• Long Beach Opera “Conversations” Have Multicultural Aims

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]By Greggory Moore, Arts Columnist Judging from the audience at a Long Beach Opera performance, you would never guess that this little big city occupying a cultural limbo between Los Angeles and Orange County has a Latinx majority and a median age under 34. That’s

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  • Slanguage Responds

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    Call and Response Transcends Generations

    By Alexa Moreno Perdomo, Editorial Intern Karla Diaz and her partner, Mario Ybarra Jr., believe community involvement is crucial to art. That’s easy to see in the couple’s current exhibition at Cal State Long Bea

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  • Art & Technology Workshops With Machine/Tech Artist D.A. Therrien

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]D.A. Therrien is no stranger to presenting technological art installations on L.A.’s Waterfront. The last offering was this past November, when he presented the work of Pennsylvania "machine" sculptor, Charles Emlen, at th

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  • Portraits of Castaways Line the Walls at Gallery 478

    [vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text]By Andrea Serna, Arts and Culture Writer The faces looking out at you in Gallery 478 are not supposed to be pretty. They are mostly grim and determined, although you can see the barest hint of a smile in one or two hopeful faces, faces that still hold on to

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  • 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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