Experience the Mystical Mirage of the Sonoran Desert

Experience the Mystical Mirage of the Sonoran Desert at CMG’s 2019 International Summit.


Optical Illusion

Our world is evolving.  Nothing is certain.  Everything around us is constantly changing.  The perspectives through which we see the world are continually multiplying.  What we believe to be true, may not be.  False impressions, deceptions, and illusions surround us.  This trick of the eye is an optical illusion, a mirage.  This refracted light effect can be seen in the Sonoran Desert around Tucson Arizona, the location for our International Summit.  The unique beauty of the desert also has a mystical side which makes for a spirited adventure.

The desert has mesmerizing aesthetics, which are important aspects to inspire CMG’s color professionals.” says  Bridget Frizzie of Kehoe Designs and CMG’s Chair of the 2019 Summit Planning Committee.  “It experiences intense temperature changes and wild weather seasons, with crazy hot days that make for a fascinating study in radiant colors.  As you look into the distance you think you see a pool of water, but what you really see is the bending or reflection of light by a layer of heated air.  This illusion is the perfect metaphor for the times in which we live.”

Desert Colors

CMG member Brian Walters, Creative Director at Britton Marketing & Design Group in Fort Wayne, Indiana, helped design the visual style for the Summit theme.  He told us:

The color palette chosen for the Radiant Mirage theme perfectly matches the deep, autumnal colors that the CMG tribe will experience at the International Summit this November in Tucson Arizona.  The vibrant, desert-inspired motifs, and illusory nature of modern art, provided inspiration.  I drew inspiration from contemporary painters such as Gerhard Richter and used a wide spectrum of vivid colors.” 

A Desert Oasis

Feel the stress melt away under the Arizona sun at the El Conquistador Tucson,  the location for this year’s International Summit.  Join us there and be inspired by deeper outdoor explorations of the desertʼs lost paths, mineralized rocks, and raw beauty, all of which feel like a mirage around the midnight sun.  Don’t forget to register for the Pre Summit Optional Events on November 14th.  Learn more about the workshop line-up, reserve your spot, and take advantage of the early bird pricing, and don’t forget to stay tuned to find out more about the fascinating line-up of guest speakers who will be joining us.

2019 International Summit – CMG Reveals the 2021+ World Color Forecast

Dates:  Friday November 15th to Sunday November 17th,
PreSummit Events:  Thursday November 14th.
Location:  El Conquistador Tucson, 10000 North Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
Hotel Reservations:  A block of rooms has been reserved for November 12th to November 18th.  The discounted room rate will be available until October 21st (subject to availability.)  Reserve your room soon to avoid disappointment.
Registration Fees:  Download the Registration Form and Program Highlights

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