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Entries Tagged as 'Imitating Life'

A portrait of local artist Nat Iosbaker

February 7th, 2014 · No Comments · Imitating Life

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor On your Tumblr page, you have several photos of wooden boxes. As a matter of fact, the images are labeled “Professional photos of bandsaw boxes.” What’s the story with these? Bandsaw boxes are a type of vessel made from one piece of wood and are not constrained to right angles. They […]

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Imitating Life: A portrait of Chicano artist Eric Almanza

January 31st, 2014 · No Comments · Culture, Imitating Life

Eric AlmanzaCory Bilicko Managing Editor Artist Eric Almanza was born in the United States to parents of Mexican ancestry, but he says he has struggled his entire life to justify his identity to others, as well as to himself. What makes the problem worse, he says, is that he is not fluent in Spanish and […]

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Posing questions to local artist Lara Odell

January 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Culture, Imitating Life

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor One of the stereotypes of us artists is that we are individuals who take ourselves way too seriously. While that may be true with any number of creative types, a sense of humor is apparent in the works (and personalities) of many artists.

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Remembering Long Beach artist Tiffany Aguila-Hicks

January 17th, 2014 · 4 Comments · Imitating Life

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Since beginning this column more than two years ago, profiling a different local artist each week, I’ve relied on a variety of resources to find the subjects for these profiles: art walks, open-studio tours, gallery openings, friends of friends, artists who attend my own art shows and press releases we receive.

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Signal Hill artist transforms discarded metal into sci-fi characters

January 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Culture, Imitating Life

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Nineteen-year-old Signal Hill resident Andres Alarcon takes everyday metal objects and converts them into easily recognizable and intriguing human (or humanoid) forms, but it’s his imaginative, artistic vision that enables him to make pieces that transcend the art of repurposing. It’s not just that he possesses mastery of recycling items and […]

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