Friday, September 10th, 2010  7:30pm-11:30pm

LONG BRANCH, NJ - Inspired Life Studios is pleased to present the closing reception for "Urban Canvas", an art show featuring a sampling of artists from the mural & street art initiative that began on South Broadway in Long Branch earlier this month.  The work of these artists will be on display for this final night, from 7:30pm to 11:30pm, accompanied by live music by the local Jazz/Funk Band, Sunny Daze.  This event is free and open to the public.  A short talk and walking tour of the murals in progress will also be available at 7pm, weather permitting.  Those interested in this will meet in front of the former Siperstein's location at 128 Broadway in Long Branch.

 

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Rev. Chris Murphy works on her mural.

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Peace-A-Pus by Rev.Chris Murphy

 

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Andrew Ricci stands in front of his mural.

 

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Prelude by Andrew Ricci

 

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Mural by Jason Sisino

 

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Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow by  Jason Sisino

 

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Lee Alston works on his mural.

 

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Koi Fish by Lee Alston

 

The Long Branch Arts Council kicked off the Urban Canvas Project in early August with the help of Inspired Life Studios' curator/owner, Chris Murphy.  The artists in the show include Jason Sisino, Lee Alston, Andrew Ricci, Leon Rainbow, Jonathan Conner, members of the Albus Cavus Group, Ronnie Jackson, and Rev.Chris Murphy, herself.  This is an ongoing project, that will eventually cover 50 abandoned buildings on Lower Broadway, as an attempt to bring beauty and culture with a modern "edge", to an otherwise dilapidated area.  Sipperstein's Paints helped make this possible by generously donating all the paint and materials that all of the artists are using for the project.  This show, hosted by Inspired Life Studios, is just a taste of the great things to come in Long Branch!

Inspired Life Studios is a donation based yoga studio and art gallery, located at 560 Broadway #202, at the corner of Pearl Street in Long Branch.  Parking is available on Pearl Street, Broadway, or in the municipal lot across the street, accessible from Branchport Ave.  For more information, call (732) 222-4524 or visit the website: www.inspiredlifestudios.com. You can also check out Inspired Life Studios on Facebook.  Inspired Life Studios offers monthly art shows, as well as donation based yoga classes 7 days a week, and other workshops and events.  Inspired Life is dedicated to bringing arts and creativity to the community in an accessible and affordable way that anyone and everyone can enjoy.