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Kennedy Plaza Fills With Color — and Tunes

The Long Beach Public Library and the City of Long Beach hold 18th Annual Fine Arts Festival.

Once again in June, Kennedy Plaza got colorized. Some 50 artists, working in mediums from oils to color pencils and pens to digitized paintings and photograph merged together, displayed their work outside City Hall at the 18th annual Fine Arts Festival on Saturday and Sunday, hosted by the City of Long Beach and Long Beach Public Library. This year's festival also featured a host of musical performances, including Stick-Tet, Country Music with Old & New with Country Line, Benoir & The Long Beach All-Stars and the Long Island Harmonica Club in Concert.

1st Place Winners:

Andrew Boynton- Pen/Ink Colored Pencil
Micholas Meola- Digital Montage
Ed Kennedy- Photography
Steven Klein- Acrylic Paintings
Marck Webster- Colored Pencil

There were also 5 Honorable Mentions:

Israel Rubinstein
Vladimir Sedov
Michael Colette
William Farran
Christina Kramer

Pete June 11, 2012 at 01:31 PM
Kennedy Plaza...what a great location for Irish Day.
Shelleyarts June 11, 2012 at 11:42 PM
Great to see the watercolor artists from The Nassau Museum of Fine Arts. Such talent. Especially the works by Maxine Geller and Nina Wolf with their fine teacher Max.
Maurice Allen June 12, 2012 at 01:04 AM
I'm constantly amazed at the scope and amount of true talent in this town. The artwork was beautiful! Long Beach has so much to be proud of - this is just another example!
Candygram for Mongo June 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Nope. We the taxpayers will decide where we will allow you to celebrate your heritage. You will accept our decision and will fall in line like the rest. Should you be vocal in opposition to this, we can arrange for alternate living arrangements for you. Maybe a nice walk up in Woodside or something.
Candygram for Mongo June 16, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Absolutely. There is alot of space if you count the parking areas on the side to put on a family-friendly Irish cultural festival. And so much retail, dining and drinking establishments that would benefit from the traffic.

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