Symphony of Colors: Art du Jour’s June Gallery Salon
For Art du Jour in Medford, June brings a bouquet of artwork from local artists in the Rogue Valley—and what they are calling a “symphony of colors.” A handful of local artists are displaying their colorful paintings during June, with a particular spotlight on Sheri Dinardi’s oil paintings, and a Third Friday reception to honor her. This is the first time her artwork has been displayed at an Art du Jour gallery.
“Painting for me is an expression of life,” Dinardi says in the bio on her website. “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.”
The painting “Ribbons in My Hair” displays a young woman tying her long, curly blonde hair in a blue ribbon while sunlight glows behind her. This luminance warms many of Dinardi’s paintings, providing a soft texture that is both serene and vivid.
In fitting with June’s theme, Dinardi explains, “I paint with a full spectrum of colors in most value and intensity ranges.” Much of the artwork on display was painted last summer.
“An artist orchestrates which elements in a painting to enhance or lose to draw attention to the focal point and create emotion,” she says. “For as long as I can remember, I have been compelled to draw or paint people, especially women and children. The beauty of the creation all around us also inspires me with its moods and lights in various time of the day and seasons of the beautiful landscapes that surround us in Southern Oregon.”
During gallery openings, Art du Jour acquires about two dozen artists who display their work in the salon. Other artists include in June include Phyllis Gustafson, who paints landscapes in pastels and oils; Roy Musitelli, whose illustrates in Prismacolor and photographs landscapes; and Judy Hebler, who uses watercolor to paint children and birds. All told, a bustling of color.
While Dinardi’s artwork will be featured in both June and July, July’s will be “Summertime USA.”
“These Third Friday meet-the-artist events are always a lot of fun and are well-attended by the public and by many of the gallery’s artists,” says Susie Lee, Marketing Director for Art du Jour.
Art du Jour Gallery Salon
10 am – 4 pm, Tues – Sat
Live music every third Friday, 5 – 8 pm
213 E Main St, Medford