Greg Simkins, The Pearl Thief, 2009. Acrylic on canvas.
The Long Beach Museum of Art’s (LBMA) second 2014 After Dark event is this Thursday, October 23 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. Not only will guests have the opportunity to view the new exhibit Masterworks: Defining a New Narrative before everyone else, but they will also have the chance to hear live music from local bands Detangler and Los Vecinos.
An opportunity drawing, a special food and beverage menu from Claire’s At The Museum and a contemporary exhibit of 14 large-scale paintings will highlight the second and final LBMA After Dark event of the year, an exclusive affair not to be missed.
“LBMA After Dark continues to attract visitors of all ages and we anticipate this one will be our best attended due to the exhibition and the artists who are featured,” Ron Nelson, executive director of the LBMA, said in a statement.
Josh Keyes, Stampede, 2011. Mixed media on panels.
Artists featured in the new exhibition will include Esao Andrews, Sean Cheetham, Natalia Fabia, Alex Gross, James Jean, Josh Keyes, Mario Martinez, Greg Simkins, Nicola Verlato, Eric White, Aron Wiesenfeld, Martin Wittfooth, Curating Artist and Author Nathan Spoor and Co-curator Jeff McMillan. Each artists was charged with providing a singular work that could be considered pivotal to their career; a piece to which they have invested considerable thought, time and skill.
Martin Wittfooth, The Aviary, 2013. Oil on linen.
“The genesis of this exhibition came about in conversations with artists about their work and responses to today’s cultural environment, which is increasingly filled and stimulated with images due to our 24/7 online society,” Nelson said.
General Admission is $10 but the event is free if a museum membership is purchased before the event. New members will receive free admission to the event plus one guest, a free swag bag and a private reception invitation to Masterworks: Defining a New Narrative.
For more information and/or to purchase a membership, visit the museum’s website here. After Dark tickets can only be purchased the day of the event at the museum. The Long Beach Museum of Art is located at 2300 E Ocean Blvd.