Graduate art students at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), have organized and curated an art show presenting work by students from other Masters of Fine Art (MFA) programs in the Southern California area.
The opening reception for the Greater Los Angeles Masters of Fine Arts Exhibition 2010 (GLAMFA) will be held on September 5, 2010 from 4 – 9 p.m. at CSULB. Concurrently, the university hosts the graduate Open Studios.
Over 70 artists will be represented at the GLAMFA / Open Studios event. Now in its sixth year, GLAMFA is the preeminent regional MFA exhibition for the Southern California area. The show aims to generate and maintain an active dialogue between an emerging generation of LA artists and its public.
GLAMFA 2010, displaying more than 40 works in a variety of mediums, will occupy five CSULB art department galleries and several alternative spaces throughout the art department. This year's program represents 10 schools: California Institute of the Arts, Claremont Graduate University, CSU Fullerton, CSU Northridge, Otis College of Art and Design, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, and UC Santa Barbara.
The annual CSULB MFA Open Studios event invites the public to explore the behind-the-scenes working environment of over 40 artists from CSULB's graduate art programs. Open Studio artists will be present and available to answer questions and discuss their practice.
General gallery hours are Monday through Friday 12 - 5 p.m. and Wednesday 12 - 7 p.m. The galleries are located at the south end of the CSULB campus near 7th Street. Parking is available by meter or paid day permit. For directions to the campus or more information on artists and events, visit www.artgrads.com or www.greaterlamfa.com.