Friday Jul 10 2009
Local artist celebrates first show
By: Susan Belknap Press Tribune editor
The 3rd Saturday Art Walk that takes place in Roseville each month celebrates a plethora of work from local artists. One such artist is Roseville resident Doris D’Alo, who in addition to making her debut on the tour, is also celebrating her 81st birthday this month. Her daughter, Maria Kader, and son Frederick have been working together for months getting all of their mother’s art-work ready for the show as a celebration of life for their mother. “Mom has always enjoyed art as a form of expression to recognize beauty,” Maria said. “Her themes have included flowers, travel and places of significance. This is her legacy.” According to her daughter, Doris was always one to incorporate her domestic skills such as sewing draperies into her artwork. In addition to painting with oils, photography, chalk and acrylics Doris also created quilts and works of crocheting and tatting. Both Maria and Frederick remember their mother as one with a scientific and mathemati-cal mind who always had influence in the family in the fields of mechanical engineering, accounting, education, nursing and financial planning. Although Doris is now dealing with symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and has not painted for several years, her children said they are appreciative of all the work she has created through the years and will have on display during the Art Walk. “It’s time to validate her efforts with this exhibition,” Frederick said. Doris’s work can be viewed at the 404 Gallery at 404 Vernon St. July 18 and Sept. 18 at the Downtown Library.