Why did Laura Ingalls Wilder’s family travel miles to buy white sugar? Why are white caps so fascinating? Why do people whiten their teeth and frost their hair?
Jada Schumacher’s White Fest last Thursday strove not only to answer these questions about the color white, but to continually ask questions about the colors around us. White Fest was the second part of Schumacher’s Chromatic Summer 2010, a discussion on how colors inform our interior decorating, our moods, and our lives in general. White Fest followed Blue Fest last week, Red Fest earlier today, and Tan, Yellow, Black, and Orange Fests every Thursday at 5:15pm in the Open Field Grove.
Schumacher, a local color consultant at Design Orange, initiates these color conversations that transform into socio-political, cultural, and experiential discussions on a particular color. The Ingalls family may have been economically motivated to buy white sugar; white caps may be beautiful because they represent the marriage of land and sea; and we may never understand whitened teeth or frosted hair. But Chromatic Summer 2010 is sure to be a colorful event filled with lively conversations, tangential questions, and introspection.