Thursday Night at the Center: “Color Literacy” with Dick Nelson

October 13, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Volcano Art Center Niaulani Campus
19-4074 Old Volcano Rd
Volcano, HI 96785
Free, although a $5 donation is greatly appreciated

dicknelson color theoryThursday Night at the Center: “Color Literacy” with Dick Nelson

October 13 at 7pm

Do you know the language of color? Do you know the grammar of color? Are you color literate? If art is communication then color is the grammar for artists. Dick Nelson’s presentation “Color Literacy” will focus on color terminology and introduce the true primary colors of pigment and light. This will include color deception and interaction, color transformation, colored films & veils and color constancy. Nelson will also be challenging such color misinformation as “Red, Blue and Yellow are the primary colors”. And an even more interesting theory; the Impressionists used pure, unmixed color.

Be prepared to be inspired!

These concepts and revelations will be presented in Nelson’s “Color Literacy” on Thursday evening, October 13, from 7-9pm. Dick Nelson was a student of Josef Albers, the most respected artist/teacher of color in the 20 th century. He has spent over 50 years teaching to thousands of students on the grammar of color and its optical interaction, making color luminosity possible.

Nelson will tell you, “I can say without any hesitation that the vast majority of artists, art historians, and museum curators are unaware of how the French Impressionists and Albers achieved such color luminosity.”

This evening is part of Thursday Nights at the Center, an evening series at the Niaulani Campus of the Volcano Art Center, focusing on art, Hawaiian culture and our environment. The series is intended to inspire, enhance our art and life experience and foster community connections. The event is FREE, but a $5 donation is greatly appreciated. 

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