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Imitating Life: Posing questions to local artist David McKeag

July 25, 2014

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Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Born in San Diego, and now residing in Long Beach, artist David McKeag has an associate's degree in art from Cerritos Community College and a bachelor's degree in automotive design from Art Center College of Design in Pasa...

Imitating Life: Posing questions to artist Lara Meintjes

July 18, 2014

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Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Born in a hospital in Durban, South Africa, 30-year-old artist Lara Meintjes now lives in Belmont Heights, which seems a far cry from her roots. “My family lived on a small holding outside the city, where I had a pet cow...

Imitating Life: Posing questions to artist Mackenzie Woolvett

July 11, 2014

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Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Entering the world 21 years ago in Queenstown, New Zealand, Mackenzie Woolvett is now an artist coming into her own in Long Beach. Like many young artists, she's a busy person— working as a lifeguard, swim coach, wat...

Posing questions to local artist Bruce Barlow

June 27, 2014

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Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Artist Bruce Barlow has a lot of interests— taxidermy, astronomy, entomology, zoology and music among them— and they all overlap and play roles in his work. The Oakland native has been a consistently working spec...

Photographer captures the essence of her ‘ZenMind’

May 23, 2014

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Ashley Fowler Staff Writer When photographer Valeria Pereira-Howell walked into It's a Grind in Signal Hill, I was immediately taken aback by her smile. It wasn't her perfect teeth, though she's worked as a dentist for more than 20 years. Her ...

From Cramps to Cadillac Tramps
LB photographer focuses in on giving exposure to obscure punk bands

May 16, 2014

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Cory Bilicko Staff Writer Recently, I received a letter here at the office that was handwritten on purple construction paper. (In this age of digital communication, that's one way to grab my attention.) The snail-mailed note was from a Kirk Dominguez, who'd writte...

St. Anthony High art students unmask their creativity

May 9, 2014

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The art department of St. Anthony High School, 620 Olive Ave., is this month focusing its creative energies on papier-mâche masks. “The students went above and beyond while completing this assignment," said Patty Steponovich, chair of...

A portrait of local artist Brieana Lemon

May 2, 2014

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Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Long Beach native Brieana Lemon is one of those rare folks with whom you can discuss topics that seem to fall on opposite ends of a spectrum. Car trouble? Lift up your hood, and she can take a look and very likel...

A sit-down chat with Long Beach artist Sergio Piña

April 18, 2014

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Cory Bilicko Managing Editor He may give me a hard time for trying to pigeonhole his style, but I think it would be safe to call Sergio Piña a “modern folk artist." The Mexican-American native of Long Beach has been a prodigious art-maker over...

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