In honor of Long Beach Arts Month this October, the Bembridge House will be opening its doors to the public for two fun free events.
FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP
October 13, 2012 from 2-4pm
On Saturday, October 13 from 2-4pm, artists are invited to participate in a figure drawing workshop at the Bembridge House. The session will be led by a professional artist Jill Sykes, with a professional model Sherry. posing for various poses. Participants need to bring their own supplies (pencils, paper, clip boards, drawing horses, easels, etc.) and space is limited to 10 artists. Reservations are required, call 562.493.7019 to participate. Must be over 18.
HAUNTED LONG BEACH by Claudine Burnett
October 20, 2012 from 7-8:30pm
On Saturday, October 20 from 7-8:30pm, the Bembridge House will host a spectral-filled evening with speaker Claudine Burnett, author of Haunted Long Beach, and the former head of the Literature and History Department of Long Beach Public Library. Claudine Burnett will share some of Long Beach’s “ghostly” happenings, along with some true tales of death and murder from Long Beach’s early years. Light refreshments will be served and reservations are required, call 562.493.7019 to be in the audience. Must be over 13.
The series goal is to promote the creative arts in Long Beach, celebrate the arts legacy left behind by Dorothy Bembridge, and bring additional awareness to the art of preservation celebrated in the restoration of the Bembridge House.