The recent announcement of the merging of a community-run grassroots organization with an age-old, high-brow institution to more quickly activate its mission has left artists and supporters alike wondering whether they’ve lost a community center, or after decades of ups and downs, have finally gained one.
The Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA) announced Wednesday that the Art Exchange (ARTX) merged with the Long Beach Museum of Art Foundation earlier this month, and will be known as LBMAx.
Art in a New Place, an exhibition presented by the Art Exchange (ARTX) and the Venice Institute of Contemporary Art (ViCA) will open on Saturday and feature nearly 40 works by from internationally known artists.
What inspires someone to buy or commission a work of art? Sometimes the “why” is a mystery, even to the artist.
Artists educated in fine arts are able to transform texture and dimension, skillfully portraying what they see and what they imagine. Tattoo artists who know these tricks can produce these powerful visual effects on skin.
This article isn’t necessarily about MADE in Long Beach. It’s about seven local artists that together have become an “art leviathan,” as artist Jorge Mujica would describe the group, that have started a wave that may just crest as a more solidified downtown art scene that residents and visitors could consider taking seriously.
The city will very soon have a brand new mural to speak of that residents, visitors and art lovers alike can not only gaze at in contemplation, but to which they can add a little piece of themselves as well.
You can do what you set your mind to, no matter where you’re from, who you are or what your present situation may be, according to The ArtExchange and PalacioMagazine.com. The two organizations are working to relay this message Saturday through the screening of the film Underwater Dreams.
Print is dead, many pundits claim—and while they may be right on a mass consumption, media-driven level, the Long Beach Printmaking Collective (LBPC) wants to show off the beauty of intaglio-inspired printmaking, the art of silkscreening, the mechanics of a proofing press, and the overall glory of tangible prints.
On Saturday, August 9 from 4:00PM to 10:00PM, Linden Ave., 1st St., Broadway, 4th St. and Elm will be closed to traffic while Long Beach’s 2nd Saturday Art Walk features over 40 artists and vendors.