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“Grounded” – Divola, Crosher at ESMoA

“Grounded” – Divola, Crosher at ESMoA

Flight Path “Grounded,” with photographers John Divola and Zoe Crosher at ESMoA by Bondo Wyszpolski In the old days, if you backed Dad’s car into a fire hydrant or flunked an easy math quiz, your parents might have “grounded” you for a few days. Or, if there was heavy fog and icy weather, flights were […]

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South Bay art calendar for June 21-27

South Bay art calendar for June 21-27

Thursday, June 21 And as summer begins… The El Segundo Art Walk goes from 5 to 9 p.m. throughout downtown El Segundo and the Smoky Hollow neighborhood, featuring over 40 artists in more than 30 venues. Live music, art, food, and South Bay/Los Angeles artists. Among the highlights, the Videowall Art Exhibition “3 by 9” […]

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Down the Nile, into the Mediterranean

Down the Nile, into the Mediterranean

“Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World” at the Getty Twenty-five centuries along the Mediterranean by Bondo Wyszpolski Because of its scope and depth, it’s best to have an initial understanding of what “Beyond the Nile: Egypt and the Classical World” has set out to achieve. “The overarching goal of this exhibition,” notes Jeffrey […]

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South Bay arts calendar for June 14 to 20

South Bay arts calendar for June 14 to 20

Thursday, June 14 The Bard is back in town Shakespeare by the Sea kicks off it’s summer season with “The Merry Wives of Windsor,” Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. in Point Fermin Park, 807 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro. Soon it’ll go on tour throughout Southern California. Opening next Thursday: “The Winter’s Tale.” Free; […]

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South Bay arts calendar for June 7 to 13

South Bay arts calendar for June 7 to 13

Thursday, June 7 Taking flight “Grounded,” featuring photographs by John Divola and Zoe Crosher, opens at ESMoA, 208 Main St., El Segundo. The show, curated by Colin Westerbeck, looks at LAX but in oblique angles, unlike any perspective you’ve seen before. Through Sept. 22. Call (424) 277-1020 or go to esmoa.org. It’s not over yet […]

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Ildy Lee A lady of many voices

Ildy Lee A lady of many voices

Ildy Lee performs a musical mosaic at Wayfarers Chapel

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Bigger and better: “CA 101” art show opens Friday in Redondo Beach

Bigger and better: “CA 101” art show opens Friday in Redondo Beach

A banquet of art for these unsettled times “CA 101 2018” opens Friday evening in Redondo Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski The annual “CA 101” is beginning to seem like the defining moment for art in the South Bay, and now, seven years in, this two week event has expanded to not only include art from […]

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South Bay arts calendar for May 31-June 6

South Bay arts calendar for May 31-June 6

Thursday, May 31 That’s a milestone St. Francis Episcopal Church is hosting its 50th annual “Palos Verdes Antiques Show and Sale” on Thursday and Friday from from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the church in Palos Verdes Estates. All sort of items from furniture to jewelry […]

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Surf City Theatre does Christopher Durang

Surf City Theatre does Christopher Durang

And Now for Something Completely Different Surf City Theatre presents “An Evening of Christopher Durang” by Bondo Wyszpolski Everyone loves an old chestnut, but on the other hand who can resist a fresh bowl of cherries? Surf City Theatre dishes out the staples, and generally they do a good job of it, too, but this […]

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South Bay arts calendar for May 17 to 23

South Bay arts calendar for May 17 to 23

Thursday, May 17 Imaginations go wild “Recess” continues through Saturday at ShockBoxx Gallery, 636 Cypress Ave., Hermosa Beach, and it features high school creatives working in a variety of mediums. (310) 989-4323 or go to shockboxxproject.com. Talk it over with someone The adult book discussion of the month focuses on “Destiny of the Republic,” by […]

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Beach arts – Shakespeare by the Sea

Beach arts – Shakespeare by the Sea

Shakespeare by the Sea hits the road with “The Merry Wives of Windsor” and “The Winter’s Tale”

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Summer Theater

Summer Theater

When in doubt, the play’s the thing

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South Bay arts calendar for May 10 to 16

South Bay arts calendar for May 10 to 16

Friday, May 11 Have they met theirs? “Match” opens at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Ave., Westchester. Stephen Belber’s play is about a couple who goes to interview a noted choreographer and dancer, “but it is soon evident that their agenda is as multilayered as the life story that Tobi begins to tell them.” Performances […]

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Van Hamersveld envelops El Segundo with his latest, greatest mural

Van Hamersveld envelops El Segundo with his latest, greatest mural

Kaleidoscopic grandeur Peninsula resident John Van Hamersveld’s new whirlwind of a mural unveiled in El Segundo by Bondo Wyszpolski There was no way to tie a curtain around it or throw a sheet over it, but Saturday’s “unveiling” of John Van Hamersveld’s 510-foot wraparound mural has transformed a large rusted water tank overlooking the shores […]

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