A month or two ago, I wrote about the Vitality and Verve: Transforming the Urban Landscape exhibit at the Long Beach Museum of Art. I told you it was pretty splendid, and I hope you got a chance to see it. Because it’s about to be wiped away forever. The artwork was applied directly to the museum walls, and now that the show is about to end, they need a blank canvas for their next display.
Tomorrow (Friday,) LBMA is hosting their After Dark event from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. You’ll get to check out the art, plus there’s live entertainment and dancing under the stars. And – my favorite part – a full bar. For only 20 bucks!
There will be a screening of the film showing the installation of the exhibit. Plus one of the artists (Greg “Craola” Simkins) will be whitewashing his own mural, live. Seems to me, that might be a bit melancholy for the artist. But probably more so, liberating. I could get into a whole thing about the fragility of expression here, but I won’t. You’re welcome.
This will be your last opportunity to see these murals before they are painted over. So, if you’ve
been living under a rock missed the exhibit, or want to visit the museum, or just need something to do on Friday night, you should probably check this out…