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Warm Colors Vs. Cool Colors

March 6, 2021 - April 15, 2021


Warm Colors Vs. Cool Colors 

Village Artisans Lobby Show  –  March 6th – April 15th 



Our newest Village Artisans Member show, Warm Colors vs. Cool Colors will be on display in the Village Artisans Lobby from March 6th through April 15th.  It is a free show and open to the public Monday through Saturday from 11am-5pm, and on Sunday from 12-5pm.  Our artists and artisans have been exploring the dynamic visual and emotional impact that can be achieved using either warm or cool colors, so we hope you will come see and experience our own personal visual journeys. 

         Colors are powerful tools of the artist as they can create or change our moods, make us smile, relieve our stress, help us relax, or fill us with a sense of excitement.  On a color wheel for example, warm colors would include red, orange, and yellow as well as variations of these three colors.   These colors over all evoke warmth as they remind us of warm things like the sun or even fire.  Warm colors can heighten our passions, emotions, joy and excitement. 


          All three of the following pieces contain one or more warm colors including varying shades of Yellow, Gold, Orange, Pink and Red.  “Let a Hundred Flowers Bloom” is a 29” x 24” lovely piece of fiber art created by Pam Geisel, Village Artisans member, and a wonderful example of a warm color piece which is predominantly red.  Melanie Morrett is a Printmaker, and her framed 18”x14” Monotype entitled “Dressed In Gold” explores the shapes of natural grasses using Yellow and Gold printmaking ink.  Jenifer Berman also created a wonderful example of a warm color piece with her Felted Wool Painting entitled “Warm Cat” which is a 12”x14” and contains many different warm colors.


     Cool colors are found on the opposite side of the color wheel and contain blue, green, purple, and many variations of these colors.  They often tend to calm, sooth, relax and refresh us as we look at them.  Perhaps it is because they remind us of things in nature, trees, foliage, grasses, water, ice, snow, even the sky. 

     All three of the following pieces contain one or more cool colors including varying shades of blue, purple, and green.  Ryan Taylor’s “Alpha Mill” is a 20”x16” framed Photograph is composed of mainly blues and purples, while  Sarah Gray’s  10”x10” Fused Glass Wall Hanging entitled “Ice Breaker” has a variety of blues.  Libby Rudolf, “Adventure Lies Ahead”, is a 21”x27” framed Watercolor Painting is predominantly a cool piece as she uses a large variety of cool colors in the grass and trees with just a touch of warm ones with the yellows in the sun and yellow green grasses.

We are open 7 days a week, Monday through Saturday from 11am-5pm and Sunday from 12-5pm    Please come and check out our new show and as always, there is always something new to see at the Village Artisans. Hope to see you there! 

About Village Artisans: Village Artisans is a cooperative art gallery in Yellow Springs featuring locally-made, affordable hand-crafted jewelry, woodworking, pottery, ceramic sculpture, photography, printmaking, paintings, drawings, fiber, glass, and mixed media art. Located at 100 Corry Street in Yellow Springs, Ohio, current gallery Winter hours are Monday–Saturday 11 am-5 pm; and Sunday 12 am-5 pm. For more information call 937-767-1209, email villageartisans.email@yahoo.com, or visit www.villageartisans.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/villageartisans


March 6, 2021
April 15, 2021
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Village Artisans
100 Corry Street
Yellow Springs, OH 45387 United States
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