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Port Captured in Photos for Arts Month

Downtown gallery show opens with Nov. 2 reception

October 24, 2013

 

A special evening reception Nov. 2 will open an exhibition featuring Port of Long Beach images created by local photographers — amateurs and pros alike — at the Bungalow Galleries in downtown Long Beach.

The public is welcome to attend the free event hosted by the Arts Council for Long Beach, in partnership with the Port, 6-10 p.m. at 727 Pine Ave., Long Beach.

The adjudicated gallery show is the culmination of a program offered by the Port in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach as part of Long Beach Arts Month. The Port hosted a free workshop and photographic harbor tour in October, where nearly 100 local photography enthusiasts were tutored by the professional contract photographers who who shoot pictures of the ships, workers, wharves and machines of the Port of Long Beach.

The Arts Council for Long Beach designates each October as Long Beach Arts Month, as an annual celebration of local arts and culture.

“This project has been a wonderful way for the Port to support the arts and to engage the Long Beach community. It’s also a great way to reveal the strikingly beautiful images of the harbor,” said Thomas Fields, President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.

A jury panel composed of professional photographers and members of the Arts Council selected the winning photos, which were taken during the harbor tour.

The gallery reception will feature a live VJ mixing Port videos and film from the workshop and tour. The exhibit runs through Nov. 22, 2013.

For more information on the Port photography exhibit, visit www.polb.com/phototour.

For more information on the Arts Council for Long Beach, visit www.artslb.org.

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