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POWER OF FIVE: THE WOMEN WHO SPARKED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT

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Saturday, 17 February 2024 to Saturday, 23 March 2024
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Saturday, 17 February 2024 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

“POWER OF FIVE: THE WOMEN WHO SPARKED THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT,” a series of sculptures by Larry Stokes, will open on Saturday, February 17th at Loiter Galleries in Long Beach. Hours for the show’s opening are 6-9 pm. This show is cosponsored by Creative Corps, a new program from the Arts Council of Long Beach.

Sculptor Larry Stokes found his artistic calling for this show by putting his upbringing in the segregated south under a microscope. Inspired by the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, Stokes was moved by the untold stories of four influential women who, along with Rosa Parks, sparked the movement and set it in an unstoppable forward motion.

In 1985, Mr. Stokes famously sculptured Martin Luther King Jr’s “I have a dream” statue which is located in the Long Beach park bearing Reverend King’s name.

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Larry Darnell Stokes holds a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute, and an MFA from Yale University. He has taught at Kentucky Wesleyan College, Long Beach State University and Cal State University. He has received numerous awards for his work and contributions to the Arts. His art has been shown in galleries and museums across the country.

Mr. Stokes. is known for creating the iconic Dr. Martin Luther King’s statue located in the Long Beach park bearing his name.

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Established in 2018, Loiter Galleries mission is to support local underserved artists by providing affordable gallery space, promotion, and general support even during the most challenging of times. We also serve the business community and our Long Beach neighborhoods by filling vacant store fronts with art and optimism.  We believe that art is a powerful tool in the evolution of neighborhoods and cities. And that the accessibility of art is of the utmost importance.

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Established in 2018, Loiter Galleries mission is to support local underserved artists by providing affordable gallery space, promotion, and general support even during the most challenging of times. We also serve the business community and our Long Beach neighborhoods by filling vacant store fronts with art and optimism.  We believe that art is a powerful tool in the evolution of neighborhoods and cities. And that the accessibility of art is of the utmost importance. 

Additionally Loiter Galleries fills a void. Mainly, serving the various needs of the underserved artists. The programs we develop assist both the business district and the arts community directly. For the artists, we supply affordable gallery showcases, marketing, supplies, meeting space, art business advice, and emotional support. 

Conversely we aid local property owners by converting dark, empty spaces with art and positive activity. Artists finally have a venue to display their art and receive the support they need to learn how to be successful. The property owners sell/lease their spaces more quickly via the brightness, activity, and popularity of our projects.

Another core audience naturally, are art lovers and supporters. We serve them by presenting them with artists we discover and who are out of the mainstream. Although some of our artists are established, the shows they create tend to be more adventurous and push the boundaries. This occurs through our direction and collaboration. Many of our visitors have never been in a gallery previously.

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Loiter Galleries

425 Promenade North

Long Beach, CA 90802

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