Sunday, August 12, 2012

Long Beach Museum of Art

Yesterday, I went to the Surface Art Association meeting at the Long Beach Museum of Art. It was so nice to get out of the heat of the valley and see incredible art.

After a short SAA meeting, Sue Ann Robinson (the museum's Director of Collections) showed us the exhibits. First was the Small Expressions 2012 exhibit that was part of the Handweavers Guild of America's Convergence 2012 Convention. We were allowed to take pictures of this exhibit. Here are three works that were made an impression on me.

This first piece is called Hydrangea by artist Lisa Hart. It's made with real Hydrangea petals.

This woven piece is called Dialogue II by artist Marcia Weiss. She used cotton and linen thread to weave this intricate design.

Artist Jenine Shereos piece is called Leaves. She used human hair to make this delicate leaves.

On the same floor as the Small Expressions exhibit is the permanent collections which included California Modernism and Contemporary Art of California. Amazing pieces.

The other current exhibit is called Buena Vista: California Painters in Mexico. Another inspiring exhibit. If you are in the Long Beach area, I highly recommend visiting the Long Beach Museum of Art.


  1. Wow... I love all three. The human hair leaves are unbelievable - I would definitely need a big ol' magnifying glass for that! Thanks for sharing - so inspirational!

  2. I'm glad you liked the photos, Jenny. It was such an inspiring exhibit. I agree with you about the human hair leaves. ~:o)

  3. Thanks for posting your three prized picks from the exhibit. This is especially great for those of us who are unable to attend the exhibit. Each of your choices is unique and inspiring.

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. The museum and exhibit was so inspiring. Also, you can't beat the location...right by the ocean!