Presley Martin (#2), Christine Kesler (#3), and Andrew Venell (critic #7) are all participating in the show “Give and Take” at Lost Coast Culture Machine.  The show opens this weekend.

Friday, February 4, 6-9 PM:  GIVE & TAKE OPENS @ LCCM
Saturday, February 5, 5 PM: ARTIST TALKS (Join artists for a conversation about the Give & Take project.)

Lost Coast Culture Machine celebrates First Friday, February 4th, 6–9 pm, with the opening of Give & Take, an exhibition documenting the results of a seven-month collaborative trans-Atlantic project. Conceived by Tonya McMullan of Belfast, Ireland and coordinated with LCCM, five artists from Belfast and Edinburgh, Scotland and five artists from California were paired off to exchange instructions for the creation of new work. The artists’ instructions varied from the rigid and restrictive, ritualistic and suggestive, to the obstructionist, subtractive, and playful, all aimed to disrupt and augment the creative practices of the other.

The California participants in Give & Take are Anne Beck, Christine Kesler, Dietmar Krumrey, Presley Martin, and Andrew Venell;
the artists from across-the-pond are Acitore Z Artezione, Alexa Hare, Michael Hart, Tonya McMullan, and Paulina Sandberg.
Acitore Artezione, Tonya McMullan, Presley Martin & Andrew Venell will join us for the installation, opening & artist talks. Please come welcome them to Fort Bragg!

Give & Take part II continues at PS2 Gallery, Belfast, Northern Ireland in April 2011.

Give & Take runs February 4- March 27 at the Lost Coast Culture Machine, 190 East Elm Street (across from the bowling alley) in Fort
Bragg. More information at 961-1600, or