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Summer Calendar: Hermosa’s Art Walk Steps Up

Same month, same place, same format, but classy new name It’s official, the Hermosa Beach Art Walk is now the Hermosa Beach Fine Arts Festival, and this year its taking place on Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days on the lawn at the the southwest […]

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Joe Turner’s Come and Gone… and Come Again

Joseph Mallord William Turner at the Getty by Bondo Wyszpolski The thoughtful Turner show at the Getty mainly sets out to do two things. First, by focusing exclusively on the painter’s late work, from 1835 when he was 60-years-old, to the time of his death 16 years later in 1851, when he was 76, to […]

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Into the Mystic

Into the Mystic

Four writers – and one artist – in search of the transcendent Maybe it’s not the best trait for a journalist, but when it comes to those who make art, few things are more appealing than a playful imagination. This is one of the qualities I admire about Cie Gumucio, a Redondo Beach artist with […]

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The Endless Highway

The Endless Highway

Jim Murray’s painterly explorations span decades   by Bondo Wyszpolski Going back 40 years and more, there have been seismic shifts in the work of Manhattan Beach artist Jim Murray, shifts of style, medium, and focus that have welled up over time and then propelled a sudden jolt towards a new subject and/or approach. “Been […]

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“Zeitgeist” – Select Germanic art on view at the Getty

by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s not easy to pack a big century into a small show, and “Zeitgeist: Art in the Germanic World, 1800-1900” can only selectively hint at the richness and variety of work that was created in Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia during the 19th Century. Curated by Lee Hendrix, senior curator of drawings at […]

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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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