The “Out of the Blue” gallery art show at AFTS will incorporate pieces created by artists in the program, themed around the color blue, which has been an important color in art since the most ancient of times. Blue is a common color palette in art and decor, used often due to what people associate with the hue--the meaning behind the color blue and what it represents to people is powerful. It sometimes represents concrete ideas like the sky and the sea and is often associated with wide-open spaces and freedom. It can represent more abstract concepts such as feelings of sadness, calmness and serenity, or sincerity. It can be peaceful…or intense. How artists choose to use the color blue is personal to them, just as people’s reactions to the color.