Mark McDermott

Still life with Chef Guidone: Mangiamo’s longtime owner turns his attention to painting

Still life with Chef Guidone: Mangiamo’s longtime owner turns his attention to painting

    by Mark McDermott Ron Guidone has always been practical about art. Guidone owned, operated, and cooked at two downtown Manhattan Beach restaurants for four decades —  Talia’s, which closed four years ago, for 36 years, and Mangiamo, which he recently turned over to his wife, Lisa, for 34 years. While other high concept […]

 Kevin Cody

Hermosa Beach author recounts life of puppeteer Alan Cook

Hermosa Beach author recounts life of puppeteer Alan Cook

When Alan Cook was a boy in the 1940s, puppeteers enjoyed the status of current rock stars. They hosted early television shows such as “Howdy Doody” and were mainstays on the “Ed Sullivan Show.” His memories from puppeteering’s Golden Years, and photographs from his collection of over 5,000 puppets are the subject a new book by Hermosa Beach writer and artist Jacqueline Marks.

 Ryan McDonald

Hermosa Beach ShockBoxx, new art gallery, is ready to ‘Break the System’

Hermosa Beach ShockBoxx, new art gallery, is ready to ‘Break the System’

Mike Collins and Laura Schuler were gazing in wonder at the walls of ShockBoxx.

    by Ryan McDonald Mike Collins and Laura Schuler were gazing in wonder at the walls of ShockBoxx, the new art gallery they are opening on Cypress Avenue. The first official show takes place this weekend, but a sort of soft opening happened last month, when they invited fellow Hermosa Beach artists LG Givot […]

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – McCaw art exhibition

Spotlight on the Hill – McCaw art exhibition

The McCaw father and sons holiday exhibition

 Kevin Cody

Mayor thanks arts community at Excellence in Arts Awards

Last Sunday, nine local artists who have made significant contributions to Torrance’s art community were honored at the 39th Annual Torrance Excellence in Arts Awards ceremony.

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Man of Steele: An artist who elevates and takes pride in his community

Man of Steele: An artist who elevates and takes pride in his community

Art of Steele An artist who elevates and takes pride in his community by Bondo Wyszpolski When we step into the vast Carson studio of painter Alexey Steele we can be forgiven for thinking we’ve slipped back in time, into the atelier of Ilya Repin or Valentin Serov, dominant figures of late 19th century Russian […]

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Freighthouse Art and Furnishings

Spotlight on the Hill – Freighthouse Art and Furnishings

Sara Balough’s new designer showcase store Freighthouse in old Torrance joined the 2nd annual Torrance Artwalk

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Dedicated to the One I Love

  Dedicated to the One I Love Annie Appel’s portraits of her Muse are on view in San Pedro’s Gallery 381 by Bondo Wyszpolski Photographs by Annie Appel One can be inspired by a sunset or a sermon, but when a creative artist is inspired by another person then that person becomes a muse. An […]

 Judy Rae

Beach art – HUB Art installation

Beach art – HUB Art installation

“This unveiling will make Hermosa Beach a beacon to the punk world,”

 Brad Jacobson

Hermosa Beach Parking Lot Makeover

Hermosa Beach Parking Lot Makeover

Mural honoring Hermosa Beach volleyball debuts on June 25th Completed by noted local photographer Bo Bridges, the mural uses high-resolution photos on a vinyl-based material, and covers the south- and west-facing walls of the foot of the downtown parking structure. It dispenses with veneration of past stars — one image captures nothing above the knees—in […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Théodore Rousseau and “Unruly Nature”

Alight in the Forest “Unruly Nature: The Landscapes of Théodore Rousseau” at the Getty by Bondo Wyszpolski We know him as one of the key figures of the Barbizon School, and as an artist who was pushing up at the floorboards of Impressionism, but how does Théodore Rousseau (1812-1867) fare in his own right? Of […]

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Malaga Cove Art Fair Art in the Plaza

Spotlight on the Hill – Malaga Cove Art Fair  Art in the Plaza

Malaga Cove Lawn Art Shows, where art lovers, collectors and artists come to meet and mingle

 Judy Rae

Spotlight on the Hill – Classical Underground Alexey Steele Presents Music and Art Series

Spotlight on the Hill – Classical Underground  Alexey Steele Presents Music and Art Series

An audience of distinguished art and music lovers gathered

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Hitting the Pavement in Old Torrance

Hitting the Pavement in Old Torrance

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 […]

 Brad Jacobson

Hermosa Beach Utility Box Art [VIDEO]

Hermosa Beach Utility Box Art [VIDEO]

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 […]

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