 405 307-9320.
Church’s work can be viewed at www.dianchurch.com