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Encaustic Works By Jim Longwell To Be Featured At The Gallery

October 21, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE

PLEASE CONTACT KIM BECKER, (702) 267-4033

Henderson, Nev. Encaustic Works, featuring the art of Jim Longwell, will be on display at The Gallery, located inside the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy., from October 28 through November 29, 2013. Gallery hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is complimentary.

Longwell uses a technique called encaustic, which is a medium in which beeswax is applied using a torch and heat gun. This ancient art form originated in Egypt and was used primarily in mummy portraits dating to 2000 BC. In more recent times, the technique has been used by painters Diego Rivera and Jasper Johns.

Longwell is a retired banker and serves on the board of directors of the City Lights Artists’ Co-op & Gallery, where his work is also on display.

An artist’s reception will be held at The Gallery from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 30 so guests can meet Longwell and view his work.

For additional information, call the city of Henderson Department of Cultural Arts & Tourism at  (702) 267-2171 or visit HendersonLive.com. Find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Celebrating the city’s 60th anniversary in 2013, Henderson has been recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.

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