Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery Celebrates the Color Orange in New Exhibition

On March 18th, Riverdale Art Gallery Elisa Contemporary Art will be opening a new exhibit celebrating the color, Orange! After this long hard winter, it's a color that represents warmth, vitality, health and socialization! And the timing is also synched with the beginning of Spring (March 20th).

The exhibit will run through May 16 and features artists from around the world including:
Portland artist, James Minden
Santa Fe artist, Mimi Chen Ting
California artist, Vanessa Ryan
Los Angeles Flow painters, Suzan Woodruff and Kimber Berry
Carbon Smoke artist, Wayne Zebzda
Taiwan artist, Amy Cheng
Canadian artist Marie Danielle Leblanc
About the Color Orange
The color Orange denotes energy, warmth, the sun and good health. It is the color of our sunsets and the warmth of our winter fires. It has a great affect on us both mentally, emotionally and physically – stimulating activity, whetting our appetite and encouraging socialization and interaction. Shades of orange often indicate a transition or a bridge between two opposing factors. And it always demands attention and elicits a stronger “love it” or “hate it” response than other colors.
The first recorded use of orange as a color name in English was in 1512 in the court of King Henry VIII
Orange is the color of the Sacral Chakra, the second energy center also know as Svadhistana, and is associated with fertility and creativity
Orange is the national color of The Netherlands (because the Royal Family owns the Principality of Orange)
Native American Indians associate it with kinship
Orange flowers including Iceland Poppies, Dahlia and Tiger Lillies create excitement and visually come forward in a garden and help make a large garden feel cozier
In 2005, “The Gates” an environment art exhibit created by Christo and his wife Jean-Claude, debuted in Central Park containing 7,503 saffron colored panels
It's a key color used to indicate "safety"

North Riverdale Merchants Join in to celebrate Orange
We're delighted to share that several other North Riverdale businesses will also be joining in with special offers and promotions inspired by the color Orange. It all starts on March 18th. A specially created piece detailing these offers will be available during Gallery hours at Elisa Contemporary Art.

Participating businesses (to date) include:
Brown's Jewelers
Flowers on the River
Jenni’s Salon
Lloyd's Carrot Cakes
Skyview Wines and Spirits
From April 1-16, we'll also be highlighting the artwork from Students in the Arts to Grow Fall 2010 program at Riverdale Neighborhood House. A special reception will be held on Friday April 1st from 5:00 - 7:30 pm.

What: Orange!
When: March 18 – May 16, 2011
Special Events:
Select North Riverdale Businesses celebrate “Orange” with special offers and promotions
Student Art Exhibit from April 1 – April 16. All students participants of Arts to Grow program at RNH.
Reception April 1 from 5-7:30 pm
Where: Elisa Contemporary Art Gallery, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY
Gallery Hours: Friday/Saturday 10 am - 6pm and by Appointment.
Special Extended Hours: March 23, 24, 30 and 31 12-6pm and Friday April 1, 10-7:30 pm.

I have attached a detailed press release and artwork images. If you are interested in higher resolution images, please contact me at Lisa@ElisaArt.com.

Image Credits:
Artist: James Minden
Title: 10907

Artist: Kimber Berry

Thank you in advance for your support in generating awareness for this exhibit.

All the best,

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