May 5 – June 16, 2017

With winter’s closing, the sight of fresh grass, violet blooms, and exotic butterflies signal the arrival of a new season in truly polychromatic fashion. This Spring, Creative Growth Art Center invites you to consider the vibrancy of a bird’s wings or the intensity of a piece of cake in Living Color, an ode to color featuring over fifty artists.

This show will highlight the various ways in which color resides within our lives, from fashion design with Ron Veasey’s stylish portraits or Ying Ge Zhou’s colorful hair arrangements to the wonders of the natural world, as seen in Larry Randolph’s “Birds of the Stars” or Julie Swartout’s nearly-sculptural fruit arrangements. In other instances, artists create their own color arrangements, as in Paulino Martin’s grey cityscape turned pop-city or in Edward Walters’ colorful geometric landscape. These electric investigations of color will also be accompanied by an array of furniture, textiles, wood, and ceramic pieces, including Maureen Clay’s fantastic multicolored chair and Terri Bowden’s white ceramic ducks.

Bursting with recipes to awaken your eyes and taste buds, Gail Lewis’ Sweet Treats Cookbook will be available beginning May 5.

MEMBERS’ PREVIEW: 11am – 2pm
MAIN EVENT: 5pm – 9pm
LIVE MUSIC: Jason Jagel
FOOD by Tacos Oscar


Ed Walters, 2017, Handmade acrylic and wool rug, 30 x 41 inches

Paulino Martin, 2017, Mixed media, 15 x 22 inches

Ron Veasey, 2011, Oil pastel on paper, 11.125 x 15 inches

Susan Janow, 2014, Ink on colored paper, 8.5 x 9 inches

George Wilson, 2016, Pastel and ink on paper, 22.375 x 30 inches

Donald Mitchell, 2011, Ink and colored pencil on paper, 22 x 30 inches

Jackie Frank, 2017, Handmade pillow, 12.5 x 17 x 5 inches

Juan Aguilera, 2016, Watercolor and ink on paper, 22.5 x 29.875 inches

Julie Swartout, 2016, Acrylic on paper, 18 x 24 inches

Lulu Sotelo, 2016, Embroidered chair

Marion Bolton, 2016, Oil pastel on paper 12.625 x 18 inches

Natascha Haehlen, 2016, Ceramic, 10 x 8.5 x 9.5 inches

Ying Ge Zhou, 2016, 7.625 x 11.125 inches