Long Beach photographer Mick Victor likes to piece things together—which explains the artist's largest side project, Art Unexpected. Delving into the alleyways and concrete wind tunnels of Long Beach and Los Angeles, scaling the walls and façades of the all-too-unexplored spaces and crevices of New York and London, Mick searches for what he calls “accidental images.”
October marks Long Beach Arts Month and the Long Beach Post has partnered with the Arts Council for Long Beach to celebrate the image makers, the painters, the dancers, the designers, the musicians, and the countless other artists who make our city vibrant and cultured. Our homepage will feature an artist's own unique interpretation of Long Beach daily so make sure to check back every weekday to discover or rediscover a local talent.
In celebration of Long Beach Arts Month, we’re paying special attention to local working artists, whether they’re up-and-coming or well-established. These three local jewelry designers share an aesthetic that represent a generation's hunger for simplicity in a society perpetually inundated with too much information and an overwhelming amount of media persuasion. It's an attempt, whether or not the artists may agree, to ask why we're here, in a world of superfluous design attempts.
The Long Beach Museum of Art’s second 2014 After Dark event is this Thursday, October 23 from 7:00PM to 10:00PM. Not only will guests have the opportunity to view the new exhibit Masterworks: Defining a New Narrative before everyone else, but they will also have the chance to hear live music from local bands Detangler and Los Vecinos.
No amount of ridicule could have stopped the sheer force and determination of Florence Foster Jenkins, whose concert 70 years ago on October 25 was a testament to the idea that we often have to dismiss what society thinks of us. Which is precisely why Long Beach’s International City Theatre is taking on a relatively unknown stage-version of her tale, Glorious!