EXHIBITION ARTFUL HEALING WHEN On View:April 10, 2016 - May 29, 2016 WHERE Gallery D MORE INFO (562) 437-1689 GET TICKETS In support of MOLAA’s 20th anniversary, the Port to Learning Gallery at the Museum of Latin American Art presents Artful Healing, an exhibition that explores the restorative power of art. Artful Healing displays how art has the ability to “heal the body and elevate the soul,” a belief central to the philosophy of MOLAA’s founder Dr. Robert Gumbiner. Curated by five local high school students, Artful Healing presents objects from MOLAA’s Permanent Collection alongside works by Long Beach artists of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Curators Crispin Jay Salapare III, Valerie Duarte, Stephanie Hernández, Keila Rivera, Sebastian Castle. Artful Healing is curated by Sebastian Castle, Valerie Duarte, Stephanie Hernández, Keila Rivera, and Crispin Jay Salapare III and was organized by Nalini Elias, MOLAA’s Education Programs Coordinator with the support of Gabriela Martínez, MOLAA’s Curator of Education. The curators have categorized the selected works within the themes of Understanding, Process, Connections and Growth. The sculptures, photographs, drawings, paintings, and installation works included in the exhibition not only depict physical, spiritual, and emotional challenges but also show how artists work through problems by making art. Through the pieces in the exhibit, visitors will identify the common threads that bind us together, blurring the lines between the individual, shared, and collective experiences that make us human FEATURED ARTISTS Annie Chang Christine Lee Smith Aunica Cesena Andreana Santos-How Cristina Mariotta David A. Greene Sr. Dennis Lauterwasser Eduardo Kingman Elise Bernal Giselle Ruiz James Thorp Jorge H. Lopez Judith Kepes Karen Emmett Michael Chez Paulina Lily LaBare Romina Del Castillo Ronald Morán Sara Modiano Shamir Alvarez Sarah Norton Silvya E. Luna Manquero Suzanne Doake Tidawhitney Lek JOIN IN THE CONVERSATION! Use the hashtags #ArtfulHealing & #TipsForHealing Facebook: Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA)Twitter: @MolaaTumblr: MuseumOfLatinAmericanArtInstagram: MolaaArt ABOUT THE PORT TO LEARNING: The Port to Learning is a new gallery space committed to expanding visitors’ understanding of topics central to MOLAA’s mission through interactive educational programming. Coordinated by Gabriela Martínez, Curator of Education at MOLAA, and Nalini Elias, MOLAA’s Education Programs Coordinator, the gallery will present a series of exhibitions and events, organized with members of the community, that provide local artists and emerging curators—of all ages—the opportunity to explore museum careers through hands-on experiences. Exhibition support provided by: ADDRESS + DIRECTIONS 628 Alamitos Avenue Long Beach, CA 90802 Phone 562.437.1689 Fax 562.216.4190 There is ample free parking adjacent to the Museum. GO METRO: The METRO Blue Line connects Los Angeles to Long Beach. Exit 5th St. Station at 598 N. Long Beach Blvd. LB, 90802. From the train platform, take 6th street east to Alamitos. Arrive at the Museum, located between 6th and 7th street at 628 Alamitos Ave, LB. 90802. For your best route, use METRO’s Trip Planner. MUSEUM + STORE HOURS Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday (extended hours) - 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday - Closed 4th of July - Closed Thanksgiving - Closed Christmas / December 24 and December 25 - Closed New Years Day - Closed ADMISSION PRICING General Admission $ 10.00 Seniors $ 7.00 Students $ 7.00 MOLAA Members FREE Children under 12 years FREE Free Admission Every Sunday Free Admission the fourth Thursday of every month between 5:00-9:00 p.m. Parking $5 JOIN OUR NEWSLETTER Sign up for MOLAA's email announcements and receive information about exhibitions, educational programs and events.