Opening Reception: March 8th, 5-8 PM
Artist talk at 6:30 PM
Hilda Appel Volkin makes colorful, multi-dimensional wall hangings. Possibly, a conventional idea, until you discover that she combines fluorescent plexiglass with dichroic film to create her artistry.
Why does Hilda use such unconventional materials? Fluorescent plexiglass transmits colored light to its edges which gives each piece a “lit” appearance. Dichroic film assists by splitting a light beam into two beams with different wavelengths. The film transmits one beam in color and reflects the other.
Depending upon one’s viewing angle, new colors appear. Working with light’s dynamic properties and being inspired by nature continually challenge Hilda to combine artistic and scientific principles in creative ways. Come see Hilda’s artistry. We promise an illuminating experience!