kionacaptures. is dedicated to showcasing the photography and creative writing works of kiona jones. kiona is a freelance photographer and creative writer in the signal hill area. she specializes in portrait, street, and nature photography, as well as script, short story, and poetry writing.
A Long Beach based writer exploring her experiences in life and translating it into art.
Thoughts and poems to invigorate and explicate the artist within.
Shy But Flyy is a poet, singer, author, and events coordinator. Shy currently hosts multiple open mics and events weekly and monthly. Along with running events Shy is the lead singer of the blues band, “she wears black”. They have performed at many long beach festivals including the uptown jazz fest and the new blues […]
DreamOut People’s Project is a customized workshop that blends oral history, creative writing and visual art for the purpose of community building. Our mission is to nurture dynamic connections between community members that inspire, educate and empower. The aim of this workshop is to establish the foundation for resilience, growth and social change within our […]
Mike Sonksen aka Mike the PoeT was born in Long Beach and is a 3rd-generation Southern California native. Poet, professor, journalist, historian and tour-guide, his latest book Letters to My City was just published by Writ Large Press. His poetry’s been featured on Public Radio Stations KCRW, KPCC & KPFK & TV programs like Spectrum […]
Michelle Brittan Rosado is the author of Why Can’t It Be Tenderness, which won the Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry selected by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and published by University of Wisconsin Press in 2018. Her chapbook, Theory on Falling into a Reef, was the winner of the inaugural Rick Campbell Prize (Anhinga Press, 2016). Her poems […]
As an artist, I have come to recognize that art is a process. It represents more then the an act of creating, deeper then simple body or mind expression, and is more expansive then simple acts of energy release. Art is literally life itself. The act of creation happens not only within, but is occuring […]
I’m a mixed media artist and writer. My best friend is an enormous cat named Pine Cone, who provides wonderful scope for the imagination and inspires a lot of my work. While I’m passionate about generating whimsy and kid-friendly content, I’m equally passionate about intersectional feminism and exploring trauma through a lens of curiosity and […]
enacillep is Charles Joseph Pellicane, born naked in New York in 1986. After developing a work ethic forged by 20 Wisconsin winters, I now live in Long Beach, California. Bright, bold colors and experimental styles dominate acrylic and oil painting as well as mixed media work. Pristine landscapes, colorful skies, soft flowers, and once-in-a-lifetime scenes […]
Nancy Lynée Woo was awarded the 2018-2019 Professional Artist Fellowship from the Arts Council for Long Beach, and is a 2015 PEN America Emerging Voices Fellow. She is co-founder of the Long Beach Literary Arts Center, and the author of two chapbooks, Bearing the Juice of It All (Finishing Line Press, 2016) and Rampant (Sadie […]
Filmmaker, Painter, Writer and Educator Yeltsin Penado (b. 1990, Los Angeles, CA) studied Painting and Community Arts Engagement at Otis College of art and design (BFA, 2018). He lives and works in Long Beach, CA. He is inspired by philosophical narratives and their connection to historical events; Yeltsin explores their meaning in a contemporary setting […]