INTERCONNECTED - 10 Artists Come Together To Create Art
Mar
9
to Apr 6

INTERCONNECTED - 10 Artists Come Together To Create Art

Mary Chabre | Phyllis Clark | Annie Clavel | Joe Fleming | Amy Fox

Samantha Howard | Jill Manning | Lisa Pedersen | Trenton Reynolds | Janice Schultz

10 ARTISTS INTERCONNECTED

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - April 6, 2019

C Gallery on Broadway 441 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802

Saturday, March 9, 2019 — Opening Reception 5 - 8 pm

Saturday, April 6, 2019 — Closing Reception 5 - 8 pm

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Watercolor Artist Dawn Davis
Apr
13
to May 4

Watercolor Artist Dawn Davis

Dawn Davis is an award winning watercolor artist who has lived in      Santa Fe, New Mexico for almost 25 years.  She has been inspired by the natural beauty of the light and landscape in a place that artists have found magical for decades.  She loves to hike and gather leaves and photos from the mountains and sky to use as tools for her creativity.

Living in the high desert, the artist often needs a “water fix” and travels to Hawaii, California, or Florida for some tropical inspiration from the flowers and ferns that she loves to paint.  Dawn just finished a collaborative effort with Bealls Florida, who designed her watercolor paintings into women’s  clothing for their stores.

Her paintings have received many awards.  She is a signature member of both the New Mexico and Kansas Watercolor Societies and was recently juried into the National Watercolor Society exhibit held in Los Angeles, CA in 2018. 

After graduating with a  B.F. A. in art from Drake University,  Dawn’s many careers have included jewelry design, interior design, fashion consulting, painting and teaching.  She credits her grandmother, who was born in a sod dugout in western South Dakota with teaching her to sew.  Dawn says that her many weekends  and summers spent at her grandparents farm playing “Barbies”  with her aunt, who was the same age, and making “Barbie” clothes is where her original fashion sense came from.

The fabrics are the culmination of many talents combined.  They are printed from original watercolors and made into silk scarves, clothing, and decorative bedding. Meant to inspire joy, Dawn hopes her viewers will feel peace and serenity viewing her paintings and wearing her fabrics.  One of her favorite favorites is named, “Happy”.

 

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Dawn Davis 3-Day Watercolor Class April 15 - 17, 2019 (10 am - 4 pm) at C Gallery on Broadway
Apr
15
to Apr 17

Dawn Davis 3-Day Watercolor Class April 15 - 17, 2019 (10 am - 4 pm) at C Gallery on Broadway

Maui Flower Power

Dawn teaches private lessons and workshops in her Santa Fe, NM studio and travels to Florida during the winter season to teach.  She will design a custom class just for you appropriate for your level (beginners welcome) and your individual time frame requested.   Please contact Dawn directly for arrangements. .

Looking forward to spring, another workshop is happening at “C Gallery on Broadway” in Long Beach, California, April 15, 16, 17, 2019. Cost for the 3 day workshop is $395.00.

https://www.artshow.com/workshops/

The workshop follows my one woman show and opening in the gallery on April 13.

You may also call Dawn to sign up: 505-501-6555.

All classes are limited in size and may fill so please sign up early. All levels welcome.


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A Magical Moment, Art Exhibit Opening featuring Michael Ezzell with Magic Shows by MAGI CAL of the MAGIC CASTLE
Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

A Magical Moment, Art Exhibit Opening featuring Michael Ezzell with Magic Shows by MAGI CAL of the MAGIC CASTLE

MAGI CAL celebrates the Magic of Michael Ezzell’s Fine Art Sculptures

A truly magical event as celebrated Magician, MAGI CAL of the MAGIC CASTLE performs throughout the evening of Michael Ezzell’s opening art event!

