the MADE Story Telling Hour(s)

If you like The Moth, This American Life, Snap Judgement, Serial …or just love authentic storytelling, this is the place for you. Always free to attend, always an open mic story telling slot at the end for you to tell one of your stories and always a full bar … to get you loosened up and hydrated. Table seating and standing room. All ages.

Join us on March 16th from 7 to 9 pm.
March’s event is guest curated by Matthew C. Torres and the Long Beach Coffee Club

Curated by and Featured Speaker:
Matthew C. Torres founded and runs the Long Beach Coffee Club which has over 375 members. He’s passionate about all things community, culture, and coffee. Matthew strives to create a space that coffee consumers can hangout, learn, and discuss coffee. He’s traveled around the world in search of how coffee and culture intersect. He’s been interviewed by the Long Beach Post, Gazette, and Long Beach Business Journal. He’s a Marketer by trade that graduated from the University of Arizona. He proudly calls himself a Long Beacher that cares deeply about its community. Connect with Matthew around the internet Matthew C Torres

Featured Speakers:
Jamaica Yancy is the founder of Black Long Beach and the Black Everywhere Collective. In 2017 Jamaica was a recipient of the Downtown Long Beach Small Business & Job Creation Grant. Jamaica utilizes her background in strategic marketing and branding to drive community activism. Jamaica’s advocacy work has been highlighted in the Long Beach Press Telegram, Madame Noire, and Philadelphia Neighborhoods among other media outlets. She currently serves as a co-chair of the Long Beach Small Business Diversity Alliance, provide aspiring entrepreneurs with access to free educational workshop. Jamaica enjoys biking, playing tennis, and sharing meals with friends, but don’t even bother asking for any of her Ben & Jerry’s peach cobbler ice cream.

Jessie Artigue is a style expert & on-air host with nearly 10 years of experience in the fashion, beauty & lifestyle industries. She’s also the creator of Season Everyday — An ethically-made silk dress that can be worn as multiple garments! Jessie also mentors and speaks to women all over the world about how to embrace their identity and design a flavorful life. She’s a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur and loves brainstorming about business and digital media, but is currently most excited about the award-winning podcast (called Marriage is Funny!) that she produces + co-hosts with her mostly-hilarious husband.

Christy Krumm Richard is a writing coach and author of the book SHOT: A Couple, a Country, and the Stubborn Quest for Hope. She is fascinated by the way that stories shape our culture and is passionate about helping writers and business owners get focused and clear on what their message is and why the world needs to hear it. She has taught academic writing classes at UC Irvine, Cal State Long Beach, and Golden West College. Her work has been featured in online outlets, such as Woman’s Day, RELEVANT Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, YourTango, and others.

Johanna Tropiano, Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Mend Project, has spent the last eight years working with International Justice Mission and other organizations on justice related human rights issues, such as human trafficking, violence towards women and children, and police brutality. She is a survivor of domestic violence and Double Abuse from friends, family members, and church leaders who refused to believe her cries for help and emboldened her Alleged Perpetrator. As a result, Johanna is a passionate advocate for those who have no voice. Her work has been published in multiple media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Darling Magazine, The Girl Who Knows, The Yellow Conference, Holl and Lane, and others. In 2016, she co-founded the The MEND Project with Annette Oltmans.

Ironworker by day and garage coffee roaster by night, Anthony Coppa is a skilled craftsman and artisan, passionate about community, coffee and creating. In 2015, Anthony hand-crafted his first coffee roaster, beginning his journey as a home roaster. He and his wife Brit founded Coppa Coffee and enjoy serving their community with speciality coffee. Anthony co-leads the Long Beach Coffee Club and is the expert home roaster in the Club. He leads Long Beach Coffee Clubs home roasting workshops.

FREE 2 hour parking is available in the parking structure on 3rd street, just before Pine Ave.

Wild Chive Vegan Pop-Up Thursday Night Dinner

Join us for dinner! Yes, you heard right the Wild Chive is now open for dinner every Thursday night from 5pm to 9pm starting on February 22, 2018.
Dining in a unique setting, our 4,500 sq ft show room, surrounded by local art and culture.
Full, table service dinner, and full bar are open 5pm-9pm.
FREE 2 hour parking is always available in the City Place parking lot on 3rd street just before Pine Ave.
The Wild Chive vegan is here for dinner every Thursday and for brunch every Sunday. We recommend you come early, and stay and shop after

heARTbeat – Jim Coke Photography Exhibition

MADE by Millworks presents
heARTbeat: California Counterculture 1966-69
Photographs by Jim Coke
Saturday, March 10 until Tuesday, April 2

OPENING EVENT March 10, 7-10pm
(scroll to bottom to see full details about the opening, including list of performers)

Artist’s Statement: In 1991, in my hometown of Long Beach, I discovered my unprinted vintage negatives and color transparencies after being piqued by Oliver Stone’s movie, The Doors. To my surprise, the notorious rock band had lain in storage untouched since 1967, when I captured them in their prime at LA’s first rock music festival two weeks before “Light My Fire” went number one nationally.

