Barb Boose Publications Director, Marketing and Communications March 20, 2012Color your world It’s spring break for many students at Des Moines University, which makes it a great week for enjoying arts, entertainment and local events – in other words, much-deserved breaks from textbooks, lectures, labs and studying. You can relish all three this Friday, March 23, at the Des Moines Art Center’s HUE, a special installment themed around the color aquamarine.Haven’t been to the art center? You’re missing out! Located at 4700 Grand Avenue, an easy walk from the DMU campus, the center is a gorgeous facility with an impressive collection of paintings, sculpture (inside and around the grounds), mixed media and much more. While there’s a fee to attend HUE (see below), admission to the art center is free. It has a lovely cafe and fun gift shop, too, and often offers classes, movies and other events.Back to HUE: When you enter the art center, you’ll see the lobby transformed by light and color as you view selections from the permanent art collections projected on a larger-than-life scale. HUE is all about celebrating color in art and everyday life – a wonderful visual treat as we anticipate the coming spring.Relax to the sounds of DJ Touchnice, enjoy light bites by Luna Bistro + Catering and a special HUE cocktail, and take a short tour of current exhibition, “Miguel Angel Rios: Walkabout.” According to the art center’s website, this New York- and Mexico City-based artist “has been creating haunting and poetic works in video and mixed media. ‘Walkabout’ presents a selection of five video and multimedia installations along with paintings and works on paper that demonstrate his unique relationship to the South American and Mexican landscapes.”Admission to HUE is $15 at the door, which includes one complimentary cocktail, light bites and entertainment; a cash bar will be available. Colorful attire encouraged, so break out of your scrubs, white coats, sweatpants and get creative! Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.