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SOMOS LOCOS was the latest stop on the California Locos pop-up tour of evolving exhibitions and historic cultural events. The Manhattan Beach Art Center hosted a group show of original art works, rare ephemera, and fresh surprises from the original LOCOS artists: Chaz Bojórquez, Dave Tourjé, John Van Hamersveld, Norton Wisdom and Gary Wong.
“SOMOS LOCOS is not just an art exhibition, it’s an event!” said Martin Betz, Cultural Arts Manager for the City of Manhattan Beach. “We are trying to emphasize the unique relationship between artist, musicians and the classic Southern California (SoCal) experience of music, art, food, and drink that makes SoCal - and by inclusion, Manhattan Beach - such an amazing place to live,”
The exhibition also sees the release of both a new Dusters skateboards, with an original LOCOS design by Duster's Creative Director, Nano Nobrega, and a hardcover book release with essays by art scholars Charlotte Eyerman, Jim Daichendt.
The exhibition was introduced by distinguished art critic Shana Nys Dambrot.