• Town’s Public Artists Dive Into Renaissance

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]We’ve recently fallen back from daylight saving time. But if you’ve traveled along Gaffey Street during the abbreviated sunlight hours, you may have noticed the variety of new artwork on the Department of Transportation, or DOT boxes along the thoroughfare from 1st t

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  • Artist lauren wood, AmericanMONUMENT

    Unpausing American MONUMENT

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    An Opportunity for Restorative Justice

    By Melina Paris, News Reporter

    It’s been two months since California State University Long Beach removed University Art Museum director, Kimberli Meyer, from her post and no explanation has been offered as to why she was removed. Meyer

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  • National Watercolor Society – Tradition and Innovation at 98th International Open Exhibition

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Leslie Belt, Contributing Writer  Our planet is bathed in 326 million cubic miles of water. Whether in the throes of the moon’s heady allure, falling from the sky, or mixing it up with pigment and paper, water is always movin

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  • Where Poe and Día de los Muertos Meet

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor It is generally his place of birth or the place where he met his demise that the major Edgar Allan Poe festivals live. For decades at Westminster Hall and Burying Ground in Baltimore, Maryland — the site of Poe’s original grave — an unident

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  • An Artist Finds What Was Lost Coming Into Being

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer The search for self, the search for one's own identity is the ubiquitous quest of humanity. Nearly everyone, at some point in their life has been told to “just be yourself.” But what does that mean? How does a Native American

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  • Identity and COMING INTO BEING; GATHERING THE ELDER IN ME

    Gathering the Elder in Me Presentation at Angels Gate

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    An Artist Finds What Was Lost

    By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer

    The search for self, the search for one’s own identity is the ubiquitous quest of humanity. Nearly everyone, at some point in t

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  • Digital Dystopia Meets Media Madness on Danial Nord’s Cloud 9

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Leslie Belt, Contributing Writer In the interest of transparency, I must confess. Like many children of my generation, I was hopelessly in love with The Visible Man. I won’t deny a nervous fascination with that vague lump. But it was the sheer sche

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  • SP Arts Festival Goes to the USS Iowa

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor The San Pedro Festival of the Arts is back but for the first time in its six-year incarnation, it won’t be at Ports O’ Call Village since it’s closed for redevelopment. This year, the festival will be hosted in the parking lot of t

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  • Laurie McKenna’s mixed-media work entitled, The Undesirables, is hosted by Laurie Steelink of Cornelius Projects. Photo by Terelle Jerricks

    When America Is at War With Itself

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     The Undesirables recalls the 1917 deportation of striking miners at Bisbee, Arizona

    By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor hen historian Howard Zinn thought about the relationship between artists and so

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  • Laurie McKenna’s The Undesirables at Cornelius Projects

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_custom_heading text="The Undesirables: A Multimedia Presentation and Event with video, spoken word and live music 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4 The Undesirables: A Mixed Media Installation by Laurie McKenna August 2 through 12 " font_container="tag:h2|font_size:60|text_align:right" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1

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