Real & Imagined
June 3 – July 23, 2017
Reception: Saturday, June 3 from 4 – 6 pm
Diana Werts is one of those artists who sees the hidden complexity and grandeur of the prairie. A native Kansan who studied art at Emporia State University, her oils, acrylics, collages, prints and pastels have been featured in regional and national shows over the last 25 years. While she credits the “grasses, big sky and distant vistas” of the prairie for much of her inspiration, her primary obsession has been native plants. Her latest monotypes and collages move even deeper into abstraction. The resulting images are less about individual plants and more about the natural laws and processes that have brought them, through countless adaptations, into their present form.