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Spring Equinox + Tea + Winter Grain

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Spring Equinox + Tea + Winter Grain

Winter Grain Band photo in room next to windowSunday, March 24, 2019
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Free Admission

Celebrate the start of spring with a musical event by the local folk band, Winter Grain.

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

Before the concert, 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.

Luna, 2017 by Amelia Amell 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.

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Special Exhibition Events at MBAC:

  • Special Spring Equinox Concert with folk rockers, Winter Grain, Sunday, March 24th, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Indigo Dye and Tea Workshop with Jesús Chaidez and MYM Organics, Saturday, April 13th, 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (limited availability and pre-registration required)

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