An audience of distinguished art and music lovers gathered
The Torrance Artwalk is Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. There’s strength in numbers. Small businesses in small communities have been finding a way to bring attention to themselves and to each other by means of an artwalk, whether monthly as in San Pedro, during the summer as in El Segundo, or on a once-annual […]
Hermosa Beach Utility Box produced by Civic Couch in association with the Easy Reader Newspaper. Leadership Hermosa Beach organized a community project that transformed 8 utility boxes located across Hermosa Beach by wrapping them in beautiful, entertaining, and stimulating art donated by local artists. See the story and photos by Kevin Cody. The HUB Art […]
Hermosa Beach will become a beacon to the punk world, Leadership Hermosa boardmember Jani Lange predicted on the unveiling of artist Daniel Inez utility box tribute to Hermosa’s punk bands.
What started in 2002 as the Hermosa Beach Art Walk and is now known as the Hermosa Fine Arts Festival, has developed over the years into one of the most prestigous outdoor art shows in Southern California.
“Matter,” a solo show devoted to Michael Sistig, opens Sunday at ESMoA A finished canvas by German artist Michael Sistig is a great deal more than a flat surface covered with paint. His work is often like a bowl of soup with many ingredients floating in it, a small cluster of objects here, some over […]
Trustees, staff and Volunteers of Palos Verdes Art Center / Beverly G. Alpay Center for Arts Education celebrating the center’s 85th anniversary
by Bondo Wyszpolski We all know what happened to Humpty Dumpty: All the king’s horses and all the king’s men/ couldn’t put Humpty together again. But wait. If he’d been airlifted to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center maybe we’d have a different rhyme and a different outcome. Steve Shriver may not forgive me for […]
Manhattan Beach native Rachel Bloom has a hit with TV’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” by Ryan McDonald In his poem “New Hampshire,” Robert Frost tells of meeting a Californian who extols the Golden State’s virtues. The climate is so good, the Californian insists, that no one ever dies of natural causes. Instead, “Vigilance Committees/Had to organize to […]
A mid-career survey of ceramic work by Keiko Fukazawa opens tonight at El Camino College Keiko Fukazawa must be having loads of fun. Her whimsical ceramic creations often make us smile but at the same time they are elegant and thought-provoking. Christopher Knight of the L.A. Times recently devoted lots of ink to her exhibition […]
Noir: The Romance of Black in 19th Century French Drawings and Prints by Bondo Wyszpolski In the middle of the 19th century things got dark, although not necessarily bleak. Charcoal, fabricated black chalk, and conte crayon, among other drawing materials, became readily available, and artists ventured forth to explore their possibilities. Also, as Getty Senior […]
Manhattan Beach artist Virginia Vilchis draws her subjects from within The paintings of Virginia Vilchis tend to be bright and dark at the same time. By bright I mean colorful, and by dark I mean somber, with an alluring gravitas. Combined with mixed media and a texture so prevalent we may want to run our […]
Georgette Gantner brings live music to a local picture gallery Last month the Torrance Art Museum tried something a little different. In the main gallery, surrounded by four walls of art, a small jazz combo performed. It was a soft opening, you might say, and the turnout was modest, but the event heralded a new, […]