MAGI CAL, Calvin Yoshitake, is known for his close-up, stupefying sleight-of-hand tricks. He has performed for over 5,000 people and in over 350 performances. He has performed at the City National Grove of Anaheim, on the Queen Mary and for several CBS Studio programs. Michael Ezzell Fine Art Sculpture

 Michael was born in Harlingen, Texas in 1950, but his early years were spent abroad. He had contrasting influences of southern Texas and European cultures. Michael’s childhood years, living in the Lake District of England. He was fortunate to wander the magical countryside where the many great authors; Beatrice Potter, Lewis Carroll, J R Tolkien, Shakespeare, Sir Cannon Doyle and William Wordsworth also found inspiration.

After studying ceramics in college under the direction of professor William Payne, Michael began his travels. He started in Denmark on the island of Bornholm at Yacht Pottery. Renowned for their hand crafted stoneware and porcelain, this Danish pottery was established in the 17th century, and is now a museum. Michael continued to travel extensively, adding to his knowledge of art history. He later accepted a teaching position at the David Greene Pottery in Exeter, Devon, England. On his return to California he began work with a select group of emerging artists.

At 12 he moved Corona del Mar, where he was introduced to the California surf scene and the art movement. Michael later opened his studio in Laguna Beach, where he is still working today.

About the work

I enjoy the exploration and study of technique which leads me to form a vision. The love of the process and the challenge of problem solving, working with different forms and textures, all these things direct me. The curved line versus the straight, clean surfaces versus rough, wherever Art has gone, I try to add my own interpretation. I am just the tool, the next building block.

My technique is unique in that each piece has no armature. I throw and alter shapes to form the main structure. Then I use traditional sculptural techniques of adding, taking away and fine detailing.

The ancient lost wax process is used for all bronze work. I use a quality bronze and a heavy pour. The patinas are varied with application, adding to the uniqueness of each piece. All are limited editions. These editions are kept at low numbers to keep integrity in my work.

The stainless steel process is similar to the bronze lost wax technique. This process however has the melting point of a higher temperature (2700 degrees for the pour).

The fish are all one of a kind. They are thrown, sculpted and fired. The mosaic work is done with hand cut art glass. A fusing process which dates back the Roman Empire is used for the making of the fins. This process involves stacking and melting layers of glass. LED lights can be used as an option for illumination of the piece.

 

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For Art's Sake, Celebrating 50 Years of  the Art of Michael Ezzell
Feb
16
to Mar 8

For Art's Sake, Celebrating 50 Years of the Art of Michael Ezzell

Michael Ezzell Fine Art Sculptor

Michael was born in Harlingen, Texas in 1950. His early years were spent abroad. He had the contrasting influences of southern Texas and European cultures. and at the age of 12 he moved to Corona del Mar, where he was introduced to the California surf scene and the art movement.

After studying ceramics in college under the direction of professor William Payne, Michael began his travels. He started in Denmark on the island of Bornholm at Yacht Pottery. Renowned for their hand crafted stoneware and porcelain, this Danish pottery was established in the 17th century, and is now a museum. Michael continued to travel extensively, adding to his knowledge of art history. He later accepted a teaching position at the David Greene Pottery in Exeter, Devon, England. On his return to California he began work with a select group of emerging artists.

Michael then opened his studio in Laguna Beach, where he is still working today.


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Concert by Jeff Campbell, Singer- Songwriter with Static and Surrender
Jan
24
6:00 PM18:00

Concert by Jeff Campbell, Singer- Songwriter with Static and Surrender

Static and Surrender

Every once in a while, paths cross at just the right time, in the right place, and within the right circumstances. Such is the case for San Francisco alternative rockers, Static and Surrender—Jeff Campbell [lead vocals, guitar], Adam Schuman [guitar, vocals], and John Schuman [drums]. By 2016, brothers John and Adam had established themselves in popular Bay Area stalwarts such as The Trophy Fire, landing critical acclaim and gigging alongside everyone from Dredg to The Dear Hunter. Within that same scene, Jeff earned recognition by receiving national songwriting awards and played on Jimmy Kimmel Live, shared the stage with titans such as John Mayer, and fronted Pine and Battery, among other acts.

