THE COLORS THAT DEFINE US
I was recently asked to hang an abstract exhibit inside the La Crosse County Administrative building in June 2018. “The Colors that define us” is an abstract series of works with no impressionistic tendencies comprised of the people in the community of La Crosse that have inspired me and that have been involved in the arts in La Crosse within the last 2 years. The title of each piece is the person’s name and what they do in the arts whether that be an actor, artist, singer, musician, educator, gallery owner, or pianist. I asked each person four questions:
- Favorite Color: Hot Pink
- Eye color: Blue Jean
- Current Shirt or dress colors: Grey/Nude
- Home color: Pale Yellow
With the color palettes chosen, I was limited to define this artesian or advocate and create a unique painting to represent him or her.
This is a tribute to all of those who impacted my life through theatre, art, music, local education or just helping put art out into the community. A warm thank you to all who participated in this show, remember you can inspire someone.
-Ashton Elizabeth Hall