Cynthia Luján is a boon to the Long Beach arts community, as a graduate of Cal State Long Beach’s (CSULB) Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting program and the Arts Council for Long Beach’s Special Projects Assistant. It’s only fitting that this visual artist, whose paintings are rife with vibrancy in color and movement, be given the chance to show her work at The Allery. Her installation will debut this Friday at Bixby Knolls’ First Fridays event.
Joe Truck recently opened Ace of Hearts, the first tattoo studio on Pine Avenue. It is a journey that's taken nearly 20 years. In this interview with Culture Agent columnist Sander Roscoe Wolff, Truck talks about growing up in Greenwich Village, being part of the early punk scene, and working to make tattooing legal in New York City.
The 17th of April was and is a very significant day for our Cambodian people. This year marks 41 years since the beginning of the Killing Fields in Cambodia, which lasted from 1975-1979. It is the day that Cambodian people around the world observe as our national mourning day and in solidarity with those who lost their lives in vain.
Jennifer Celio, a Long Beach-based fine artist who's work blends the surreal and the real, abstraction and association, and uses various media and techniques to produce images that grab the attention and evoke a sense of wonder, has just started a residency in the Ralston Family Learning Center, located in the basement of the Long Beach Museum of Art (LBMA). In this interview with Culture Agent columnist Sander Roscoe Wolff, Celio discusses the evolution of her work.
The goal of training your pup is to teach him or her specific behaviors to help avoid developing annoying or dangerous behavior problems. More dogs are put to sleep annually in animal shelters than die from diseases. The reasons are many, but certainly a major contributor to this sad state of affairs is people’s expectations of what dogs are all about and people’s failure to successfully guide their pups into healthy adulthood.