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The Light in the Piazza

The Light in the Piazza

The Malaga Cove art show and sale is here for spring and summer Perhaps it’s the fountain and the weathered statue of Neptune, located a few dozen yards away, but there’s something slightly mythological about the 30 or so artists emerging each spring to exhibit their wares on the green lawn in front of Malaga […]

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Pushing Through the Doors of Perception – Conceptual camerawork at the Torrance Museum of Art

Pushing Through the Doors of Perception – Conceptual camerawork at the Torrance Museum of Art

It wasn’t long after the birth of photography in the 1830s that creative minds got busy. Images were being manipulated almost from the get-go, and this has only intensified with the technological advances of recent years. “Second Sight: New Representations in Photography,” which is at the Torrance Art Museum through May 14, pushes even further […]

 Kevin Cody

Artist Van Hamersveld, sculpture Barela installation unveilings in Hermosa, Manhattan Beach

Artist Van Hamersveld, sculpture Barela installation unveilings in Hermosa, Manhattan Beach

Two waves by two of surfing’s most celebrated artists will be unveiled in the Beach Cities in the coming weeks. Next Wednesday, Manhattan Village Mall will unveil a wave sculpture by Chris Barela. The former Hermosa Beach pro surfer’s other local installations include the life size bronze sculptures of Bob and Bill Meistrell at Seaside […]

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“Marilyn Forever,” Joyce Carol Oates, Torrance Art Museum, tanka poet Genie Nakano, Art Pepper celebration

“Marilyn Forever,” a new opera by Gavin Bryars, is onstage Sunday, March 29, at 2:30 p.m. in the Warner Grand Theatre, 478 W. Sixth St., San Pedro. This is the second of just two performances. It’s being presented by Long Beach Opera, conducted by Bill Linwood, with stage and production design by Andreas Mitisek. Pre-opera […]

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On view: “World War I: War of Images, Images of War”

In her book, Cassandra: A Novel and Four Stories, German author Christa Wolf poses a question: “You can tell when a war starts, but when does the pre-war start?” And a response: “If there are rules about that, we should pass them on… Among other things they would say: Do not let your own people […]

 Alyssa Morin

Artists, musicians, surfers shared talents to defeat Hermosa Beach oil drilling proposal

Artists, musicians, surfers shared talents to defeat Hermosa Beach oil drilling proposal

The Hermosa Beach Measure O opposition was a collaboration of painters, musicians, graphic designers and guerrilla artists. “It was such a group effort with so many people involved doing their part,” said graphic designer Chris Prenter.

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Breathing Life into An Empty Space

Breathing Life into An Empty Space

2-D and 3-D work by 4-D artists in Manhattan Beach Paintings and sculptures aren’t usually called upon to go head-to-head with one another, but that seems to be an underlying focus for “Post-Medium,” a four-person exhibition that opens tomorrow evening at the Manhattan Beach Art Center. The work of Walpa D’Mark, David Festa, Rema Ghuloum, […]

 Alyssa Morin

Entertainment calendar: books in MB, rock and film in El Segundo, comedy in Hermosa

Arts and entertainment calendar for the South Bay.

 Alyssa Morin

South Bay entertainment calendar: roller derby, eighties music and art shows

What to do in the Beach Cities this week.

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A Short Distance, But a Long Way

A Short Distance, But a Long Way

Artist Richard Stephens has found his little Santa Cruz Where’s Richard Stephens, the guy who used to run Cannery Row in Redondo Beach? Let’s follow the trail of dripping paint. There he is, in his new, intimate studio at Destination Art, a stone’s throw from Old Torrance and an easy lob from The Depot.   […]

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60 Shades of Burton Gray – post-abstract surrealist painter

You’ve taken your four-year-old son to church or to choir practice and you want him to sit still and somehow not be bored, so what do you do? Burton Gray’s mother handed him a pencil and a pad of paper. He was still too young to write his memoirs, but old enough to start drawing. […]

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The Living Storybooks of Cornelia Funke

The Living Storybooks of Cornelia Funke

Mirada and ESMoA and the MirrorWorld experience Cornelia Funke has authored many books for children and young adults, including the novels Reckless and Fearless, part of her enchanting MirrorWorld series. However, this latter series is now even more enchanting due to the ingenuity of a company based in Marina del Rey. Funke (pronounced “foon-ka”)  remembers […]

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Surveying the South Bay’s art shows of the year gone by

Surveying the South Bay’s art shows of the year gone by

As we emerge from the darkness of 2014 it’s become something of a habit to turn around and, like Orpheus, reach out to Eurydice just before she vanishes for good. And so with the visual arts: What was cool and what was a gruel over the past 12 months? This is my own glimpse back, […]

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Art is an experience and an adventure at ESMoA in El Segundo

Art is an experience and an adventure at ESMoA in El Segundo

In 2014, artnet named ESMoA (the El Segundo Museum of Art) as one of the top ten privately-owned contemporary art museums in America. ESMoA’s rise has been rapid. Just two years ago, as we were writing in advance of the opening exhibition, we were wondering just how well an experimental “art laboratory” (which is what […]

 Alyssa Morin

arts and entertainment calendar 2/5-2/11

thursday 5 Across a Green Ocean Wendy Lee, author of Across A Green Ocean, visits {pages}. RSVP’s Recommended. 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. Please call 310-318-0900 or email info@pagesabookstore.com. friday 6th Bach’s Lunchtime Recital Alison Bjorkedal on harp and Boglárka Kiss on flute founded Duo Ondine in 2005. To celebrate the Duo’s 10th anniversary in […]

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