Painting the Gallery Red! Immerse Yourself in Color

See the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery like you’ve never seen it before, covered in red. Cue the colorful conversations for Red: Discover the Power of Color, which opens October 4. Stop in to share your response to the color red.

bullPaintings, ceramics, textiles, books as art and prints help you discover the power of red. As you walk through the exhibit, themes emerge that allow you to reflect on this color. Love, good luck, prestige, anger and war are represented in both contemporary and traditional artwork from the permanent collection.

“Color plays a huge role in our everyday lives, but we might not be consciously aware of it,” said Zan Popp, Sabatini Gallery’s curator.  “We hope to spark a dialogue with the community about how color is perceived. The exhibit explores the diverse meanings and emotional ties we have to the color.”

Various pieces of art on display illustrate how one color can have conflicting meanings and symbols. For example, red is a symbol of good luck and longevity in Asia, so many brides there wear red on their wedding day. Red is also the international color for danger and “stop.”

Attend these exhibit-related events:
First Friday Artwalks
Oct 4 and Nov 1| 5:30–8:30pm

World, Art & You – Color!
Oct 26 | 3-5pm | Marvin Auditorium 101C

See how colors are made and discover why color matters as we investigate color theory in a presentation and hands-on painting experience. Registration required. Call 785-580-4515.

Learn more on the exhibit’s webpage.

Beginning October 7, the community’s artistic efforts will be on display in the library’s rotunda and hallway as part of the Altered Books Exhibit. Be amazed at these 3D book-themed artworks through November 18.

Library hours are Monday-Friday 9am to 9pm, Saturday 9am to 6pm and Sunday noon to 9pm.

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