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.
The McCaw father and sons holiday exhibition
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 […]
Sara Balough’s new designer showcase store Freighthouse in old Torrance joined the 2nd annual Torrance Artwalk
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 […]
“This unveiling will make Hermosa Beach a beacon to the punk world,”
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 […]
Malaga Cove Lawn Art Shows, where art lovers, collectors and artists come to meet and mingle
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.