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Slideshow: Couriers of Hope at Port City Creative Guild


Andrew Hem (Couriers of Hope/Creative Class Collective)Kelsey Zwarka (Couriers of Hope/Arts Council Long Beach)Kelsey Zwarka (Couriers of Hope/Arts Council Long Beach)Ali Smith (Couriers of Hope/Arts Council Long Beach)Ali Smith (Couriers of Hope/Arts Council Long Beach)Rosanne Kang Jovanovski (Couriers of Hope/Creative Class Collective)Martin Etem (Couriers of Hope/Arts Council Long Beach)Martin Etem (Couriers of Hope/Arts Council Long Beach)Martin Etem (Couriers of Hope/Arts Council Long Beach)Jason Keam (Couriers of Hope/Arts Council Long Beach)Christine Yoon (Couriers of Hope/Creative Class Collective)Jason Keam (Couriers of Hope/Arts Council Long Beach)Abel Alejandre (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Abel Alejandre (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Angela Willcocks (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Angela Willcocks (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Betsy Lohrer Hall (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Betsy Lohrer Hall (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Narsiso Martinez (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Narsiso Martinez (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Biddy Tran (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Tim Youd (Couriers of Hope/Compound)Biddy Tran (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Abel Alejandre (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Connie DK Lane (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Hilary Norcliffe (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Hilary Norcliffe (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Juan Gomez (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Kadie DiCarlo (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Noah Thomas (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Noah Thomas (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Sarah C. Arnold (Couriers of Hope/Kleefeld Contemporary)Ameera Daaood (Couriers of Hope/Compound)Brittany Mojo (Couriers of Hope/Compound)Luis Zavala Tapia (Couriers of Hope/Compound)Miranda Villanueva (Couriers of Hope/Compound)Alex Sheriff (Couriers of Hope/CACtTUS)Alex Sheriff (Couriers of Hope/CACtTUS)Jorge Mujica (Couriers of Hope/CACtTUS)Rachel Lynn (Couriers of Hope/CACtTUS)Rebecca Giesking (Couriers of Hope/CACtTUS)Catherine Kaleel (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)Diana L. Sanchez (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)Edgar Martinez (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)Elizabeth Munzon (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)James Brooks (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)James Brooks (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)Juan Gomez (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)Meghan Boterenbrood (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)Steph Han (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)Steph Han (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)Steph Han (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)Tidawhitney Lek (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)Tidawhitney Lek (Couriers of Hope/Flatline)Alex Shapiro (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Bodeck Luna (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Enkidu Vargas (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Enkidu Vargas (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Erwin Papa (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Jesse Jacobellis (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Joon the Goon (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Joon the Goon (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Kelly Yamagishi (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Kelly Yamagishi (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Mister Toldeo (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Roshi (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Roshi (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Tarik Mask (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Tarik Mask (Couriers of Hope/Icehouse)Eric Rauseo (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Jack Kelly (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Jack Kelly (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Jayro Sandoval (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Jayro Sandoval (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Joey Stupor (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Joey Stupor (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Jonathan Martinez (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Jonathan Martinez (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Kiki Onaga (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Vladimir Noel (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Vladimir Noel (Couriers of Hope/Inspired LBC)Aaron Jupin (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Aaron Jupin (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)RFX 1 (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Aaron Jupin (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Adam Harrison (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Adam Harrison (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Ben Jackel (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Elyse Pignolet (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Elyse Pignolet (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Elyse Pignolet (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Jennifer Celio (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Jennifer Celio (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Jennifer Celio (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Judy Kepes (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Jupiter Lockett (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Ryan Callis (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Ryan Callis (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Ryan Callis (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Yoskay Yamamoto (Couriers of Hope/Creative Class Collective)Sharif Farrag (Couriers of Hope/Long Beach Museum of Art)Jason Pereira (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Jason Pereira (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Jason Pereira (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Kiki Rivera (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Kiki Rivera (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Kiki Rivera (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Samantha Tagaloa (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Samantha Tagaloa (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Samantha Tagaloa (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Sid Duenas (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Sid Duenas (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Sid Duenas (Couriers of Hope/Pacific Island Ethnic Art Museum)Sean Chao (Couriers of Hope/Creative Class Collective)Sean Chao (Couriers of Hope/Creative Class Collective)Edwin Ushiro (Couriers of Hope/Creative Class Collective)Edwin Ushiro (Couriers of Hope/Creative Class Collective)Jeff Ma (Couriers of Hope/Creative Class Collective)

An eclectic and engaging art project collecting small scale works from over 80 artists, Couriers of Hope invite contributors to make drawings on envelopes, responding to the shared prompt of “hopefulness.” Participating artists include Andrew Hem, Tim Youd, Elyse Pignolet, Narsiso Martinez, Christine Yoon, Edwin Ushiro, Ben Jackel, Yoskay Yamamoto, Aaron De La Cruz, Jennifer Celio, Ryan Callis, and many other fresh and eclectic voices — including LBUSD students who are invited to trade their own works for pieces from the show.

Channeling both conceptual mail art movements of the 1960s, and the symbolism of connectedness and intimacy evoked by snail mail (not to mention supporting the USPS), Couriers of Hope was a collaboration between 10 Long Beach museums, galleries, and arts organizations as well as the school district, and as the show continues to grow, so does the message.

On view online; in-person viewing in the street-level windows at the Psychic Temple of the Holy Kiss, 228 E. Broadway, Long Beach; 9am-6pm daily, through February 28; portcitycreativeguild.org.

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