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Entries Tagged as 'Imitating Life'

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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Posing questions to local artist Tina Burnight

December 27th, 2013 · No Comments · Imitating Life

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor In 100 words or less, what do you do as an artist? I work in ceramics and mosaics. In my ceramic work, I prefer to hand-build my pieces. The free-flowing aspect of this process appeals to me. With my mosaics, I like to work with glass. Being able to cut and […]

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