paul hogue

The Arts Council for Long Beach 2013 Distinguished Artist of the Year, Paul Hogue, is joining with Trace Fukuhara, the 2012 Distinguished Artist of the Year, and Yoshino Rosalia Jasso, who was the first recipient of the Emerging Artist and Arts Leader award, to present new, existing, and site-specific installation works at The Collaborative. The exhibition, titled Intersect, runs from September 15 through November 10, with the opening reception scheduled for September 19.

In this interview, Paul speaks about his childhood explorations of nature, and the parental support he received to engage deeply with the resources he found around his home. He speaks of his process, the value of community, and the importance of staying engaged with natural processes.

Paul’s work can be seen in the Fingerprints Music Book Room, on the wall at Viento y Agua, and at many other locations around town. His use of natural and found objects, sophisticated assemblage techniques, and carving produce work with great depth and complexity, yet reflect his humor and gentle spirit.

Watch video interviews with the other Intersect artists, Trace Fukuhara and Yoshino Jasso.

The Collaborative is located at 421 West Broadway, and is open from 11 AM to 5 PM Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, click here.

You can follow Paul’s various creative efforts on Facebook.

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