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Creative Book Club

Del Ray Artisans
2704 Mount Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22301

A book club for artists and other creative individuals.

The book for the first book club meeting of 2023 is The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair (published in 2016). The book is organized around the color groups and is full of very interesting research about all the colors imaginable.

“The Secret Lives of Color tells the unusual stories of seventy-five fascinating shades, dyes, and hues. From blonde to ginger, the brown that changed the way battles were fought to the white that protected against the plague, Picasso’s blue period to the charcoal on the cave walls at Lascaux, acid yellow to kelly green, and from scarlet women to imperial purple, these surprising stories run like a bright thread throughout history.”–Penguin Books (Publisher).

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