Lisa Engelbrecht www.lisaengelbrecht.com
Barbara Close www.bcdezigns.com
Cultural Alliance of Long Beach 562-436-3421, cell 562-331-4055
Cultural Alliance of Long Beach and Publishing Urban Words presents.... Wordz In Motion: A Celebration of the Beauty of Expression Through Art and Poetry. Featuring Spoken Word Artist UrbanVoodoo and the Inkwell Collective with Classical Calligraphy Artist Lisa Engelbrecht and the works of lettering artist Barbara Close, the exhibit will meld contemporary urban spoken word with the practice of Calligraphy to produce powerful statements on contemporary culture. The Society for Calligraphy, Southern California will demonstrate hand lettering and participants will be able to make bookmarks and cards.
The opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 2 beginning at 5 p.m. at the Bungalow Art Center at 737 Pine Avenue in downtown Long Beach with family activities and an open mic for youth from 5 – 7p.m., a reception from 7 – 8p.m. featuring open mic performances by local spoken word enthusiasts. Spoken word performances by local artists will begin at 8p.m. and local cellist Darius Gottleib will accompany UrbanVoodoo on his poem, Little Andre. The exhibit continues through February 24, with gallery hours Wednesday – Friday, from 4 – 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m. For questions on Cultural Alliance of Long Beach, call 562-436-3421