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The metal of imaginary restriction

The metal of imaginary restriction

November 17, 2015

Corroded metal bodies fill the gallery room, having been recovered from the base of a 150-foot cliff from the waters of Palos Verdes. From a car door, that seems to defy gravity, suspended in mid-air near...

Fiberlicious… definition makes them artists go loco

Fiberlicious… definition makes them artists go loco

November 5, 2015

Not to be confused with the hit Fergie song, “Fergalicious”...FIBER-licious is a little less on the sassy side but has a similarly bold statement. “Fiberlicious” is the latest art exhibit at...

Return from the Dead

Return from the Dead

October 28, 2015

Happy death day to you. Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a holiday that celebrates the lives of relatives deceased. The holiday is most often recognized by colorful “sugar skulls,” w...

Happy accidents

Happy accidents

October 21, 2015

Some look like formations plucked from a coral reef or like sections of innards cut from a living body. Others look like undulations in a pond or volcanic smoke. But what all the hollow, amorphous sculptures...

It’s a clowns life

It’s a clowns life

Kevin Flores, Diversions Editor

June 12, 2015

Filed under Arts & Life, Fine Arts, Today

A few California State University, Long Beach alumni have done nothing but clown around since graduation. And believe it or not, they’ve made a career out of it. Four Clowns, a self-described “band...

New art exhibit seeks the truth behind altruism

New art exhibit seeks the truth behind altruism

June 12, 2015

The sight of two children fighting over a toy usually doesn’t elicit more than a reproach from a parent or guardian. “Sharing is caring” is the truism that’s commonly passed down from adult to...

‘Death of a Salesman’ lives on at the Long Beach Playhouse

‘Death of a Salesman’ lives on at the Long Beach Playhouse

May 30, 2015

The first scene in Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” says it all. Willy Loman, peddler-ordinaire, burnt-out and weary from the road, appears on stage lugging two large sample cases. Laying...

Portraits of an honest youth

Portraits of an honest youth

October 28, 2014

Typically most child portraits display kids who simply smile and look at the camera, but not in the current student exhibition on campus titled Youth: Portraits of Identity and Expression by senior photography...