Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Inglewood Open Studios Tour 2010 Begins at BEACON ARTS GALLERY!

Representing artists in Inglewood, the founder of Inglewood Open Studios Tour, 
Renee Fox is pictured in the center between Scott Lane of Beacon Arts Building on the left and 
Sam Hoi, President of Otis College of Art and Design in Westchester
attending the release of the Otis Report on the Creative Economy Los Angeles area, 
Photo by Ginger Van Hook© 2010

There's a new gallery in town, the town of Inglewood, California, that is! 
A new trend revealed in the Otis Report on the Creative Economy in Los Angeles is to reinvigorate the fine artists and the arts in local communities 
by revitalizing old buildings and converting them to work/live spaces for artists, 
gallery showrooms and places for community art forums.
Beacon Arts Building is the new gallery in Inglewood, California 
promoting the fine artistic talents of the local artists living and working 
just minutes away from the LAX Airport and just across town 
from Otis College of Art and Design.

Beacon Arts Regular gallery hours are 1:00pm to 6:00pm Thursday through Saturday, Sundays 1:00pm – 4:00pm. The gallery will be closed for the holidays from December 24, 2010 to January 4, 2011.
Upcoming curators to include Peter Frank, Pavid Pagel, Doug Harvey, Mat Gleason, Richard Lidinsky and more…

THE INGLEWOOD OPEN STUDIOS TOUR 2010 began November 13th and 14th 
at the new gallery 
BEACON ARTS BUILDING located at 808 N. La Brea Inglewood, California 90302
Gallery contact: 310-621-5416

Patrons and art lovers were welcomed into the new Beacon Arts Building 
with maps of the city and postcards listing the 35 artists on tour for the 4th Annual Inglewood Open Studios Tour. Additionally an exhibition showing a sampling of the artists on tour was prominently displayed in the new gallery space. Patrons and visitors could board the busses or trolley provided by the City Of Inglewood, 
thanks to the Mayor, Danial Tabor.

Participating Artists -

Inglewood Open Studios artist involvement has more than doubled from 17 artists last year to 37 artists currently. Participants include self-taught artists, art educators, and a significant number of graduates from nearby Otis College of Art and DesignThe following is an alphabetical list of participating artists in the 2010 Inglewood Open Studios tour:

Elliot Agnew, Alex Becerra, Kavin Buck, Ericka Chapman, Anne Cheek La Rose, 

Claire Cregan, Noelle Cross, W. Don Flores, Edward Ewell, Renée A. Fox, Todd Gray, 
Paul Harrie, Ken Hurbert, Michelle Johnson, Andrew Karl, Sharon Levy, Michael Massenburg, Elizabeth Mauceli, Gale McCall, Chris Mercier, Julia Montgomery, Kenneth Ober,Kour Pour, Kaitlynn Redell, Joan Robey, Kyungmi Shin, Dustin Shuler, Stanley Smith, Johnathan Stofenmacher, Cindy Suriyani, Holly Tempo, Corey Thering, Albert Valdez, Ginger Van Hook, Luke Van Hook, MonaLisa Whitaker, Joey Wolf 

This year's Inglewood Open Studios is dedicated to the much-beloved, long-time Inglewood artist Dustin Shuler, who died earlier this year. He was well-known internationally for his large-scale, vehicle-based public installations such as "Spindle" and "Pinned Butterfly." Shuler participated in both the 2008 and 2009 Inglewood Open Studios tours and, thanks to his wife Karen Zindler-Shuler, his studio will again be open on the tour this year.

Inglewood, CA -
Inglewood is bordered by the LAX International Airport and surrounded by the nearby cities of El Segundo, Playa Del Rey, Marina Del Rey, Westchester, Culver City, and Torrance -- nestled in the center of Los Angeles County.

Inglewood Cultural Arts -
Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA) is a multidisciplinary nonprofit arts organization serving residents of Inglewood and its surrounding communities. ICA's mission is to enhance the quality of life in the community by providing diverse cultural arts programs.www.inglewoodculturalarts.org 

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