Multiple Intersections presented by Long Beach Creative Group

25jun1:00 pm4:00 pmMultiple Intersections presented by Long Beach Creative GroupRob Briggs Memorial Gallery

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The Long Beach Creative Group is pleased to present “Multiple Intersections,” an exhibition exploring fine art printmaking organized and curated by CSULB Faculty Emerita Roxanne Sexauer. The show is being held in the Rod Briggs Gallery, located at 2221 E Broadway in Long Beach. It opens with a reception on Sunday, June 25, from 1-4pm. The gallery is open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 1-4pm, and the exhibition closes on Saturday, July 22.

Sexauer explained that, “the title of the exhibition arises from the fact that prints are usually classified as identical multiples, each originating from the same matrices. While each of the fifteen artists in the exhibition has a distinctly unique vision, there are often related themes or media that cross paths.” She observed that “the need for specialized equipment necessarily develops into a space shared by a number of individuals, creating strong community ties and artistic interchange. Thus, it is no coincidence that almost every artist in the exhibition has, at one time or other, taught within a university, college, or related graphic arts studio situation.”

Featured artists include Mary Sherwood BrockRob BrownJennifer ChenHelen CoxSydney A. Cross, Guerra, Alvaro D. MarquezKimiko MiyoshiTim MussoKiyomi Fukui NanneryMichelle RozicMarianne SadowskiTodd SmithCamilla Taylor, and Tava Tedesco.

Helen Cox, Exhibition Coordinator for the LBCG, said, “When one considers the overall impact of this show, it is obvious that these printmakers are an extremely diverse and experimental group of artists; much of the work is cutting edge. Often, printmakers do not receive the recognition they deserve, and we are thrilled to feature them, and the art form.” Marka Burns, Board President of LBCG, agreed. “Printmaking is an ancient and unsung art form that’s deserving of celebration, and attention. We are excited to collaborate with Roxanne, and all of the artists she’s selected for the show.”

Two or three representative works from each artist comprise the exhibition. Some pieces are small, while one is akin to a mural format, printed entirely by hand. In some instances, prints on paper have moved off the walls to be incorporated into sewing, quilting, and book arts. The LBCG is also presenting three special events during this exhibition. There will be an artist talk on Sunday, July 9, from 5-7pm. On Thursday, July 13 from 6-8pm, Sexauer will host an event for art collectors where she will discuss the value and importance of various types of prints in making purchasing decisions. On Sunday, July 16 from 1:30 to 3:30pm, artists featured in the show will conduct a Hands-On Workshop, teaching simple printmaking techniques. Families with children are welcome. All materials will be provided.

This exhibition is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Arts Council for Long Beach, the City of Long Beach, and the ongoing support of the Briggs Family Trust.

The LBCG is an established consortium of experienced artists, educators, and art enthusiasts engaged in creating exhibit space and opportunities for local artists through curated exhibits and events. Since 2019, the Rod Briggs Gallery has enabled the group to consistently and professionally present the depth and diversity of artistic expression in Long Beach and the surrounding communities. The Rod Briggs Gallery is located at 2221 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90803. During exhibits, the gallery is open to the public Fridays through Sundays, from 1pm to 4pm. No appointment is required. Follow the LBCG at facebook.com/LongBeachCreativeGroup, and on IG @LongBeachCreativeGroup.

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