Deviant Design Group Teams With Artist Debbie Lewis To Present “Long Beach Soul: Now and Then”

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Deviant Design Group (DDG) owner, Mark Barata, and Long Beach watercolor artist, Debbie Lewis, have teamed up to present “Long Beach Soul: Now and Then” on April 14 at DDG’s new flagship store in downtown Long Beach’s Arts District. From 8-11 pm, they will celebrate all that is best about Long Beach by presenting new Long Beach-themed jewelry, as well as a new painting which contains 10 Long Beach icons from the past and present. The public are cordially invited.

The evening will include a ribbon-cutting event and champagne toast, a silent auction for the new painting and new jewelry piece, as well as a raffle for a print of the painting.

Ms. Lewis has been painting Long Beach scenes for the past 3 years, concentrating on historic buildings, including the Villa Riviera, Queen Mary and historic homes, and will have many of her original works, as well as prints, on display and available for purchase.

“My new painting, ‘Long Beach Soul: Now & Then’, grew out of a brainstorming session with Mark, in which we developed the concept of an image that contains well-known Long Beach icons from 75 years ago, all the way to the present,” she said.

“Many hours of research went into finding and choosing the best images to include and working out how to make them all fit together in one painting. It will be fun to see how many people can identify all 10 icons that I included,” she added.

Mr. Barata will present his new Long Beach-themed pendant and will be hosting the event at his new store, which is just two blocks away from that night’s Artwalk on Linden Ave.

Deviant Design Group is a premiere jewelry design company that specializes in custom projects. With over four decades of experience, DDG handcrafts the most impeccable pieces which exemplify attitude with a fresh new approach. The company only uses the finest of materials, crafted here in the United States by the world’s finest artists. Their work departs from usual or accepted standards in hopes to achieve diversity through controversy.

Debbie Lewis has been painting Long Beach landscapes and buildings since moving to Long Beach in 2008 and welcomes commissions to capture your favorite building or scene wherever it may be.

Both can be contacted via their websites.

For more information about the event, please contact Deviant Design Group at 256 Elm Ave, Long Beach 90802 at (562) 912 4269.

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