Sunday, July 4, 2010

California African American Museum Exhibition of Leading Los Angeles Artists

The contemporary art exhibition organized by the California African American Museum (CAAM), which opened March 22, was scheduled to close in mid-June, but will remain on display through Friday, July 30, announced Woody Schofield, CAAM’s deputy director. “This exhibition has proven extremely popular and we are delighted to be able to extend the time that these works will be on view in this excellent downtown space,” he said.

The exhibition presents outstanding work by leading California artists who are members of the California Artist Coalition of Los Angeles. The art is on display at the 7+FIG Art Space gallery in the 7+FIG retail center middle level at Ernst & Young Plaza, 735 S. Figueroa Street. The showcase is open from 12 noon to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, as well as on the Thursday LA Downtown Art Walk evenings during the run of the show, May 13, June 10 and July 8. During the Art Walk, the gallery will be open from noon to 9:00 pm and artists will be on hand to welcome guests. Guests can also enjoy free beer, wine and snacks from 5pm to 9pm on the Art Walk evenings.

More than 20 member artists of the California Artist Coalition of Los Angeles have work on display in the 7+FIG Art Space, which is available through courtesy of arts>Brookfield Properties. This exhibition is part of a unique program created by Brookfield Properties to sponsor art in the unique public spaces of Brookfield Properties’ downtown Los Angeles buildings and to provide a venue that supports local, LA-based artists and arts organizations. The artworks on display include paintings, sculpture, photographs and assemblage. Among the nationally known CACLA artists are Artist Lane, John Outterbridge and Richard Mayhew.

There will be special 7+FIG Kid’s Club programs on several upcoming Saturdays, May 22, June 26 and July 24 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the 7+FIG Art Space, where youngsters can produce their own works by stretching their creative muscles under the helpful eye of artist Teresa Tolliver.

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