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Enjoy 'Late Night at the Library'

Aug 23, 2017 12:11PM ● By Jeanne Fratello

Manhattan Beach Library exterior photo by Dennis White

Like the great salons of Paris, a gathering on Friday night at the Manhattan Beach Library promises to be a night filled with art, lively discussions, and delicious food and drink.

"Late Night at the Library," an event co-sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Library and the City of Manhattan Beach, will take place on August 25 from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. It will showcase artwork, a panel discussion among artists, live music, and food and wine.

The featured artwork is from the Method Movement Memory exhibition with works by June Edmonds and Pamela Smith-Hudson. Edmonds and Smith-Hudson will join in a conversation with Dr. Jill Moniz, founder of Transformative Arts and former head curator at the California African American Museum of Los Angeles.

Also featured will be live music by Brian Hudson and Benjamin Gilmore, as well as light refreshments and wine provided by Critic's Choice.

The Method Movement Memory exhibition
is "an exploration of the seemingly unrelated," according to exhibit organizers. Each artist "comes from a vastly different experience and history yet they converge on an intuitive plane."

Pamela Smith-Hudson employs
a variety of techniques in her work such as printmaking, encaustic painting and mixed media drawing. Currently inspired by nature, she incorporates earth tones, texture, and the earth’s natural topography into her work.

June Edmonds creates
vibrant circles of radiant color that are caught at various points in their unfolding and are often cropped like a snapshot; offering a momentary, fragmentary glimpse of a much larger system and process.

A third artist, Nicholette Kominos, creates sculpture that takes inspiration from abandoned places like vintage amusement parks and miniature golf courses.

The artwork is currently on display at both the library and the Manhattan Beach Art Center.

The library will also hold a free workshop with artists on September 2 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with music and art combined together for children and adults.

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