Join PPW’s new book club: ‘Suggested Reading’!

Pleasant Plains Workshop is pleased to announce a new program:
– a visual arts-focused book club with a tie to area exhibitions

Here is you suggested reading for March – April 2014:
Interaction of Color, by Joseph Albers, 1963
Gravity’s Edge at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden (7th St & Independence Ave SW DC)

Read the book, see the exhibition, and we will have a discussion Group:
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 3pm at the Reading Room at Petworth Citizen
829 Upshur Street NW DC (Petworth Metro Station, Green Line)

We are thrilled to launch a new program that pairs arts writing with current exhibitions on view in the area. We hope this program enriches the museum and gallery-going experience. In turn, artists, arts appreciators, and arts novices can all connect by reading the same book and gathering for an informal discussion group.Our SUGGESTED READING for March-April is Interaction of Color, by Joseph Albers, 1963, and we will tie this reading to the exhibition, Gravity’s Edge at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden.


Although not featured in the exhibition, Josef Albers was a contemporary of the artists in the ‘Gravity’s Edge’, now on view at the Hirshhorn. His instructional guide was published during the same time period that these works were produced and share a similar ethos in its regard to color being the main player in a work of art. In 1962, ‘Interactions of Color’ was  produced as a technical manual and came with hand-silkscreened plates (drool) to illustrate the book’s concepts. Now in its 50th anniversary edition, it is available in paperback form $9-12 (or find it at your local library).  We look forward to reading Albers’ theories on color and making connections (and disconnections) to the exhibition currently on view at the Hirshhorn.  An informal discussion and gathering will take place on Sunday, April 27th at 3pm at The Reading Room at Petworth Citizen where we can share our discoveries over brunch fare. Join us!