Colour Society Of Australia


CSA NSW September webinar "Concerning the Shape of Color" with Marcia R. Cohen, Professor Emerita SCAD Atlanta (USA)

  • 25 Sep 2021
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Online
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  • Registration for CSA members, open now

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The next in the series of free webinars organized by the Colour Society of Australia will be a presentation by visual artist and educator Marcia R. Cohen, Professor Emerita of SCAD Atlanta and the Atlanta College of Art (USA). We are very grateful to CSA luminary Annamaria di Cara, who will introduce Marcia, for organizing this webinar. Please help us to spread word of this exciting event by sharing our authorized social media posts from the Colour Society of Australia's Facebook and Instagram accounts, or by passing on the following event link to your friends, colleagues and students:

Four responses to Kandinsky's colour-form questionaire,1923

"My presentation for the Colour Society of Australia takes a circuitous path through my color theory pedagogy in the classroom and my studio practice. Over the decades teaching color theory I recreated historical models of color science inquiry drawn from research. Bringing together the ideology of Goethe, Chevreul, Neo Impressionism and the Bauhaus into our present moment for added depth in the classroom. This idiosyncratic exploration was influential for my studio practice as well and this presentation will give an overview of the interdependence of color theory history in my artwork and ideas". - Marcia R. Cohen

Marcia R. Cohen, visual artist and educator, received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan and an MA from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. Her artwork and scholarship examines the intersection between color, nature and culture. Cohen maintains an active exhibition record and has lectured at national and international conferences dedicated to the interdisciplinary dimension of color. Awarded a 2019 artist residency at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation she has been awarded residencies in Iceland, the Azores Archipelago and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cohen received the 2008 Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia Working Artist Project, a Fulbright Hays Fellowship to Morocco and Tunisia in 2011, a 2012 American Academy in Rome Affiliated Fellowship and a 2019-2020 Research Fellowship from Duke University Department of Jewish Studies. Marcia R. Cohen is a Professor Emerita from SCAD Atlanta and the Atlanta College of Art.

Marcia R. Cohen, Mascots. 2009. vinyl paint and wool felt on panel

This webinar is free but registration is essential and limited to 100 participants worldwide, so early registration is advised. (Our recent webinar with Kristen Tivey was booked out almost a week in advance). Successful registrants will be notified by reply email and will be sent the link and instructions to join the webinar on the Zoom platform shortly before the event. To receive this email with the Zoom link, the deadline for registration is 24 hours before the event.

This event continues a series of webinars organized and presented free of charge by the Colour Society of Australia NSW Division during the covid-19 crisis. These webinars are open to CSA members and non-members around Australia and the world, but as a reward to our wonderful members we make bookings available to members-only for about a week before we make them available to non-members, to ensure that no member need miss out on a place provided that they register promptly.

CSA members do not need to book to have access to the video recording, which will be available in the Members' Area of the CSA website in due course after the webinar.

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