Couriers of Hope Interview Series: Artists Talk Art

04-14-2021Cassandra Leeman

Couriers of Hope is an art exhibition that brought together for the first time ten Long Beach museums, galleries, and arts organizations as curators to explore the idea of hope through envelope art. The exhibit is presented by Port City Creative Guild, an initiative of Creative Class Collective, the non-profit arm of Intertrend, with the support of the JAG Molina Family Foundation. The PCCG mission is to nurture art appreciation, raise awareness of art organizations, and connect artists to communities.

Over eighty artists, were commissioned to create original small-scale work on new or used envelopes which were shown in the windows of Psychic Temple and are on view virtually here. Couriers of Hope also includes an artwork trading program with Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) students where all of the work has been made exclusively available to them in exchange for their own original work.

We asked artists Mark Rebennack (Compound), Stephanie Han (Flatline), David Peña (CACtTUS), Ali Smith (Arts Council), and Jayro Sandoval (Inspired LBC) about their work in the show, advice for young artists, and their artistic practices.

Full interview article here