Thursday, July 18, 2024

Artist Diane Charyk Norris’ travels led to her show, “Glacier,” open through May 21 at the Sacramento Street Gallery in Cambridge’s Agassiz neighborhood.

As the Antarctic melts, raising fears of climate change along with water levels, and volcanoes erupt from in Iceland, disrupting travel, lives and economies around the world, “Glacier,” works by Diane Charyk Norris, opens at the Sacramento Street Gallery.

Architect and Baldwin and Haggerty parent Norris works in inks, charcoal, watercolor, oil, acrylics and photography to portray what she saw “on a recent visit to natural places of extraordinary power, beauty and timelessness … caught in a state of unexpected change and fragility,” she said. It continues a theme of her solo show of paintings last year at the Paul Dietrich Gallery at the C7A firm, “Moments of Water.”

“I am drawn to the immediate abstraction of line and space, multiple layers of seeing, enormous changes in scale and the suggested meaning that this environment offers,” she said.

Although the show opened Monday, to run through May 21, there will be a free artist’s reception Saturday at the gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. in conjunction with Cambridge Open Studios.

Norris shares a waterfront planning and design and residential architectural practice with her husband, Norris & Norris Associates. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting and a master’s in architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as continued education at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in. Her children, she said, are enthusiastic participants of the Agassiz Baldwin Community programs.

The Sacramento Street Gallery is at 20 Sacramento St., Cambridge. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entry is free. For information, call (617) 349-6287 or go to