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This weekend - the last chance to view Matisse Drawings: Curated by Ellsworth Kelly, and what a treat it has been.
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Pictured: @spenserlittleart installation of Matisse lying bedside drawing with a bamboo stick in his last years of life. Photo courtesy of @birdmanphotos
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#Matisse #EllsworthKelly

Join us this Friday, August 24th for V&VIII: The New Contemporary artist panel discussion, museum tour and dinner with POW! WOW! artists: Michael Reeder (@reederone), Lauren YS (@squid.licker) and Spenser Little (@spenserlittleart) (pictured).
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The discussion, moderated by the Museum’s Executive Director, Ronald C. Nelson and the co-owner of @thinkspace_art and co-curator of #VitalityandVerve III, Andrew Hosner will offer great insight in to the conceptual ideas and processes these artists implement in their work.
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6pm – 9pm at LBMA | Tickets $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers | For ticket reservations, please DM us or contact Education at clairep@lbma.org
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#VitalityandVerve III curated by @thinkspace_art as part of the special programming for @powwowlongbeach is on view at @lbmaorg until September 9. Photo courtesy of @birdmanphotos

Join us this Friday, August 24th for V&VIII: The New Contemporary artist panel discussion, museum tour and dinner with POW! WOW! artists: Michael Reeder (@reederone), Lauren YS (@squid.licker) (pictured) and Spenser Little (@spenserlittleart).
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The discussion, moderated by the Museum’s Executive Director, Ronald C. Nelson and the co-owner of @thinkspace_art and co-curator of #VitalityandVerve III, Andrew Hosner will offer great insight in to the conceptual ideas and processes these artists implement in their work.
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6pm – 9pm at LBMA | Tickets $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers | For ticket reservations, please DM us or contact Education at clairep@lbma.org
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#VitalityandVerve III curated by @thinkspace_art as part of the special programming for @powwowlongbeach is on view at @lbmaorg until September 9. Photo courtesy of @birdmanphotos

Join us this Friday, August 24th for V&VIII: The New Contemporary artist panel discussion, museum tour and dinner with POW! WOW! artists: Michael Reeder (@reederone) (pictured), Lauren YS (@squid.licker) and Spenser Little (@spenserlittleart).
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The discussion, moderated by the Museum’s Executive Director, Ronald C. Nelson and the co-owner of @thinkspace_art and co-curator of #VitalityandVerve III, Andrew Hosner will offer great insight in to the conceptual ideas and processes these artists implement in their work.
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6pm – 9pm at LBMA | Tickets $100 for members and $125 for nonmembers | For ticket reservations, please DM us or contact Education at clairep@lbma.org
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#VitalityandVerve III curated by @thinkspace_art as part of the special programming for @powwowlongbeach is on view at @lbmaorg until September 9. Photo courtesy of @birdmanphotos

"I say I use a lot of math in my design and a lot of people might think that means I’m doing arithmetic or algebra or calculus. But math is much broader than just those fields.
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Fundamentally, math is the study of patterns and relationships and a lot of the math I use involves manipulating shapes: moving around circles, squares, hexagons, t-shapes, l-shapes, different shaped polygons that represent different structures and patterns in the design.”
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This Sunday, Aug 12 | FREE Family Artmaking with Robert Lang | 11am - 3pm
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Video produced by and copyright of @christopherhelkey

We are honored to welcome Robert Lang, NASA physicist turned origami master this Sunday for a day of FREE Family Artmaking and origami creation.
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"I’ve been interested in origami my entire life. In fact, my interest in physics started sometime in college, but I’ve been folding since I was a child. Through the years I was a professional physicist, I found that the tools I had learned doing physics and engineering—the mathematics and the approach to breaking down problems and studying the underlying theory—could be applied to origami as well.” (Interview © @cabinetmagazine )
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This Sunday, Aug 12 | FREE Family Artmaking with Robert Lang | 11am - 3pm
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Image © Lang, Robert J. and Box, Kevin. (2013) Flying Crane, Opus 563.

A German urban artist native to Frankfurt, Andres Von Chrzanowski (a.k.a. CASE @case_maclaim) is a graffiti painter who relies on his highly developed talent to create pieces that combine brilliant photorealism with a strong note of surrealism.
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This artist primarily uses spray paint as this street art technique enables him to get the most out of his visuals and achieve the level of perfection his incredibly life-like graffiti possess.
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One of Andres Von Chrzanowski’s most common pictorial motifs are the overlaying hands that symbolize unity and power. It should also be noted that CASE is a founding member of the renown East- Germany Maclaim Crew, a group that has been the urban expression’s photorealism pioneer for over two decades now. (bio © @wdwlls )
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#VitalityandVerve III curated by @thinkspace_art as part of the special programming for @powwowlongbeach is on view at @lbmaorg until September 9.
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Photo courtesy of @birdmanphotos

Born on the outskirts of Clovis, New Mexico, Drew Merritt (@drewmerritt) lived and worked on a farm, fostering a deep emotional connection to nature.
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Graffiti covered cargo trains passed before the eyes of the budding artist and indefinitely inspired him to pursue a career underground, against the law, and creating his place in a hybrid culture, between rural and urban.
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Graffiti culture in itself is clandestine. Merritt’s subject matter, however, is seen with hope and determination of contemporary players in a positive, light fashion. The juxtaposition of these qualities yields a visually spectacular series of work. He paves a highway into the emotional world (visually) by creating empathy in the viewer. The use of vivid colors, and his almost graphic style, creates a visual biography around the subject, showing who they are, and where they’ve been. Drew is from New Mexico but now lives in Los Angeles. (bio © @wdwlls )
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#VitalityandVerve III curated by @thinkspace_art as part of the special programming for @powwowlongbeach is on view at @lbmaorg until September 9.
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Photo courtesy of @birdmanphotos

Michael Reeder (@reederone) explores concepts relating to identity. His current focus examines the defining elements of the individual which together create the distinct formation of self. Through repeatedly working from the limited reference of one person, whom Reeder himself does not know, he constructs a fresh identity with each new painting.
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Cleverly utilizing ambiguity, Michael’s protagonists live in a kind of limbo, where their identities appear within reach, often being strengthened and aided in their definition by the clean, crisp contours of their graphic and voidlike backdrops, yet their personalities are somehow blurry and distant, as if a key component is missing.
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#VitalityandVerve III curated by @thinkspace_art as part of the special programming for @powwowlongbeach is on view at @lbmaorg until September 9.
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Photo courtesy of @birdmanphotos

Spenser Little (@spenserlittleart), self-taught, has been bending wire for the last 15 years. Some works contain moving components and multiple wires, but mostly the pieces are formed from one continuous piece of wire that is bent and molded to Little’s will.
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#VitalityandVerve III curated by @thinkspace_art as part of the special programming for @powwowlongbeach is on view at @lbmaorg until September 9.
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Photo courtesy of @birdmanphotos

#tbt to the incredible installation process behind #VitalityAndVerve III - massive shout out to @seijack49 and her incredible team
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‘VITALITY AND VERVE III’
Curated by @thinkspace_art as part of the special programming for @powwowlongbeach
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On View thru September 9, 2018 at:
Long Beach Museum of Art @lbmaorg
2300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA. 90803
$10 admission to the museum ($8 with student I.D. & seniors over 62) // open Thursday 11-8 and Friday thru Sunday 11-5 // FREE admission after 3PM on Thursday’s & half price admission all day on Friday.
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Video courtesy of @birdmanphotos

FREE Family ArtMaking today with @kieljohnson! We’re building a raft and welcome everyone aboard The Hummingbird while we sail the high seas. Until 3pm today!

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