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The Color of Light

Regional Gallery | January 12 - May 5

Artists, art fans, and the general public are invited to the upcoming National Pastel Exhibition, The Color of Light. The exhibition runs from January 12 to May 5, 2019, featuring original pastel paintings from Pikes Peak Pastel Society members, and pastel artists nationally.

“In nature, light creates the color. In a picture, color creates the light,” said Hans Hofmann, who was a German-born American painter, renowned as an artist and teacher in a career that spanned two generations and two continents, and is considered to have both preceded and influenced Abstract Expressionism.
Artists for generations have attempted to “capture the light” in their paintings, both representational and abstract. The selection of colors they choose, how they interact and play off one another, their value and intensity, all combine to increase or decrease the perception of light.

The Pikes Peak Pastel Society was founded in 2000, and currently has 37 members. They are a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies. More information about the Pikes Peak Pastel Society is available at