Nagahama, A DLBA Storefront Activation Project

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, December 7 from 6-9pm

Celebrating ART in Long Beach with my Homies

received a grant to do art in a storefront window in Downtown Long Beach. To kick-off this project, I want to invite you to the NAGAHAMA Opening Reception at 737 Pine Avenue on Saturday, December 7 from 6 - 9 pm. Come experience all that is great about the International City. To further celebrate the arts in this City, a diverse group of Long Beach artists have assembled to show their work for the next month.  These art homies include: Rowena Copon, Jennifer Hogue, Paul Hogue, Jeff Valiente, and Forrest Butler, with musical stylings by Peacock Social. Drop by if you are available, it'll be great to connect with you. 

For Opening Reception details visit the Facebook event page:

For additional information about the project visit  NAGAHAMA page or for more information please contact me directly.

Artist Statement

The built environment has always fascinated me. This compels me to whimsically draw city-scapes and brightly color them.  My goal with this storefront project is to showcase the process of how I create art and investigate Long Beach’s urban core through a series of artistic experiments.   I know they will deal with the International City’s past, present, and future.

So continue to walk-by and even drop in to see what is happening here at #737Pine storefront.  

Project Sponsors

I’m lucky to be one of several recipients of the Downtown Long Beach Business Associates - Downtown Long Beach Storefront Activation Program grant.  Due to the generosity of the building owner FAMCO, I have been given permission to stage my artwork here at 737 Pine Avenue until the space is rented. My agreement with the DLBA is to share the work until the end of March. I appreciate Cultural Alliance of Long Beach's support.  Their artist coaching and mentoring has been vital in bringing a project like this to reality. Thank you to all three organizations for believing in me and this project. 

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