There are 40 artists in this year's show, including five from Ormond Beach.
by: Jenelle Codianne
Director of Marketing and Public Relations, Museum of Arts and Sciences
On Saturday, July 31, the Museum of Arts and Sciences opened the fourth installment of the annual Beaux Arts Group of Central Florida exhibition titled, "A Symphony of Color."
The Beaux Arts Group of Central Florida was founded in 1962 by the students of the late Lillian "Lu" Belmont of New York City. The group is comprised of 50 professional artists, working in all mediums, who place a strong emphasis on experimental creative approaches brought to quality design conception and techniques. The artists are encouraged to expand their horizons and constantly stretch their abilities.
The following is the curator's statement by exhibition curator, Peggy Banks of the Beaux Arts Group:
"Color is a deep and mysterious language. It is the most expressive element, stronger than line, shape, space, value, texture, or form. It has the power to convey mood or temperament creative evocative or provocative reactions. Color speaks to us. Color is visual poetry felt in the soul.
"Light travels to Earth from the sun in waves. We see the waves as the colors of the rainbow. Each color has a different wavelength. Red has the longest wavelength. Violet has the shortest wavelength. When all the waves are seen together the color is white.
"To see color, you must have light. When light shines on an object some colors are reflected off the object and others are absorbed by it. Our eyes only see the colors that are reflected. The use of color conveys symbolic experiences. It is transcendent.
"Scientific findings support this, confirming that the human brain reacts to color by releasing a hormone that inspires emotions, increases mind clarity, and heightens energy levels.
"Symphony of Color seeks to connect with viewers through the intensity, range, depth, and joy of color. The power of color is freely and richly expressed by the exhibiting artists, with the confidence that you will find, within this collection, works that speak to you personally and deeply."
Symphony of Color will be on display at the Museum of Arts and Sciences through Nov. 28. As part of our August MOAS After Hours: In Partnership with The Locals Mix on Monday, Aug. 30 from 5-7 p.m., guests will have a chance to meet several of the artists as well as listen to a presentation of the exhibition by Banks.