Traditional photographs of The Doors and digital variations of my images of Jim Morrison comprise the previously seen half of “heARTbeat”. And, in their Long Beach debut, another 25 counterculture subjects have been included during the year of their 50th anniversary, printed digitally on fine art paper. Among the historic figures and events in the cache of 35mm film strips and Kodachrome slides I found were legendary Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, pioneering LA tattoo master Bob Roberts, jazz bassist and UCLA educator Roberto Miranda, world music innovator and classical Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar, each represented in performance.

Whether a person or a place, the subject of a photograph is living in time, and I seek to document their essential moment, bearing witness through the lens as a freelance street photographer, or “camera packing demonstrator,” as UPI tagged me. I documented events such as the Monterey Pop Festival, LA’s Fantasy Faire music festival, the Human Be-In at Griffith Park, and Vietnam War and social movement protests such as Stop the Draft Week in Oakland, the Century City march against LBJ, and the perpetual campus happenings at UC Berkeley and in San Francisco.

When I first saw the images again, seemingly for the first time, they led me to a personal reawakening that paralleled the controversial Stone film’s effect of opening a critical re-examination of the American cultural revolution of the 1960’s. As I immersed myself in writing to reveal my buried memories, I worked to avoid the pitfall of retrograde nostalgic irrelevance lurking in the process of revisiting my youth in the counterculture era. I will have succeeded if the viewers of these American pictures feel a living resonance with the current state of the American scene more strongly than a romantic flashback, however pleasant that may feel.

Primarily because my photos emerged from storage at the dawn of the digital technology revolution, my urge to experiment dominated the process of creating a body of work. I learned of a new medium, the giclee, or ink jet print, which was invented by the master printer who worked on my first digital project, the Jim Morrison “Scream Sequence”. Change came almost overnight – in the time it took to retouch and compose the 11 images of Morrison, the technology had advanced so much that I had to start over to achieve the available quality. Out of the “Scream Sequence” group of figures, I printed individual images at life size at billboard companies. Eventually, I printed the climactic, screaming figure of Morrison 20 feet long on paper and pasted it up as the mural, “Flying Morrison”, still soaring over 4th St. in Long Beach.

Overall, these prints represent the evolution of photography from the darkroom-processed silver prints through several developmental stages of the digital printing process – from the beginning of publicly available services to the ubiquitous high-quality digital media of today. The key to staying current with the changes at every stage of photographic production has been collaboration, and it is with deep gratitude for the generosity of many friends along the way that I dedicate “heARTbeat”.

For many years, the key collaborator in my work has been multi-media artist Victor Raphael, whose work combining photography with gold and metal leaf is known internationally. His brilliant surface enhancements of several of my Jim Morrison images are included in “heARTbeat”.

Honoring another longtime partnership, in a worldwide debut, I have curated a special selection for a first-ever showing of the documentary political event photography of my UC Berkeley, Nikon F shooting partner, the Long Beach-raised – but Manzanar-born – photographer, Takashi “Tash” Suzuki. Muhammed Ali, Marlon Brando, Black Panthers Kathleen Cleaver and Bobby Seale, are included in his portfolio.

Staying awake and aware of the living arts and working with other artists has been a crucial force in my work. At every turn on this long path, I have been extremely fortunate to have had help from poets and musicians performing for opening events, which for over ten years have included a component of charity to support various local service programs. For this show, sales of the 11″x14″ show poster (similar to the event page image), will directly benefit Long Beach/Los Alamitos resident and rock guitar maestro Lanny Cordola’s program in Kabul, Afghanistan, where he teaches guitar to child victims of war. Miraculous Love Kids (MLK) / Girl with a Guitar has a growing base of support that we hope to increase with our donations, with your kind help.

OPENING with poetry, music and full bar
on Saturday, March 10th, 7-10pm

Music by:
Kern Richards
Peter Fahey
Shy But Flyy
Vanessa Acosta
Sarah Kramer
Scott Heustis
Scott Dibble
Jeff Boynton

Poetry by:
Joan Jobe Smith
Fred Voss
Michael C Ford
Virginie Francoeur
Chris Boyle
& Special Guests

Benefiting MLK – Miraculous Love Kids / Girl with a Guitar,
Lanny Cordola’s program for child war victims in Kabul, Afghanistan. Proceeds from sales of show posters ($40) will go
directly to supporting the MLK program.

MADE by Millworks is located at 240 Pine Ave in beautiful downtown Long Beach.
FREE 2 hour parking is available in the City Place parking structure on 3rd street just east of Pine Ave.

Best Vegan Brunch in LA!

Yes, you read that right. Our very own Wild Chive was voted Best Vegan Brunch in Los Angeles. Come down to MADE every Sunday from 9 am to 3 pm so that you too understand why. We can’t wait to feed you!

Recap of How I MADE It – January 2018

Check out the videos of How I MADE It from January 2018.
All videos by Rychard Cooper.
This How I MADE It was curated by Steven Deeble and explored the creative process.
You can purchase Steven Deeble’s novel Persistence of Vision at MADE by Millworks both in store and online.
Join us on February 9 for the next MADE Story Telling Hour(s)


in honor of Blaze Bernstein

Steven Deeble


Nancy Lynee Woo

Lili De La Mora and Rodney Sellars