July residents: She and Her: Dawn Ertl, Tava Tedesco and Krista Feld


The ILGWU and Long Beach Art Exchange is happy to announce our July Artists in Residence, She and Her. She and Her is a group of artists based in Long Beach. Members include: Dawn Ertl, Tava Tedesco and Krista Feld. They will be exhibiting their art and producing new work in the space for from July 1st through July 31st, 2014.

On Second Saturday and Third Thursday She and Her will be exhibiting recent work and hosting a local artist gift shop in Site Space from 3-10pm. Site Space is a mobile art residency run by Tava Tedesco from the inside of a Portable Camper. Site Space will be parked directly in front of the ILGWU. For her resdiencyTedesco has curated a collection a local artist gift shop. Everything sold in the shop will be priced under $50.00. Items that will be sold include textiles, prints, ceramics, jewelry,books, fruit preserves, and more.


The She and Her collective will be hosting Free Knitting and Weaving Classes every Tuesday evening in July from 7-9pm. A large weaving system will be set up in the storefront that visitors can help construct. They will also be teaching weaving on cardboard looms weaving. These weaving and knitting lessons are all free and open to the public, materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own yarn/needles, frame looms etc.


On Wednesdays in July She and Her will be hosting Knitting Movie Nights from 6-10pm. A variety of techniques will be covered including: needle knitting, finger knitting, and arm knitting. Knitting movie night is a time and space for makers to come and hang out Wednesday evenings. Five different films will be screened during the month of July:

July 9 Pretty in Pink
July 16 The Happening
July 23 Whip it
July 30 Wes Anderson Film (TBD)

This event is free and open to the public. Feel free to bring crafts and snacks. A limited amount of yarn + knitting supplies will be provided.


The ILGWU continues to host The Sewing Rebellion every Sundays from 4-7pm however in observance of Independence Day it will not be held on Sunday, July 6th.