Our friends over at 1xRun wrote an exceptional review of ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’. Discussing the impact Vitality and Verve will have on ‘the movement’ and the political messages within artists Saber and Meggs poignant and powerful pieces. Please visit the 1xRun website for the full write up.
Vitality and Vervecommunicated a significant global message on behalf of the contemporary public art movement. The kicker, here, was that it granted the all-encompassing institutional recognition of the growing cultural impacts and accessibility of an art form that has gained world-wide momentum outside of these very institutional walls
Pop on over to Juxtapoz for a virtual tour of ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’. Over three thousand people visited the exhibition on opening night, making us only wonder how many guests LBMA will have in total over the course of three months. ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape’ is on view till September 27th.
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.
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.
Greg ‘ Craola’ Simkins
For more information on ‘Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landcape’ visit the Thinkspace Gallery website or www.lbma.org.