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A Tea Gathering

Limited Seating Available and Pre-Registration Required

  • Date: 02/24/2019 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
  • Location: Manhattan Beach Art Center
    1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
    Manhattan Beach, California 90266
  • Introduction: Artist, Jesús Chaidez, is bringing his Downtown LA Tea Bar to Manhattan Beach! Join us for an afternoon tea tasting ceremony where we taste signature teas from around the world and learn about folklore associated with them. Explore loose leaf tea and improve your own tea making at home.
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A Tea Gathering

Jesús Chaidez, local tea expert pouring teaSunday, February 24, 2019
4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Fee: $40
Registration Activity Number: 33312

Manhattan Beach Art Center
1560 Manhattan Beach Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

This tea tasting experience is the first of its kind at the Manhattan Beach Art Center. At an exceptional cost of $40, space is limited with twelve spots available for this experience. Jesús Chaidez is not only a local Los Angeles artist, but also a tea expert with over 15 years of experience in the tea industry.

Join us for an afternoon of tea tasting where we will sample signature teas from around the world and learn about the folklore and history associated with them. You will get an introduction to loose leaf tea and different brewing methods that will improve the way you brew tea at home.

Before the workshop, be sure to check out the current art exhibition, TWO by Two- Stories Beneath the Surface with artists Amelia Amell and Jesús Chaidez.

Both artists have been informed by their rich cultural backgrounds, one from the island of Hispaniola and the other from Culiacan, Mexico. As a whole, the exhibit examines artists living in two worlds and the impact of global politics, personal histories, and cultural symbolism. Curated by Singletree Arts, the exhibition highlights two important contemporary artists and their art making practice.

Drug Tunnel, 2018 by Jesus ChaidezJesús Chaidez was born in Culiacan Sinaloa and immigrated to the United States when he was five years old. He attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, and received his B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2005. His work explores the importance of under painting (the layering of paint). The work is inspired by the burial mound traditions and through meditative mark - making the layers of color form mounds of dramatic grass. They tell the story of “Illegal immigration,” and the drug trade which shares the same infrastructure and destination. Chaidez is also an expert in the art of tea and will be hosting a few workshops throughout the exhibition.

Amelia Amell was born on Hispaniola and is currently a resident of Manhattan Beach. She has always been haunted by a sense of separation, a feeling of not belonging to a family, a society, or even a body. Eventually understanding that this feeling is common to the human experience, she is searching for security in a constantly changing world, forever longing for belonging. Her art emerges from this universal desire to make things whole again, especially to bridge the mundane and the divine.Luna, 2017 by Amelia Amell

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For more information, please contact the Manhattan Beach Art Center at (310) 802-5440 or the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448.

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