For Immediate Release
Further information: Contact Joseph Giomboni 
Public Relations Office, (570) 208-5958

Nov. 4, 2015 - Local artist Denise Tomasura will showcase creative works in a variety of mediums, ranging from watercolor to photography, during a free public exhibition, titled “Open Doors,” from Monday, Nov. 9, through Friday, Dec. 18, in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College. 

After a debilitating accident in 2011, Tomasura began painting as a form of therapy. Inspired by the works of luminaries Charles Schultz and Walt Disney, she began painting again after taking art classes as a teenager and currently produces works in oil and watercolor depicting local landscapes. 

“Never give up on what you like most even if it takes you 30 years to get back to it,” Tomasura said. “I want my viewers to see perseverance in my work. When one door closes, another opens. Don't let anything limit your passions.”

Tomasura has began showcasing her work at several local venues, including Wilkes-Barre Third Fridays exhibitions, the North Mountain Art League, Bloomsburg Fair, Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce, and the Wyoming Valley Art League, where she earned second place at the 2013 Fall Juried Exhibition.

Tomasura will discuss her artwork from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, in the Widmann Gallery, Sheehy-Farmer Campus Center, located between North Franklin and North Main streets. The meet-the-artist reception includes a question and answer session.

The exhibition is free and open to the public. Gallery hours: Mon. through Fri., 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., as arranged. The Gallery is closed on national holidays and during scheduled breaks throughout the academic year.  

For more information, contact Michelle Leonard, Widmann Gallery Coordinator, at (570) 208-5900, ext. 5328, or visit the Experiencing the Arts Calendar at

Field of Dreams, oil painting by Denise Tomasura will be one of several creative works on display during a public exhibition, titled “Open Doors,” from Nov. 9-Dec. 18 in the Widmann Gallery at King’s College.