Guests at a past edition of HUE, an Art Noir event at the Des Moines Art Center. Juice file photo.
Art Noir going green at color-themed HUE event
Published on February 11th, 2014 | by Josh Hafner
Editor’s note: A previous version of this post included an incorrect reference to the frequency of the Hue event. Hue is held every other year.
Tickets for Hue, Art Noir’s evening of color, light and cocktails, are now on sale. The biennial event takes place Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in the lobby of the Des Moines Art Center, which will be bathed in emerald through lights and decorative displays.
“It’s a splash of color at the end of winter,” said Josh Dreyer, Art Noir’s new president. “Everyone’s sick of starting at brown, black and white all day.”
Tickets are $15 (and $10 for Art Noir members) at desmoinesartcenter.org. Admission includes appetizers and a complementary HUE cocktail. A cash bar will also be available.
The color emerald was chosen following 2012’s aquamarine-themed HUE at Art Noir’s annual event last month. Voters picked the color over aubergine and tangerine — variants of purple and orange, respectively.
Picking a variant of green made sense, Dreyer said, as the event occurs the week prior to St. Patrick’s Day. Though for many, he noted, the color of the Emerald City associated with munchkins as much as leprechauns.
“It will be like the adult, art-version of ‘Wizard of Oz,’ I guess.”