Briefly Speaking… July 24, 2008

A bird’s eye view on community news

The Long Beach Museum of Art is inviting the public to participate in an online survey addressing topics such as museum programming, membership services and visitor services. Responses from the survey will be used to help guide the museum’s strategic planning process, scheduled for completion in September. The survey, which takes about three minutes to complete, is currently accessible through the museum’s website at and will be available until Friday, July 25.

Justin Rudd’s Community Action Team is again sponsoring its “Say ‘Cheese’” Amateur and Pro Photo Contest. This summer edition will take place during a 24-hour period, from noon on Saturday, July 26 through noon on Sunday, July 27. The event will culminate Saturday, Aug. 2, from noon to 4 p.m. with a photography exhibit, reception, and awards ceremony on 2nd Street in Belmont Shore, featuring the entrants’ best shots. Entry is free. Participants will e-mail (or burn a disc to turn in) their five best snapshots, and the entries received will be juried. Winning photos will be selected on criteria such as photographic excellence, visual impact and artistic quality. For more information about entering the contest, visit

frida_bs.jpgPicture This Gallery and Custom Framing is hosting a Frida Kahlo Art & Poetry Exhibit July 29-September 13. An art and poetry reception will take place Saturday, August 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the gallery, which is located at 4130 Norse Way in Long Beach. Through the free exhibit, various artists come together to display their own works portraying the famous Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
For more information, visit or call Marisol Gomez at (562) 425-4861.

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