Outdoor Film Screening and New Exhibitions Highlight artXwalk This Month

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ArtExchange (ArtX) will host its monthly “artXwalk” on October 10th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at 356 East Third Street, Long Beach, CA 90802.  The event will feature an outdoor film screening, exhibitions, open studio tours, free art activities and refreshments in the storefronts along Third Street between Long Beach Boulevard and Elm Avenue.  Admission to the event is free and open to public.

Continuing in the Main Gallery is Other Places, an exhibition of landscape works related to a complex mix of nature and culture expressed through a range of traditional landscape subjects and others less conventional motifs. The participating artists are Andrew Dickson (Professor of Drawing and Painting at Cal State Fullerton), Yu Ji (Professor of Drawing and Painting at Cal State Long Beach), and Jonathan Puls (Professor of Drawing and Painting at Biola University).

At 7:00 PM, mobile film series Ambulante California brings the outdoor screening of the documentary, Underwater Dreams in the parking lot adjacent Acres of Books. The film chronicles the compelling story of four teenage boys, the sons of Mexican immigrants, who enter an underwater robotics competition and prove to be engineering powerhouses. Ambulante California is a rogue, pop up documentary film festival sparking dialogue and reflecting multicultural perspectives through free community experiences. The screening is presented in partnership with ArtExchange, Palacio Magazine, Building Healthy Communities Long Beach with funding provided by the California Endowment

ArtX’s Studio Space 350 presents the opening reception for Sign Language, a one person exhibition featuring Erik Glen.  As an artist, Erik allows himself to find interest in the feeling and use of language.  His curiosity leads him to his subjective exposure to words said in passing, conversations, or just personal interest. Using stylized fonts and colors created with thoughtful craftsmanship he transforms words into amalgamated visual poems that challenge the viewer to discover new worlds.  Erik was born in the South Bay of Los Angeles, educated in San Diego, and has spent a greater portion of his adult life living in the San Francisco Bay area.  Erik lives and works in Los Angeles.  The opening reception will also feature Street Magic by Arkhangel.

Printmakers Christian Ward and Alex Fridrich explore the idea of food as art with Menu. They examine food as an entry point to new communities with some potential as art to connect people and their surroundings.  Their portfolio of prints documents food experiences with a creative lens that celebrates the complex role food plays in our lives.

The Shivers is dedicated to that which makes the hairs on the back of one’s neck stand up by the ArtX studio artists Noel Madrid, Rebecca Giesking and Joy Shannon, collectively know as Room + Border.

Taking Your Time and Space from Margie Darrow is an installation of projection, presentation and documentation of streaming of consciousness pen and ink drawings created nearly daily over the last year. The installation will also features artwork of Ben Horak.

Kenny McBride presents Something in the Dark II, his second annual October exhibition of darker paintings playing with eerie light sources and subjects.

The New Terror from John Thatcher Montgomery, Jr. looks to provide insight into the realities of tracking as a duality of surveillance and segregation through non-monumental sculptures and video.

ArtX Studio Artist Leah C. Dixon presents open studio with new digital paintings along and casual video mashups.  Ready to frame artist proof prints will be available for $100.

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