Long Beach Artist Brings Area Barbershops to Life Through Animation

Four months ago, Willcocks, who previously taught at Cal State Long Beach and is currently a professor of art at Redlands University, planted herself deep inside the neglected northernly part of the city. As part of an A LOT North initiative, she decided to depict the culture of barbershops in the city by photographing, interviewing and becoming one with the community to bring her animations to life. Her work, though, goes far beyond her exhibit that showed in a red cargo container during last weekend’s A LOT event.

Celebrating Long Beach Arts Month: Steven H. Garcia

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.

Celebrating Long Beach Arts Month: April Osorno

Between pouring drinks for cash and cramming for midterms, Cal State Long Beach studio art student April Osorno finds the time to create art that, at least for her, acts as a form of therapy. In fact, the young artist wants to eventually attend graduate school with a focus in art therapy so that “people can discover and experience this outlet like I did.”

Celebrating Long Beach Arts Month: Hannah Griffith

Having grown up in Bellflower, painter and photographer Hannah Griffith moved to Long Beach five years ago and has no intention of going elsewhere. After all, she got her arts education at Long Beach City College—where she continually gives a shout-out to arts professor Brian Doan—and she is deep believer that her environment contributed to her identity.

The Long Beach Photographer Who Finds Art in the Chaos of Graffiti, Vandalism and Covering It All Up

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.”

Celebrating Long Beach Arts Month: Robert Tolone

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.

Three Local, Up-and-Coming Jewelry Designers Who Value Simplicity

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.