October 21, 2010

Inglewood Open Studios_Celebrates Fourth Year With Tour and Group Show:

Tour: Saturday, November 13 – Sunday, November 14, 2010, 1-6pm both days
Group Show: Saturday, November 13 – Saturday, November 27, 2010, Opens Saturday, November 13, 7-10pm.

LOS ANGELES, CA – Dozens of Inglewood artists will open their studios to the public the weekend of November 13-14, 2010 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm during the fourth annual Inglewood Open Studios tour. The event, hosted by Inglewood artists and nonprofit Inglewood Cultural Arts (ICA), will allow visitors to personally tour the studios of established and emerging artists working in drawing, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, photography, installation, and performance. In addition to the tour, Inglewood Open Studios also features a group show, which includes work by all participating tour artists, at the gallery within the brand new Beacon Arts Building from Saturday, November 13 through Saturday, November 27, 2010. In addition to providing the gallery space for the Inglewood Open Studios group show, Beacon Arts will also sponsor an opening reception for the exhibit on November 13, 7:00-10:00pm. Gallery hours for the group show are Tuesday to Saturday 1:00pm to 6:00pm. Beacon Arts (http://www.beaconartsbuilding.com / 310-621-5416) is located at 808 N. La Brea Ave., Inglewood, CA 90302.
Convenient free shuttle bus service, that will run in a continuous loop, will be provided to the public on both Open Studios tour days. Bus service will start at 1:00pm and stop at each location on the route with the last shuttle trip departing Beacon Arts at 5:30pm. Printed maps with Open Studios location details are available online and will be available at each artist's studio and at Beacon Arts on both tour days.

Inglewood Open Studios artist involvement has more than doubled from 17 artists last year to 38 artists currently. Participants include self-taught artists, art educators, and a significant number of graduates from nearby Otis College of Art and Design. The 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.

The 2010 Inglewood Open Studios is hosted by the artists of Inglewood and non-profit ICA, 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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