Spencer Finch has used color - often represented in a series of single-color tiles or paintings - to evoke a sunny morning, moonlight, the passage of an entire year, and, in the case of The River That Flows Both Ways, exactly 700 minutes. In addition to the Hudson River-inspired piece installed at the High Line park in New York, Finch's art has also been publicly installed at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore and the U.S. ambassador's residence in London. Finch will talk at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Canzani Center Auditorium at Columbus College of Art & Design (60 Cleveland Ave.). The event is part of the Beeler Gallery Visiting Artists & Scholars Series and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit beelergallery.org.