UU Gallery Features Saron’s Pastels

“Trees in Fog” by Dianne Saron

The Unitarian Universalist Gallery in Ephraim will feature artwork by Dianne Saron in a show titled “Capturing the Beauty of Landscapes in Pastel.” An opening reception will take place Jan. 6 from 4 – 6 pm. Visitors are welcome. The exhibit will continue through February.

Saron moved to Door County in 2001. She had worked primarily in black and white portraiture. In retirement she then found time for her passion to portray the beauty all around her.

“The breathtaking winter sunsets that seem to be on fire, or the light as it reflects on water and rocks, just beg to be painted,” she said. Soon after moving to Door County, while attending classes taught by Mary Bosman, Saron discovered a new love for pastels. She also credits several of the art teachers at the Peninsula School of Art for her introduction to pastels.

Her painting “Sunrise at the Sunset Resort on Washington Island,” which received honorable mention at the Fairfield Art Museum, will be shown. Other paintings to be shown have been in other invitational, juried shows. Currently her paintings are on display at the Miller Art Museum in Sturgeon Bay and the Paint Box Gallery in Ephraim.

Saron is co-chair of the Guenzel Gallery at the Peninsula School of Art and is the program chairman for the Door County Art League.

The UU Gallery, located at 10341 Highway 42 in Ephraim, is open Sunday from 11 am – 12:30 pm, and Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1 – 3 pm. For more information visit