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Coffee Talks with Nan Colton: Zebra Tales

Throughout Fine’s Abstract Expressionist art career, color was a prime concern for her. She felt it was like a spoken language; when correctly used, it could either shout or whisper. “My paintings speak in the only language I know–color… I like to light up a canvas with color; I like to make it shout or whisper; I like to make it spin or make forms melt softly over the whole picture” stated Fine.

The series of short stories is inspired by Fine’s painting “Globe Trotting Blue.” Folk tales are part of an ancient tradition originating in the era before literacy, essentially passed down orally from generation to generation.“

“In the tradition of storytellers, today’s stories have been chosen to include ancient folk tales from around the world plus my own contemporary, personal experience that I title “a short recall” in order to share, to speak to what we all have in common … some basic emotions and deepest hopes that “color “ us all” – Nan Colton

  • 10:00 am – 10:30 am Refreshments served in the Membership Garden
  • 10:30 am – 11 am Coffee Talk presentation by Nan Colton
  • 11:00 am Q&A followed by a docent tour


FREE for MFA members; Not-yet members are $22 for adults and $17 for seniors. 


Event Details

December 13, 2023

10–11:30 am

Marly Room: Museum of Fine Arts

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