In March, 2011, we held our Orange!
exhibit features a variety of creative expressions using this bright, energetic color . We've created an online exhibit now that Pantone has announced that "Tangerine Tango" is the "It" color o 2012.
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.
Other fascinating facts:
- 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 was an incredible, engaging experience!
In this online exhibit, you'll see work by:
Portland artist James Minden, Los Angeles Flow painters Suzan Woodruff and Kimber Berry, Taiwan artist Amy Cheng, Canadian artist Marie Danielle Leblanc, Hong-Kong Mimi Chen Ting.