Small Gallery ShowSmall Works Show IV at the Depot Gallery, 200 S. Jones, Norman, continues with a reception and Art Chat in conjunction with the December 12 2nd Friday Art Walk from 6 to 9 pm.  Adding to the festivities from 7 to 8 pm will be the first annual Cimarron Opera Holiday Sing-Along.  Cimarron singers will perform selected holiday favorites and lead a spirited sing along of beloved songs of the season. Artists Rick Fry, Almira Grammer, Brad Price, Bert Seabourn, and John Seward will be present to chat with visitors during the evening.    

Shari Ransley Jackson, Executive Director of both organizations, invites all to join us for an artful evening with Cimarron Opera at The Depot, artists to chat with, original art to purchase and take home for yourself or for holiday giving, and light refreshments.   

Visual artists participating include long time Norman artist Rick Fry who is experiencing great success with his abstract paintings, a new direction for him, with a focus on color and color design.

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.

Small Works Show IV continues through December 30.  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.