Victoria is The Bubble Lady, known throughout DTLB by locals and visitors alike as someone that brings enjoyment out of the simplest of things while also turning it into an art form.
Long Beach Love Story: Tribute to Richard Shimizu will open this Sunday, February 12 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM at MADE by Millworks in downtown Long Beach.
It’s much more than his formative adolescence, a clash of cultures and classes, that created Sundraws, the moniker Shane Sun goes by to describe his online persona as a visual artist. Sun began drawing as soon as he was “conscious and alive” and started painting at age 14.
Lori LaMont is a self-taught, meticulous artist whose strictly watercolor paintings of flora, fauna and people behold the boldest and brightest colors, yet evoke an unsettling undercurrent of a darker theme, specifically of society’s insatiable hunger for fashion, entertainment and sport.
Carmen Gonzalez has seen a lot in the last century. Born in 1915 in Huanimaro, Guanajuato Mexico, her family, friends, faith and calm disposition resulted in her celebrating her 100th birthday last week, complete with a mariachi band, dancing and plenty of food.
Jessica Weymouth, a Bakersfield-native turned Long Beach local, moved to the city three years ago to pursue a career in dabbling. Not all who wander are lost, as J. R. R. Tolkien once said, and sometimes the wondrous amusements we pick up while distracted can become the most fruitful of pastimes.
Charles Tentindo was living a life that most people can only dream of. He was traveling across the country to direct several videos, he had just won an award for directing a documentary, he had designed an instrument that had made it on the cover of Keyboard Magazine, he was in a relationship and most importantly, he was teaching acting classes, an activity he holds close to his heart.
Sherry Ray-Von is an artist, to say the least, and far exceeds the boundaries of any category within the creative realm. Easily one of the more talented and multi-faceted sculptors and metalsmiths living humbly within the arts community, this off-the-cuff creator certainly has a story to tell.
To say that the women of Long Beach’s culinary world are inspiring is an absolute understatement.
Darryl Mapp works at the Long Beach Senior Citizens Center by day and plays music on the back of his friend Joe Cardinal’s truck by night. Together they make up the band, Classics, a blues and soul group featuring Cardinal on the bass and tuba, Mapp on the piano and occasionally, Cameron Vodegel on drums.