To cap off a dreary January, perk yourself up with some cheerful hues this Final Friday.

Mary Werner and Brenda Jones at Steckline Gallery

Mary Werner joined Newman University in 2003 as Director of Visual Arts, where she has been building a vital program by employing her wisdom, charm and dedication to her work. Her colorful paintings combine animated dresses, floral and plant patterns and journal entries. For this show, Mary is joined by fabric artist Brenda Jones, who often sews dresses and aprons from maps and other found materials. Shown together, their works will transport you to a warmer place and most likely stir fond memories of your mother or grandmother.

Steckline Gallery
De Mattias Fine Arts Center, Newman University
3100 McCormick Avenue
5–7 p.m.