Artist Profile

Turtles, pigs, and more turtles

San Francisco-area artist Wayne Chan, who is currently showing at the Daniel Rolnik Gallery in Santa Monica, draws turtles. And lots of them. But don’t take my word for it; the evidence is on his Instagram (@turtlewayne), which features scores and scores of turtle drawings, as well as depictions (including GIFs) of other anthropomorphized creatures.…

Long Beach native competing on CBS reality show Survivor

By Brett Ashley Hawkins Editorial Intern As television viewers evaluate the shows they wish to watch this fall, one of Long Beach’s own will grace the small screen as one of the latest castaways on the 21st season of CBS’s Survivor. Appearing on Survivor: Nicaragua will be Na Onka Mixon, a 27-year-old elementary-school physical-education teacher…

LB Opera announces its line-up for next season

At the finish of an acclaimed 2010 season which saw increased audience attendance, a 35-percent jump in its subscriber base, and a year of financial stability, Long Beach Opera (LBO) announces its plans for 2011. Commenting on the selections, Artistic and General Director Andreas Mitisek said, “Our 2011 operas have never been performed here and…