“I ran into Adam and his wife at a restaurant,” recalls Jeff. “We started talking about the static and stagnation we’d both been feeling about our careers, and how we’d both sort of surrendered to it. A day later, he sent me a bunch of demos. As soon as I heard them, it just felt right. It’s the brother dynamic that attracted me to Adam and John. They’ve been playing music together for two decades. They finish each other’s sentences, in life and on stage. At the same time, we grew up in similar households. When we met, it felt like we’d known each other forever. Everything fit. It was like we were meant to play together all along.”

They wasted no time. Within a few months, the boys entered a Berkeley studio with producer Jim Greer [The Rondo Brothers, Foster The People]. Elegantly fusing rock ‘n’ roll energy and alternative emotionality into tight songcraft, the trio forged a style of its own steeped in grunge palatability and modern indie panache.

“The writing is so collaborative,” explains John. “Everybody’s voice is heard.”

“We grew up in the nineties,” continues Jeff. “All of our influences really come together in what we do. For me, it’s about the mood and delivery. We want to share a feeling.”

That feeling caught the attention of Funzalo Records in early 2017. After one listen, the label signed the group. Now, the debut single “Fall on the Blade” introduces Static and Surrender. On the track, a propulsive groove entwines with a hyper-charged riff as Jeff’s voice immediately captivates via an unforgettable hook.

Paving the way for their upcoming full-length Static and Surrender, the follow-up single “If Only We Could Sleep” pairs a drowsy buzz with a blues-infused kick. Brought to life in a 360-degree VR music video, the song showcases the band’s depth and dynamics.

“Lyrically, I wrote that song when I was struggling with insomnia,” recalls the frontman. “It was around the time of the election, and there was a lot of negativity popping up. The climate brought out the worst in people. That negativity drives some of us so crazy we can’t sleep. The video reflects the nightmare.”

Rounded out by touring bassist Lauren Stockner (Cruel Youth, Meg Myers) Static and Surrender evoke that feeling whether they’re on stage or in the studio. It has the power to really resonate too.

“If a song stirs emotion in you, speaks to you, causes you to sing in the shower, or makes you want to have sex, we’ve done our job,” Jeff leaves off. “The music we like gets us through our days. We hope we can do the same for other people.”

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'A View Through The Lens' featuring artist Chris Shouse, an interactive exhibit
Jan
12
to Feb 9

'A View Through The Lens' featuring artist Chris Shouse, an interactive exhibit

An interactive exhibit, come Vote!

Chris Shouse, ‘Growing up in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range, I have an attachment to nature and our role in it. I look towards natural objects when searching for flow and beauty. Even during my time deployed as a soldier in the United States Army, I found myself often inspecting things around me, more marveled than afraid. I have recently braved the waters of abstract art, marrying influences of my past experiences with my current interests and passions. I believe each work to be a composition viewed through a lens’.

Chris is excited to share his artwork through this interactive exhibit. He asks that you help in the completion of the series by casting your vote on the final painting. Come Vote! and the results will be shared at the close of the exhibit.

Chris now lives in Long Beach, CA and his abstract paintings will be complimented by the figurative sculptures of Susan Erikson Hawkins.

Susan Erikson Hawkins is an artist native to southern California who lives and works in Long Beach. Her figurative sculptures in polychrome plaster, bronze, terracotta, and steel evoke a sense of turbulent motion and inner conflict. The artist utilizes the unique properties of the material to create an integration between the structural and aesthetic development of the sculptures. 

Note: A portion of the proceeds will be donated to benefit US American Veterans through ‘Rock for Vets’.

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'Everything Begins Elsewhere' featuring paintings by Annie Clavel
Dec
15
to Jan 5

'Everything Begins Elsewhere' featuring paintings by Annie Clavel

Exhibit Closing Reception: January 5th 5-8 pm

(Gallery hours: January 4th 4-6 pm and January 5th 1-8 pm)

‘Everything Begins Elsewhere’ borrows from the realm of the quantum world, and aims to visualize the scientific exploration of the unknown. Everything is open to theoretical conjecture. There’s infinite latitude for artistic supposition of subatomic, entangled particles, waves, cosmology, quantum theory, and their applications.

