FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Art Museum Council of LACMA is pleased to present
Tommy Hollenstein, Susie McKay Krieser, Arlene Mead, P. J. Ehlert
September 19 – October 30, 2008
Opening Reception:  Friday, September 19, 6:30 - 8:30PM





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Los Angeles County Museum of Art
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Susie McKay Krieser, “First Date”, 2008, acrylic on canvas, 46 x 36”.

The Art Rental & Sales Gallery at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) announces a group show featuring four exciting Southern California artists. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, September 19, 6:30–8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served and admission is free.

Tommy Hollenstein
is a painter whose ‘brushstrokes’ are developed from the impressions of the wheels of his wheelchair. The artist’s technique is meant to express the joy of motion.

Susie McKay Krieser’s paintings reflect the inspiration she receives from live models, and the artwork of Matisse and Milton Avery.

Arlene Mead creates mixed-media artworks, using shredded documents, which explore the nature of privacy in an increasingly interconnected world.

P. J. Ehlert’s photography is comprised of ordinary snapshots that create a nostalgic or dreamlike image that captures a moment in time.
 
The Art Rental & Sales Gallery is located on the lower level of the Bing Center at LACMA. Artworks are available to LACMA members for rental, and for sale to everyone. The gallery is managed by members of LACMA’s Art Museum Council, a volunteer support group. Funds raised by the council support acquisitions and exhibitions at LACMA.
 
The show is on view through October 30 during regular museum hours. Rentals and purchases can be made through the Art Rental & Sales Gallery at the show or during office hours, Tuesday and Thursday–Saturday, 11 am–4 pm. For more information on the exhibition, gallery, or the Art Mu
seum Council, please call 323 857-6500.

Regular museum hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 128 pm; Friday, noon9 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 11 am8 pm. The museum is closed on Wednesdays.

The Corporate Program offers LACMA members the opportunity to meet with an Art Rental & Sales Gallery consultant, on a complimentary basis, for selection and placement of art in the workplace.  A six-month minimum rental is required.  Should the renter choose to purchase the art, 60% of the rental fees will be applied toward the purchase.

Founded in 1952, the Art Museum Council is LACMA’s oldest support organization. Over the years the AMC has contributed towards the purchase of over 100 works of art, and helped to underwrite major exhibitions. Additional fundraising activities include the Los Angeles Art Show Opening Night Gala, the Art & Architecture Tour, Wet Paint–Sunday in the Park with Art and sales of the Julius Shulman Calendar.



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