This writer is headed away from the snowy, sub-zero ice box that is Chicago’s springtime in favor of margaritas and sunshine in Arizona. So while he might be fairly quiet for the rest of the week, you’ll be, as always, in the very capable hands of Ms. Stephanie Murg who will dazzle you with all the design news you need to know (and a nice break from this writer’s usual space-eating dribble). But before he leaves you to go catch the UnBeige corporate helicopter, we wanted to leave you with notice of a show that, if you can find your way over to Brooklyn tonight, you should really hit up. It’s the Adult Eduction series at Union Hall in Park Slope, which tonight, at 8pm, the theme will be “Color Schemes” and is set to feature a whole batch of interesting designers presenting talks on all the bits of color and how they came to be. It sounds like a blast and if the appeal of real-life sunlight and sitting pool side wasn’t so overpowering right now, we’d be at in a heartbeat. More details on their site and here are the specifics about each designer and their respective topics:
Megan Motague Cash, “Crayon Boxes Through the Ages” Hang on tight! Megan Montague Cash takes you on a wild ride while exploring the history of crayon packaging.
Laurie Rosenwald, “Mutant Bastard Yucky Colors of the Apocalypse” Lavender is the yellow of Japan. Hot pink is the navy blue of India. So how did dusty rose, teal, suntan, and what the author Douglas Coupland calls “veal” become America’s first palette? Laurie Rosenwald investigates.
Jennifer L. Knox, “The Making of Brown” Jennifer L. Knox explains the historical evolution of the primary colors, their permutations, and why sleeping in a red t-shirt three nights in a row can give you a sinus infection.
Jude Stewart, “Decoding Color” From blue collars to white telephones, Jude Stewart explores colors and their meanings.
All hosted by Charles Star.