District 8 field rep to exhibit photos at First Fridays

Linda Ivers (right) developed her skills as a photographer while documenting issues in the 8th District.

Linda Ivers (pictured) developed her skills as a photographer while documenting issues in the 8th District.

First Fridays on Sept. 3 will help make the end of summer easier to accept with live art and an eclectic mix of music all along “Art-Lantic Avenue” in Bixby Knolls from 6:30pm to 10pm.
Featured this month will be: Justin Rudd’s “Say Cheese Long Beach!” photo contest winners; baile folklórico performances, galleries, live theater, Pink Floyd on vinyl, an Andy Street Youth Ambassador art display, kids crafts and art activities, The Bixby Rollerettes, a Poly vs. Jordan “back to school” exhibit at the Historical Society, Long Beach Shakespeare Company’s Bent opening night, and the Knolls Ranger mascot.
First Fridays will continue to blur the lines between artist and attendee with interactive elements now in place, including the “poetry box,” in which participants may submit poems related to Bixby Knolls. Attendees are also encouraged to bring something to stick on the “Leave Something Behind” collage– a unique abstract collection, as well as to participate in the community art piece where the public can pick up a pen and draw, sign their name, or otherwise leave their mark.
The First Fridays information table will be available from 6:30pm to 8pm on the northwest corner of Bixby Road and Atlantic Avenue, with maps, restaurant recommendations, and info about First Fridays and area businesses.
Linda Ivers, who works as a field representative for 8th District Councilmember Rae Gabelich, will exhibit her photographs. A self-taught photographer, Ivers takes hundreds of photos for her job. While documenting issues in the neighborhoods, she developed her skills as a photographer.  For this exhibit, she has focused on Scherer Park and the variety of birds and other wildlife that call the park home. Her Scherer Park Series includes photos, greeting cards and calendars. Ivers’s photos appear in two books and have been published by several news outlets.

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