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Imitating Life” Posting questions to local artist Jeffrey Fan

February 27, 2015

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Twenty-two-year-old New York native Jeffrey Fan now lives in Southern California, where he paints, teaches and has “a cool gig designing mannequins." Having started making art six years ago, he graduated last year from the Rhode Island School of Des...

Imitating Life: Once lost at sea, local artist now dives into water theme

February 20, 2015

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Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Given that he was lost at sea, alone, one day back in 1983, it's no surprise that water has become a prominent theme among the paintings of Los Angeles-based artist Young Il-Ahn. However, when...

Imitating Life: Celebrating a year of local artists— and a vibrant cultural scene

January 2, 2015

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Cory Bilicko Managing Editor About two years ago, my quite sophisticated and globe-trotting close friend was visiting here from Seattle when she referred to Long Beach as “a cultural dead zone." Don't worry— I was quick to correct her. Rea...

Imitating Life: Posing questions to artist David Torrez

December 5, 2014

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Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Where were you born? Los Angeles Where do you live now? Los Angeles How old are you? 31 years of age Read More »...

Imitating Life: Posing questions to local artist Nicolas Alvarado

November 21, 2014

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Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Twenty-one-year-old artist Nicolas Alvarado is a survivor— one who, rather than wallowing in self-pity, chooses to use the debilitating health challenges and brushes with death he's faced and incorporate them into his ar...

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