Survival of the Artist: Home grown galleries
Long Beach has its share of artist-run exhibition spaces. Based in North LongBeach, __flatline is a project space serving the local community. Artist and director Liz Munzon uses the storefront both for her studio and the workshops and exhibitions she hosts. I asked Munzon if she saw a need in the art community that she wanted to address.
For artist Emily Babette, ‘Heart is Where the Home is’
Multi-disciplinary artist Emily Babette has never really had a home, at least not in the typical sense of the word. Constantly on the move with her family between Canada, the U.S. and Australia, her artwork reflects her unsettled upbringing and the notion that the feeling of home is not limited to, say, the coziness of your mom’s kitchen or your childhood bedroom.
This Navy veteran paints what words can’t express in scenes from his deployment
At a small gallery in North Long Beach, a series of paintings offer a glimpse into the life of a U.S. Navy veteran, albeit through fragmented memory.
Artist Andrew Hansen, a former Navy seaman and Cal State Long Beach alumni, creates painterly scenes of ritual and insight into a regimented culture most of us have never experienced.
Small Business Showcase: Atlantic Avenue, North Long Beach
Artist Cynthia Lujan opened Flatline Art Gallery with her co-director, Elizabeth Munzon, last year. Both Lujan and Munzon had experience in putting on exhibitions in alternative spaces before opening the art gallery. Each month, either Lujan or Munzon curate a show at Flatline Art Gallery to exhibit visual art from the Long Beach community.