“Armchair ArtWalk Tour
“Hope will never be silent” – Harvey Milk
The San Pedro Waterfront Arts District, in collaboration with the artists who have performed or exhibited their arts in San Pedro, announces the next Armchair ArtWalk Tour to be held on Zoom at 6:00pm on FirstThursday, June 3rd , 2021 at 6:00pm.
The June 3rd FirstThursday Armchair ArtWalk will be talking with local artists about their magnificent work in furniture design, music and visual art, as they share what Pride means to each of them.
The public is invited to join us on Zoom, by registering for a free ticket and register for a one-hour virtual, interactive tour with some amazing artists. Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
We will also be live streaming from our Facebook page, where you can find videos of previous Armchair ArtWalk Tours and project progress videos.
MEET OUR GUESTS
Harold Greene – is a custom furniture artisan, specializing in truly memorable furniture designs. Since 1978, Harold has been handcrafting successful works of functional art that people just need to own. His work is meant to be seen and has been featured nationally in galleries, museums and television. It is a very personal art form inspired by the narrative of the wood. Trees have a story to tell through time, place, culture, and provenance. Each bespoke piece of furniture tells its own personal story through the character of its wood, form, and function. Whether private collections or public works of art, each distinct design lives on to tell a story.
Joselyn Wilkinson and Don Barrozo – both Montana natives, met in Los Angeles while jamming in the Venice arts community, and soon learned they were soulmates. After years of performing in separate projects and raising a family, they found a new musical identity working together.
Joselyn & Don explore the crossroads of modern folk and soul through evocative songs planted firmly in American roots, releasing their debut album “Soar” in late 2020. Joselyn’s soulful voice recalls both Laura Nyro’s soaring tones and Emmylou Harris country folk, while Don’s guitars play duet partner, at turns embodying outlaw twang, plaintive blues, and muscular rock.
Joselyn Wilkinson is the founder of women’s global fusion band, ADAAWE, a festival favorite, who has toured the U.S. numerous times. Don Barrozo, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer, also serves as film editor for long-running animated series, “The Simpsons.”
Joselyn & Don connect with audiences with their warm and engaging show and have opened for artists including Willie Watson and the Living Sisters. During the pandemic, they pivoted to live-streaming shows from their home Garden Studio, building community and supporting social and environmental efforts close to their hearts.
Virginia Broersma is an artist whose work focuses on figurative painting and the representation of bodies at leisure. Her engagement with the art community involves curating, writing, collaborative projects, public art and organizing support for artists along with her studio practice.
Her work has been exhibited at museums, galleries and alternative spaces in Los Angeles, Berlin, Tokyo, New York, and Chicago among other US and international cities. Recent projects have been shown at the Wagnall Museum of Contemporary Art, the Museum of Latin American Art, The New Museum, Los Gatos, The Lodge Gallery, and the Laband Gallery at Loyola Marymount University.
Broersma has been the recipient of several grants including funding from the Arts Council of Long Beach, the California Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Puffin Foundation, and the City of Chicago. In 2019, she completed a large public mural project with the San Pedro Waterfront Arts District. From 2019-2020, Broersma wrote a column for the Long Beach Post’s Art and Culture.
In addition to her studio practice, she currently operates The Artist’s Office, through which she creates systems of support for artists’ professional practices. A Long Beach Resident, Broersma’s studio is in the Fashion District of downtown Los Angeles, CA.” Linda Grimes