Save the Date: Mural Painting and Event Programming for POW! WOW! Long Beach: Monday July 11th – Sunday July 17th
POW! WOW! Long Beach is returning for the second consecutive year from Monday, July 11 to Sunday, July 17, 2016. Artists from around the globe will participate in the week- long event bringing art and culture to the city.
POW! WOW! is a gathering of contemporary artists that engages with the broader community in the process and creation of art. Long Beach will play host to an exciting week filled with live mural paintings, art exhibitions, talks and more. In addition, the Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace Gallery and POW! WOW! will host the opening of “Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension,” on Friday, July 15 from 7 PM to 10 PM.
“Long Beach is the perfect setting for POW! WOW! The creative community in the city is thriving with art and music and has become a hub for artists,”
stated Jasper Wong, founder and lead director of POW! WOW!
“The amount of support that the city has shown is incredible and we look forward to another great event.”
Featured artists include Pantonio, Ernest Zacharevic, Aaron Li-Hill, Sarah Joncas, Cinta Vidal, Hitotzuki, Andrew Hem, Edwin Ushiro, Yoskay Yamamoto, Hula, and more. The public is invited to watch and experience the process of the artists as they create their murals throughout the city.
The POW! WOW! Long Beach Pop-Up Store will be located at the Edison Theatre at 213 East Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802. The temporary storefront will have limited edition POW! WOW! Long Beach apparel including hats, t-shirts, and accessories for sale during the event week.
Additionally, the POW! WOW! School of Music will be conducting their program with student performances scheduled throughout the week. Other events include artist talks and parties, with the full calendar of events listed below.
Cartwheel Art is proud to be a media partner. Please see below for more information about our POW! WOW! Long Beach contributors Julie Faith, Melinda Sanchez and Cindy Schwarzstein.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MONDAY, JULY 11th 1o:00am – Sunday July 17th 6:00pm:
- Mural Painting: Featured artists include Pantonio, Ernest Zacharevic, Aaron Li-Hill, Sarah Joncas, Cinta Vidal, Hitotzuki, Andrew Hem, Edwin Ushiro, Yoskay Yamamoto, Hula, and more. The public is invited to watch and experience the process of the artists as they create their murals throughout the city.
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 7:00-8:00 PM:
• Imprint Presents: A Talk with Martha Cooper & Ernest Zacharevic, hosted by Eugene Kan
Renowned photojournalist Martha Cooper and contemporary artist, Ernest Zacharevic, will talk about their careers in the creative field. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online here.
Located at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814.
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 8:00-10:00 PM:
• POW! WOW! x 1xRUN Fine Art Print Exhibition. Featuring Editions by The POW! WOW! Family of Artists from Across the Globe.
Featuring editions of the POW! WOW! family of artists on display and for sale. This event is free and open to the public.
Located at the Edison Theatre, 213 E Broadway, Long Beach, CA 90802.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 13, 7:00-8:00 PM:
• Imprint Presents Jeff Staple 1-2-1 with Sean “Hula” Yoro
Jeff Staple will discuss the career and work with artist, Sean “Hula” Yoro. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online here.
Located at the Art Theatre of Long Beach, 2025 E 4th St, Long Beach, CA 90814.
THURSDAY, JULY 14, 7:00-11:00 PM:
• POW! WOW! Night Dive
An 18+ evening event at the Aquarium of the Pacific that will feature music from bands & DJs, art, drinks, and food trucks.
Located at the Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. Facebook Invite with more details here
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 7:00-10:00 PM:
• Vitality and Verve: In the Third Dimension
The Long Beach Museum of Art in collaboration with Thinkspace and POW! WOW! Twenty international artists have been invited to transform both floors of the LBMA this coming July by way of murals, installations and more.
Located at the Long Beach Museum of Art, 2300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90803. Opening will be on Friday, July 15 between 7pm to 10pm. Exhibition will run between July 16 and October 16. More details and to purchase tickets can be found here.
ABOUT POW! WOW!
POW! WOW! is a gathering of contemporary artists that engages the broader community in the process and creation of art. Centered around a week-long event in Hawai’i, POW! WOW! has grown into a global network of artists and organized gallery shows, lecture series, education in art and music, mural projects, concerts, and live art installations across the globe. More can be found here.
Cartwheel Art Contributors for POW! WOW! Long Beach:
Julie Faith: Julie Faith is an urban art photographer who focuses primarily on graffiti and street art, the very nature of which is fleeting and therefore must be documented. Her passion and joy are in capturing the unexpected, the spontaneous, the magical. She spends countless hours searching for art hidden in plain sight on the streets of LA and beyond. “There is simply nothing better,” Julie says, “than going into a situation unscripted, eyes wide open, camera in hand, and discovering something glorious.” Julie is captivated and inspired by the work of photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Vivian Maier, Martha Cooper, HollowDoubt, and the Lady Art Mafia.
Melinda Sanchez: It was in 2007, a trip to New York, that Melinda Sanchez knew she wanted to devote herself to art, specifically the culture of street art. Melinda felt it was important that she had a background in the business of art in order to grow as an artist herself. Working as a Gallery Assistant at Upper Playground in Downtown Los Angeles, she had the opportunity to learn from gallery staff, photographers, and prestigious street artists. As her knowledge of galleries and artists grew, her own talents as a photographer developed.
Melinda is driven by the idea that ease of access to social media and technology is a positive force in the democratization of street art. Melinda describes a common theme in her own work as finding “beauty in the breakdown.” She understands the universal hardship every individual faces, and feels that art is an integral mechanism in the process of healing.
Cindy Schwarzstein: Cindy’s exposure to art and adventure began at an early age in Haiti, where her parents owned an art gallery, and continued during her adolescence in Laguna Beach, an art colony and a core location for art creatives in the surf and skate culture. Cindy is inspired by many types of art forms and styles. However, based on her early experiences of outsider art and art on the street, along with salvaged materials, and the surf/skate culture, you will find that is where she still likes to focus her personal coverage for Cartwheel Art.
Cindy is an art consultant, and the founder of Cartwheel Art and Cartwheel Art Tours. She is is a Downtown Los Angeles Arts District resident, a Los Angeles River Artists and Business (LARABA) board member, and Land Use Committee member and has been a guest speaker for numerous universities, art organizations, including most recently the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for a panel discussion on murals. She’s also been a host committee member for the LA Art Show, while producing and curating numerous art shows and events, along with being a guest juror for a handful of art competitions.
It’s with Cartwheel Art Tours, where she creates specialized immersive and insider experiences as custom and and unique tour itineraries for private groups and organizations. Her speciality is in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District, where Cartwheel Art Tours is based. It’s through her knowledge and passion about the Downtown Los Angeles Art District with its sense of community, artists, and speciality /artisan businesses, the murals and the street art and graffiti, the urban feel with the architectural and landscape mix of repurposed warehouses, buildings and the bridges, that her enthusiasm for providing tours comes through.