The Center Long Beach is pleased to announce the next in a series of on-going art exhibits featuring LGBT artists. A collection entitled California Landscapes by Greg Fritsche will be featured throughout the Center from
March 3 through April 30, with an opening wine and cheese reception on Sunday March 3rd from 2:00-5:00 pm at the Center. The event is free and open to the public.
Fritsche is a California native, and has been a resident of Long Beach since 1980. He specializes in landscapes, oil on canvas. His inspiration has always been the natural beauty of the California coast. He has traveled extensively throughout the state and takes most interest in the incredible flora along the coastlines of Carmel, Mendocino, San Luis Obispo, La Jolla and Laguna. Fritsche says he paints in the tradition of other great California impressionists.
All of his work is available for sale with partial proceeds benefitting the program and services at The Center. “This a wonderful way to engage the community and profile some our most talented local artists” says Phyllis Schmidt, a member of the board of The Center and chair of the art committee. “We look forward to welcoming the community into The Center every two month for a new show” she added.
The Center’s first exhibit of the year entitled Gardens: oil paintings on canvas, by artist Donald Tiscareno runs through February 28. To date this vibrant collection of succulents and cacti indigenous to southern California has been a huge success, wowing Center patrons and selling more than a dozen pieces.
The Center is located at 2017 East 4th Street in Long Beach and open Monday thru Friday from 11am – 9pm and on Saturdays from noon – 3pm.