Current Exhibit

FROM WITHIN

September 9th – November 5th, 2017

Club d’Art at Long Beach City College, the Art Exchange, and the Long Beach Museum of Art are very pleased to present From Within, curated by Ron Nelson.  From Within is a comprehensive showcase of exemplary student artwork from over recent years and is Club d’Art’s first partnership with local art organizations.

A new generation of talented young artists is blossoming at LBCC, and each of them has their own unique personal style, unique message to express to the community, and unique source of boundless inspiration.  From Within shares this dynamic artistic expression with the community.  The exhibition will be on display at the Art Exchange in Downtown Long Beach from September 9th through November 5th, 2017.  A public opening reception will be held on Friday, September 15th from 5-8 pm.  Curator’s talk, artist talks, and lectures will be held between September 18th and November 3rd, dates to be announced by the Art Exchange.

Club d’Art warmly welcomes our new advisor, artist and professor Vietnamese-born Brian Doan, whose work has been exhibited internationally.  Mr. Doan received his Bachelor’s in Photography from the University of Colorado and his Master’s from the Massachusetts College of Art.

We are also thrilled to welcome Ron C. Nelson as our guest curator.  Mr. Nelson has been the Executive Director of the Long Beach Museum of Art since 2007 and is an Executive Board member at the Art Exchange.  With extensive experience as both a curator and an art historian, Mr. Nelson has an in-depth knowledge of the history of Californian art, as well as contemporary art and culture.  A Long Beach resident for 25 years, he is an avid art collector, with special appreciation for cultural art, historical artifacts, and design.

A beautifully designed catalogue will accompany the exhibition, with an introduction by Mr. Nelson, highlighting the 108 works he has hand-selected from all areas of the art department: Photography, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Applied Design, Ceramics, and our award-winning Jewelry and Graphic Design programs.

Please visit Art Exchange at 356 E. 3rd St. to view this exhibit.