Sat, Dec 10|
NEPO+ Long Beach Art Gallery
NEPO+ Winter Solstice Art Pop-up Exhibition
The mission to use art as a catalyst, to increase environmental awareness while restoring the economic growth and quality of life of the Long Beach Community.
Time & Location
Dec 10, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM PST
NEPO+ Long Beach Art Gallery, 2212 N Lakewood Blvd, Long Beach, CA 90815, USA
About the Event
- Link to purchase Tickets $5.00 USD Pre-SaleTickets and $10.00 USD at the door.
NEPO+ Community, Art & Technology is excited to invite you to our second pop-up event in Long Beach to raise awareness for the Salton Sea community and celebrate the approach of the Winter Solstice on Dec 10, 2022.
That evening we plan on hosting a family friendly open mic and craft vendors. The "Glow Gallery" is an interactive experience featuring Desert Shores local artists Steven Zirblis and other California Community Artists Trevon Rogers, Arkar Hein, Shane Gundelfinger, Brandon Honjio, Melissa Rocha, Monkey D. Gabby, Abeeha Awan, Alia Ally, and many more who all participated in the SOS Earth Day Event. We are still accepting applications for craft vendors and open mic performances until November 30th so please reach out and fill out the exhibitor form on this page if you are interested. Our goal is to highlight #upcycled materials and utilize #art and #technology as a catalyst to increase #environmental #awareness as a step towards restoring economic growth and quality of life for the #desertshores #community.
- Out of respect for the Earth this will be a BYOC Event so please bring your own cup so we can ensure a sustainable event and keep waste to a minimum. Souvenir cups will be available for purchase in our online shop starting November 12th.
THE CHALLENGE - The Salton Sea’s natural ecosystem is at the cusp of disappearing and its water depletion is increasing respiratory health issues for nearby communities. Without an instream of revenue supporting restoration projects at the Salton Sea, the management of its water resources becomes a growing concern and forces organizations to scavenge for funding for future projects. The Salton Sea's harsh environmental conditions is increasing each day and there needs to be a “Now Solution.”
MISSION - The mission to use art as a catalyst, to increase environmental awareness while restoring the economic growth and quality of life of the Salton Sea Community.
WHAT IS ARTCUPUNCTURE? - This is not a term used today but a strategy developed by researching several international master-plan guidelines that support sites in need of eco-tourism and case studies that used architectural experience as a catalyst. Creating small intermediate projects that use Art and Urban Acupuncture to attract resources to increase the value of the environment, quality of life and economy of a city. Learn More about Sovanarry Phy's thesis project.
THE VISION - high quality tourist attraction, generate income support for the conservation site, raising awareness & educate, develop mutual relationships