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.
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.
If you missed the November premiere of Sky Blue Sea, a documentary on Long Beach’s rich naval and aviation background, produced by Cal State Long Beach, now’s your chance to catch an integral dose of our city’s history on Sunday, June 5, when Los Angeles PBS station KLCS will broadcast it at 7:00PM.
Long Beach artist Jose Loza has been working for 12 days and counting on a brand new mural in North Long Beach, located at Intercity Fellowship Hall, thanks to District Nine Councilmember Rex Richardson’s Creative Corridors Challenge, where residents are given the support to beautify an area with murals and landscaping.