LBMA ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ Press Round Up!

LBMA press round up

‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ has been receiving great press over the last few weeks. People have been dropping in for previews of the work and interviewing the talented artists transforming Long Beach Museum of Art. Here is our roundup of “Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ press.

Long Beach Post: 
OPENING NIGHT:  VITALITY AND VERVE Attracts An Estimated 3,000 Attendees to LBMA’s AFTER DARK Event
POW! WOW! Lands in Long Beach
Esao Andrews on Vitality and Verve
Alex Yanes on Life, Work and Long Beach
Audrey Kawasaki on Perfectionism and Painting Her Third Mural Ever

Tickets are still available for LBMA After Dark 

Arrested Motion: 
Previews: “Vitality and Verve” @ Long Beach Museum of Art (Part I)
Previews: “Vitality and Verve” @ Long Beach Museum of Art (Part II)

BOOOOOOOM:
Pow! Wow! Long Beach

Supersonic:
“VITALITY AND VERVE: TRANSFORMING THE URBAN LANDSCAPE.”

 

Pow! Wow! Long Beach receiving love from NBC 4 Southern California

NBC Vitality and Verve

Los Angeles’s NBC 4 covered the Mural Magic happening down in Long Beach this week for Pow! Wow! Long Beach. Camera crews interviewed artist James Jean bringing to life the story behind a historic LBC hotel. View the full report and video on the NBC website.

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Installations Underway at Long Beach Museum of Art

Long Beach Museum of Art

The opening of ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ is only a week away. Murals are being finished while new ones are beginning inside the Long Beach Museum of Art. The current state of LBMA is like navigating through a quarantined building, an intense ventilation system pumps in fresh air for the artists and drop cloth covers the doorways and floors. Andrew has been Periscoping his trips to the museum which can give you a sense of  the different world the artists are working in and creating.  The Long Beach Museum of Art is right on the coast and the second-floor muralist have the treat of  natural light flooding from windows that look out onto the beach.

The ‘Vitality and Verve’ exhibition at the Long Beach Museum of Art is made possible via a collaboration with Thinkspace and Pow! Wow! and will be open to the public 6/27 through 9/27.  Tickets are still available to come and kick off the event with us June 26 from 7 -10 pm with Long Beach Museum of Art After Dark.

Audrey Kawasaki LBMA

 

Audrey Kawasaki

Aaron Horkey LBMA

Aaron Horkey 

Greg Simkins LBMA

Greg ‘ Craola’ Simkins

Jeff Soto LBMA

Jeff Soto

James Bullough LBMA

James Bullough

Brendan Monroe LBMA

Brendan Monroe

For more information on ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landcape’ visit the Thinkspace Gallery website or www.lbma.org.

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Long Beach Post picks up LBMA ‘Vitality and Verve’ exhibition

Long Beach Post covers Vitality and Verve

The Long Beach Post interviewed Thinkspace curator and co-owner Andrew Hosner for their story ‘LBMA Opens Doors to Urban Contemporary Art with Upcoming Exhibition, Vitality and Verve’. Visit their website for the full story.

Hosner said that both upcoming and established artists were chosen to be a part of this thought-provoking show to “hopefully” change how museum goers view public art as a whole. – Long Beach Post

Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape
Opening Reception with the Artist(s):
Friday, June 26, 2015
6:00pm – 11:00pm

The exhibition will focus on current developments in the growing field of urban contemporary art. It will feature site-specific ephemeral murals and multi-media installations by established and emerging cutting-edge artists who will be demonstrating the skilled and nuanced application of their craft. The exhibition will run through September 27, 2015.

For more information on the exhibition please visit the Thinkspace Gallery website.

Long Beach Museum of Art – Vitality and Verve

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The Long Beach Museum of Art is set to open ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ on June 26th.

The exhibition will focus on current developments in the growing field of urban contemporary art. It will feature site-specific ephemeral murals and multi-media installations by established and emerging cutting-edge artists who will be demonstrating the skilled and nuanced application of their craft. The exhibition will run through September 27, 2015.

‘Vitality and Verve’ aims to illuminate the sensory value and powerful practice of these artists as they transform the urban landscape around them. The meticulous renderings, the hyper-realistic imagery and patterns and the gestural strokes assert the diversity in a fully immersive experience.

Participating artists will include:
Aaron Horkey, Alex Yanes, Andrew Schoultz, Audrey Kawasaki, Brendan Monroe, Brandon Shigeta, Cryptik, Esao Andrews, Greg ‘Craola’ Simkins, Hot Tea, James Bullough, Jeff Soto, John S. Culqui, Low Bros, Meggs, Nosego, Nychos, Saber, and Tristan Eaton.

“One of the goals behind ‘Vitality and Verve’ is to spotlight artists who are stepping out of their studios to paint on a grand scale using outdoor walls as their canvas as well as urban artists who are beginning to work in a traditional studio setting.” said Ron Nelson, Executive Director of the Long Beach Museum of Art. “Most of the works in this exhibition will be created on our gallery walls using both traditional and non-traditional art media resulting in an immediacy that extends well beyond the confines of a picture frame. Once the exhibition ends, the walls will be repainted and prepared for the next exhibition. Therefore, it is important for art enthusiasts to see this amazing exhibition before it closes.”

The ‘Vitality and Verve’ exhibition will be one of several locations in Long Beach this summer that will feature mural art. POW! WOW! Long Beach 2015, celebrates an inaugural art festival that will feature mural projects, gallery shows, and exciting programming – throughout downtown and nearby locations, which is slated to run the week of June 21 – June 28 featuring internationally renowned artists.
‘Vitality and Verve’ was made possible in collaboration with Thinkspace and Pow! Wow!

In conjunction with the opening of the Vitality and Verve exhibition, the museum will also be hosting its famed LBMA After Dark on Friday, June 26 from 7pm – 10pm located on the museum campus. Admission is $10 for non-members.

For more information please visit www.lbma.org