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Entries Tagged as 'Imitating Life'

A sit-down chat with Long Beach artist Sergio Piña

April 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Imitating Life

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 the years, mostly painting with acrylics, but his work has primarily […]

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A portrait of local artist Kellie Thomas-Walker

April 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Imitating Life

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Though she says she has created some form of art her entire life, Kellie Thomas-Walker has only been pursuing art as a career for a little more than five years. Born in Upland and having grown up in Old Shasta, the 37-year-old artist has been living in Long Beach with her […]

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A portrait of local artist Alex Garcia

April 1st, 2014 · No Comments · Imitating Life

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Since I began profiling local artists in June of 2011, I’ve found these folks in various ways: referrals from friends, press releases from local galleries and museums, Google searches, exhibit openings and so on. I met Alex Garcia at a downtown Long Beach wine bar while a friend and I were […]

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Giving some ink to local painter-tattooist Shay Bredimus

March 21st, 2014 · No Comments · Imitating Life

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Thirty-four-year-old Shay Bredimus is known locally for his work as a tattoo artist, having inked skin since 1998, but his training is rooted in formal education; this tattooist has a master’s degree in fine arts. The now Long Beach resident hails from Omaha, Nebraska, was raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and “bounced […]

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A self-portrait by local artist Edward Huerta

February 28th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Culture, Imitating Life

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Having grown up in Westminster but lived in Long Beach since the mid 1980s, Edward Huerta considers himself “a proud Long Beach-ian.” The 53-year-old painter-musician is a self-taught artist who has been “pretty much a working stiff since 15 years old,” he says. “The household didn’t have many funds to support […]

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