Sneak Preview – June 1-2 Long Beach Studio Tour

Monday, March 4, 2019

Linda Fry and I will be part of the 9th Biennial Long Beach Mid-City Studio Tour on June 1st and 2nd. Some of the other featured artists include Michael Stearns, Sue Ann Robinson, Slater Barron, Craig Stone, Nate Jones, John Sanders, Carol Roemer, Ho Chan, Sandy Abrams, and Connie DK Lane.

Linda and I will have our work at the Artists Co-Op (1330 Gladys Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90804).
The other nine participating artists at the Artists Coop are Katie Stubblefield, Karen McCreary, Angie Fegley, Greg Sabin, Linda Fry, Bill Mohr, Sandy Smith, Sarah Soward, Juan M. Gomez, Eliza Solorzano, and Linda Sue Price.

JUNE 1-2, 2019 | 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily

You can find representative work of all the artists participating in the tour at:

Icons of the paintings of the artists are the portal to each selection of individual work.


“Penetralia” — Bill Mohr (2018)

I primarily devoted myself to poetry and criticism during the past half-century, and am best known as a poet as well as an independent press publisher, editor, and literary historian. At the age of 70, however, I began to concentrate with the same kind of intensity on painting. In doing so, I proffered a variation on the title of a well-known poem by Frank O’Hara. It should be emphasized that I have not abandoned poetry, but only expanded its amplitude. The patterns that I currently seek to compress share an emotional and intellectual source with my poetry, and I hope to assemble a sequence of paintings that will give succor to whatever words might survive from all my visionary efforts and effects.

“The rational mind constantly wants to be in charge. The other parts want to fly. My painting is the encounter between the mind’s necessity for control and its yearning to fly, to be free from our ever-confining skull.” – Ed Moses

Black Horse Still Life

“Black Horse Still Life” — Linda Fry

My paintings often begin by combining images that refer to a world in which there is an unknown potential for abundance with an internal landscape of dreams, meditative states, and the comforts of home life. I develop these compositions by first assembling a collage or set of drawings. The paintings’ images reveal themselves in unexpected contexts.

I work with oil paints, watercolors, and various drawing mediums.

I received an AS Degree at Moorpark College, and a BFA in Drawing and Painting at CSULB.

My work has been shown at:
DA Gallery, Pomona
Vacant Storefront @ Gallery Expo, Long Beach
Vision Gallery, Los Angeles
Hellada Gallery, Long Beach
Artist Co-Op Gallery, Long Beach Open Studio Tour

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