The third annual Small Works Show continues at the Depot Gallery, 200 S Jones, Norman, with a reception in conjunction with 2nd Friday Circuit of Art from 6 to 9 PM on December 13. Enjoy refreshments, jazzy holiday music by A Shade of Blue, and the work of nine local visual artists. The Small Works Show continues through December.
Small Works participating artists are Carolyn Faseler, Rick Fry, Skip Hill, Don Holladay, Tim Kenney, Brad Price, Bert Seabourn, Corazon Watkins and Betty Wood.
Norman mixed media painter Carolyn Faseler will display impressionistic floral paintings in the Small Works exhibit. Her award winning work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Oklahoma, including the Leslie Powell Gallery, Governor’s Gallery, the Philbrook Museum, and Oklahoma City Museum of Art.
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 is being featured in shows throughout the region.
Skip Hill’s art bursts of international flavor with strains of folk art, jazz, graffiti and East Coast urban motifs in captivating collage works held in collections in the US, the UK, France, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, and the Netherlands.
Don Holladay’s work alternates between figurative painting and nonobjective abstract pieces. He is drawn to the solitary figure, particularly because of his printmaking background. His nonobjective pieces almost all originate off the printing press, and are widely collected. He has exhibited throughout Oklahoma.
Using a palette knife, Norman impressionistic painter Tim Kenney tries “to create the emotional response he feels when rendering the landscape”, expressing himself “in a way that makes the scene come to life in an exciting and colorful way.” He shows his work throughout the country.
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. Price is represented by galleries in Santa Fe and Oklahoma and was the cover artist for the Santa Fe Visitor’s Guide in 2012.
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.
Norman multimedia artist Corazon Watkins, MFA, enjoys creating work that “attracts the viewer’s attention and curiosity,” often using found objects. Her work has been shown and collected extensively in Oklahoma and beyond. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma.
Betty Wood, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma with an MFA in printmaking, has had work exhibited in numerous juried and invitational shows around the country with prints in collections throughout the U.S. and abroad. Wood is an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma.
Depot Gallery hours are 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday and by appointment. For information about the Depot Gallery and other Performing Arts Studio programs, phone 405-307-9320. Exhibits are made possible in part by grants from the Norman Arts Council, the Oklahoma Arts Council, and by individual donors.