Recreate a Gafford’s oil painting at the Long Beach Museum of Art, Thursday

The Long Beach Museum of Art is celebrating mid-century oil painter Alice Taylor Gafford, often referred to as the “the dean of black artists in Los Angeles.” Gafford is recognized not only for her art but her influential role in founding and developing a number of pioneering art groups in Southern California including the Val Verde Art and Hobby Show that now bears her name (the Alice Gafford Art and Hobby Show).

Alice Taylor Gafford

Using Gafford’s painting, “The Tea Party,” as an example, the museum invites anyone to participate in their artist workshop to recreate the celebrated painting using oil pastels provided by the museum. “The Tea Party” is a permanent fixture in the museum’s collection and is now on view as part of their latest exhibition, “Decade by Decade: Women Artists of California” showcasing a collection of paintings, photographs, sculptures, prints, drawings and other art pieces made by female artists over the past 70 years.

Adult Workshop: Still Life with Oil Pastels is from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Long Beach Museum of Art (2300 E. Ocean Blvd.) Tickets range from $5 to $15. For more information and to purchase your tickets, click here.

  • Get the “Do This!” email

    The “Today You Should” newsletter is now “Do This!” Subscribe and we’ll let you know whenever there’s something great to do in or around Long Beach.


    Add the “Do This!” calendar

    Subscribe through Google Calendar or your calendar app and get alerted to the best things to do in or around Long Beach.
    This feature is experimental. Let us know how it’s working.

  • Google Calendar (online)
  • Calendar App (desktop/mobile)

Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

Cheantay Jensen is an editorial intern who covers art and culture for the Hi-lo section of the Long Beach Post.
- ADVERTISEMENT -

More