Performers and Programs

Program Information

Program name: The Colorful History of Pigments and Poisons
Program category: History
Visual Arts- Painting
Program length: 40-60 minutes
Audience level: Teens
Audience size: any
Program description: Where does color come from? In this lecture/presentation, enjoy a journey through time and space learning about the vibrant colors coveted throughout history- and their ‘colorful’ backstories. From indigo and woad to lead and arsenic, discover how these materials transformed into such coveted colors, and the consequences of their use. Pigments and paints safe for human handling, and the tools used to make them, will be available for exhibition and handling. This program may be of interest to both teen and adult audiences.
Space/special requirements: A projector and screen (or other presentation equipment), WiFi, and 2 tables for display items.
Travel restrictions: First 15 miles of travel from Amityville are free- each additional mile, $1 is charged each way (total $2 per extra mile)
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? No
If no, cost per mile: $1.00
Notes about the fee: $250 program fee includes first 15 miles of travel to/from Amityville. Additional miles are $1 each way ($2/mile round trip). Two or more bookings on the same day will only be charged once for travel (eg., a teen and adult program on a Saturday).
Other notes: First 15 miles of travel to/from Amityville is included in program price (see 'Travel Restrictions')
Regions this program
can be performed in:
Long Island
Program last updated: 10/02/2017
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Performer name: Arielle Hessler
Phone: 6312910912
Mailing address:
Amityville, NY 11701
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: Stony Brook University Libraries Preservation Department, Presentation sponsored by LILRC Preservation Committee
Contact information for New York State Public Libraries
Performer information last updated: 07/23/2018


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