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Entries Tagged as 'Imitating Life'

A portrait of local artist Brieana Lemon

May 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · Imitating Life

Cory Bilicko Managing Editor Long Beach native Brieana Lemon is one of those rare folks with whom you can discuss topics that seem to fall on opposite ends of a spectrum. Car trouble? Lift up your hood, and she can take a look and very likely identify what your problem is. A minute later, you […]

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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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