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Published on January 9th, 2013 | by RLn Staff

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Art Listings: Jan. 9, 2013

Jan. 12
Donald Tiscareno
The community is invited to join The Center and artist Don Tiscareno for an evening reception celebrating his new oil painting exhibit, “Gardens,” from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 18, in Long Beach.
The exhibit featuring more than 15 works now hanging in The Center’s main lobby and Darryl Fine room.
Tiscareno’s exhibit will run from Jan. 12 to Feb. 28. A portion of all sales will benefit The Center’s programs and services.
Details: (562) 434-4455
Venue: The Center Long Beach
Location: 2017 E. 4th St., Long Beach

Jan. 18
Fiber Art and Printmaking
The Palos Verdes Art Center/Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education proudly presents two extraordinary exhibitions featuring fiber art and printmaking: Fiber Forward: Contemporary Practices In Textile Art and Print: Democracy In Art And Life. 
These free exhibitions will open, from 6 to 8 p.m., Jan. 18 and will run through March 17, 2013, at the Palos Verdes Art Center in Rolling Hills Estates.
Fiber Forward: Contemporary Practices in Textile Art includes three distinct shows. Gallery one: Fierce Winds, organized by guest curator Deborah Weir – an exhibition focusing on fierce winds, a natural phenomenon tearing through the lives of people and leaving a trail of destruction. Weir’s mixed media art quilts and art cloth allow a space large enough to “blow up a storm” of activity and destruction. Gallery two: Confluence, with guest co-curators Inga-Gorsvans-Buell and Deborah Weir.  This exhibition is in response to two issues of great importance: water and art. The exhibit utilizes a distinct range of media, and couples it with unique perspectives, resulting in an intellectually-compelling and visually-beautiful show. Gallery three: 24 x 80 featuring guest co-curators Art Cloth Network and Deborah Weir. This exhibit is a traveling exhibition showcasing art cloth artwork 24” wide by 80” long. Art cloth is fabric that has been transformed by adding color, line, texture, value, or additional fiber to create a compelling surface.
Also exhibiting in the Multipurpose and Hallway Galleries is the Print: Democracy In Art and Life - organized by guest curator Cathy Weiss. Artists have used prints to spread their ideas – political, personal and social, to broader audiences. This exhibition includes fourteen artists who demonstrate a commitment to social activism through their art, teaching, community organizing, and collaborations. Some of the artists featured in this show include Alison Saar and Ruth Weisberg.
Details: (310) 541-2479 or visit: www.pvartcenter.org
Venue: Palos Verdes Art Center
Location: 550 Deep Valley Drive, Suite 261, Rolling Hills Estates

Feb. 14
Times Square Kiss
Life-Size Sculpture of “Times Square Kiss” is on display, through Valentine’s Day, in front of historic Battleship IOWA at the Los Angeles Waterfront in San Pedro.
“Times Square Kiss” is a 6-foot sculpturedepicting one of the most iconic images of World War II is on display to celebrate National Spirit of ’45 Day.
In 2010, the United States Congress unanimously voted for a new
national day of remembrance to honor the men and women of America’s
greatest generation.  National Spirit of ’45 Day is being observed
each year on the second Sunday in August, coinciding with the
anniversary of August 14, 1945 — the day President Harry S. Truman
announced that Japan had surrendered and World War II was over.
The “Kiss” is the symbol for “Keep the Spirit of ’45 Alive!” the
nationwide campaign to build public awareness and participation in the
observance of National Spirit of ’45 Day on the second Sunday of
August to honor the men and women of the World War II era. The Kiss represents the spirit of unity between our armed forces and those who support
them and reminds us of the importance of honoring all those who
sacrifice in service to our country.
Details: www.Spiritof45.org
Venue: Battleship IOWA
Location: 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro

 


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