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Sarasota News Leader March 22, 2013 Page 89 DIDDAMS��� WORK ON DISPLAY AT UU GALLERY Through May 2, the Unitarian Universalist Church Gallery, located at 3975 Fruitville Road in Sarasota, is presenting an exhibit titled, Bob���s Boathouse and Other Wonders: Digital Photographs by Donald Diddams. Before moving to Sarasota, Diddams spent most of his life in the upper Midwest, a news release says. He moved to the Caribbean in 1999, ���where the colors, light, culture and lifestyle inspired him,��� the release adds. ���Shifting perceptions is the common thread running through all his images,��� he notes in the release. ���With each original photograph he alters the literal material with digital brushes and other imaging tools, mixing in color, texture and abstract elements,��� the release continues. ���At times the literal subject disappears entirely. White Birds by Donald Diddams. Contributed The originals are chosen for their subject matphoto ter, for color and composition, or for a juxtaposition of elements that tells a story or raises ed inks and substrates available,��� the release a question,��� the release adds. points out. He creates limited edition prints of the result- The Unitarian Universalist of Sarasota and its ing images, using ���the finest archival pigment- members have a rich history of support and involvement in the arts, the release adds. The complex was designed by Tolyn Twitchell, a member of the Sarasota School of Architecture; its stained glass windows were created by Syd Soloman; the chancellery sculpture is by Walt Billings; and the mandallas in the sanctuary were created by Dick Oxley, a former Ringling Art School instructor. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and Sundays after services. Bob���s Boathouse by Donald Diddams. Contributed photo For more information, call 371-4974 or email

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