“The race to further understand and eventually harness the potential power of the quantum world is well underway, with each year bringing scientists closer to technologies such as quantum computers and quantum encryption.” Eric Lucero

Annie Clavel is a French artist. She grew up in Paris where she studied mathematics and computer science. She moved from France to California in 2006. Once in the US, she created Les Jolis Trésors Art Gallery in Long Beach, and managed it from 2009 to 2014.

In this show, she wants to emphasize the paths between universes as her artistic approach. Her vision of quantum mechanics helps her in relating parallel universes to each other. There is a similarity between these universes and life's mental processes (consciousness, dreaming, mathematics) — and they’re all interconnected.

In her paintings, she explores the duality between her scientific perceptions and her creative life. She imagines mathematical theories in color, shapes, light, and movement. Her colorful surfaces depict universes driven by quantum mechanics, and mathematical concepts.

Website: www.annieclavel.com

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Exhibit Closing: Karin Swildens' It Takes A Village
Dec
1
5:00 PM17:00

Exhibit Closing: Karin Swildens' It Takes A Village

A Closing visit with Sculptor Karin Swilden Sunday, Dec 2, 2 -3 pm

Visit with featured Sculptor, Karin Swildens as her exhibit closes. Karin will discuss her love of sculpting and the inspiration for her imaginative work.

A SCULPTURE

I feel the urge; Of a sculpture; As a bubble in my belly; Similar to the stirrings; Of a new life within

This bubble; Needs a meaning; A reason to be; So I have to stay still; And listen and look inside; ; And find the place; Of Abundance; Abundance offers; An inexhaustible; Flow of ideas

My bliss is to choose One; Follow it track it; Catch it keep it and; Cover it with layers; Of Clay; So it becomes a SHAPE; A solid FORM; That we can SEE; With our naked eyes

It’s a SCULPTURE

Karin Swildens

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Featured Artist - Karin Swildens
Nov
10
5:00 PM17:00

Featured Artist - Karin Swildens

Exhibit Opening: It Takes A Village

C Gallery on Broadway presents “It Takes a Village” featuring clay and bronze sculptures by the artist, Karin Swildens, opening on November 10th from 5 to 8 pm. Music at the event by jazz guitarist, Frank Potenza.

Karin was born in the Netherlands, raised in Morocco and studied art at "Les Arts Décoratifs" in Paris; her art-deco pieces are reminiscent of her European background. She worked on the restoration of “Le Louvre Museum” paintings, illustrated children's magazines and was the author and illustrator of a children's book, "Poutou et Pitchoun" published by Dessain et Torla, Paris, France, and designed  scarfs for "Hermès", one of the top fashion and accessory design companies in Paris.

Stories, experiences, imagination and mythology are the basis of her inspiration. She uses archetypal and personal symbols to convey a message of respect for "Joy and Humor in Life" and has developed her own vocabulary of shapes:  Women to express feelings, “Horses” to show strength and intuition, carved “Eggs” for new beginnings, and “Doors” to let go of past experiences. Karin Swildens' artwork is shown in many art galleries, in The USA and abroad. http://www.karinswildens.com/

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Oct
6
5:00 PM17:00

Grand Opening Celebration

C Gallery on Broadway invites you to join in the celebration of its Grand Opening on Saturday, October 6th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

The Grand Opening exhibit is ‘Glass + Light = Magic’ and will feature the work of Alisha Volotzky, glass artist and sculptor, Rhonda Kap, metal sculptor complimented by Ronen Pollak’s ethereal acrylic paintings.

Enjoy food by Restauration and live music provided by Roman Street, an internationally known and trained instrumental band specializing in Nuevo Flamenco.  http://www.romanstreet.com/

Experience the ‘Magic’ at C Gallery on Broadway’ as you enjoy the dance and interplay of art and light with the added dash of Flamenco guitarists!

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Aug
11
to Aug 25

A Visit with Friends

Closing reception August 25th, 6 pm to 8 pm

A Visit with Friends showcases the work of artists Michael Ezzell, Mark & Julia Glocke, Rhonda Kap, Warren Long, Kenneth Brayden Matthews, Olympio, W.B.S., Theodore Svenningsen, and Alisha Volotzky

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