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Artists in their studios… A time for new ideas

Artists in their studios… A time for new ideas

In the studio, and busier than ever When art calls, no one sleeps on the job by Bondo Wyszpolski We’ve been keeping in touch with most of the local galleries, but what are the artists themselves up to, at least those in good health and with time on their hands? Well, most of them are […]

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Even closed, galleries remain busy

Even closed, galleries remain busy

Behind the closures, they’re keeping busy An update on galleries in the South Bay by Bondo Wyszpolski Although the major museums are closed for an indefinite period of time, and art galleries as well, a few of the latter, because of their small size, are still allowing in the occasional visitor, although pretty much by […]

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Galleries go dark; art stays lit

Galleries go dark; art stays lit

Finding light in dark times Local art galleries: postponements, and viable alternatives to showing their art by Bondo Wyszpolski Almost all local galleries are closed or closing temporarily, but what do the gallery owners have in mind during the meantime? Receptions have been cancelled, and some exhibitions that have been scheduled may never open. We’ve […]

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South Bay arts calendar 3/13 – 3/18

South Bay arts calendar 3/13 – 3/18

UPDATE: many of the events listed below have been cancelled (the performances at El Camino College, for example) and so if you are or were planning to attend any of them you should first verify with the organization or event coordinators. Thank you. Friday, March 13 He’s a pinball wizard Postponed: The musical “Tommy,” based […]

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Chanteuse Jessica Fichot in concert Friday

Chanteuse Jessica Fichot in concert Friday

Songs of past and present, near and far Chanteuse Jessica Fichot evokes Paris and old Shanghai at El Camino College by Bondo Wyszpolski Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but you may have been expecting this: Jessica Fichot’s concert at Marsee Auditorium has been postponed, presumably to be rescheduled for next season. In […]

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Sarah Svetlana at ShockBoxx Gallery

Sarah Svetlana at ShockBoxx Gallery

секретный сад [Secret Garden] A solo show by Sarah Svetlana by Bondo Wyszpolski We can routinely count on ShockBoxx in Hermosa Beach to present us with intriguing and evocative shows, and they’ve got one opening up this weekend. But it’s not just “any show” or “another show,” but one which gallery owner Mike Collins feels […]

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South Bay Arts Calendar: 3/5 – 3/11

South Bay Arts Calendar: 3/5 – 3/11

Thursday, March 5 Remember when? “Going to the Movies: The Story of the Bijou Theater” is an exhibition presented by the Hermosa Beach Museum, 710 Hermosa Ave, Hermosa Beach, that documents not only downtown Hermosa’s former movie palace, but its days when it opened as the Metropolitan and later when it was The Cove. The […]

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Michelangelo draws us to the Getty

Michelangelo draws us to the Getty

The wellsprings of creation “Michelangelo: Mind of a Master” by Bondo Wyszpolski A few years ago, in his global survey of art from its earliest moments to the present, Julian Bell stated, referring, of course, to Michelangelo: “Never before or since has so much in art revolved around a single personality.” On the face of […]

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Alive and well at the Palos Verdes Art Center

Alive and well at the Palos Verdes Art Center

When you’ve been handed the keys to the kingdom Daniela Saxa-Kaneko is the interim executive director of the Palos Verdes Art Center by Bondo Wyszpolski It’s not quite a changing of the guard, but almost. When Joe Baker left the Palos Verdes Art Center there was the inevitable speculation as to who would be hired […]

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PVAC Interim director Daniela Saxa-Kaneko

PVAC Interim director Daniela Saxa-Kaneko

When you’ve been handed the keys to the kingdom

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Heard the rumors about Surf City Theatre?

Heard the rumors about Surf City Theatre?

They’re having an affair in Hermosa Beach Neil Simon’s “Rumors” is onstage at Surf City Theatre through March 8 (a review) by Bondo Wyszpolski The party’s about to get started, or is it? Charlie Brock and his wife Myra are commemorating their 10th wedding anniversary and the first couple to arrive, Chris Gorman (Marquel Skinner-Rogers) […]

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South Bay arts calendar from 2/27 to 3/4

South Bay arts calendar from 2/27 to 3/4

Thursday, February 27 A diverse repertoire The Rawlins Piano Trio, with violinist Ioana Galu, cellist Sonja Kraus, and pianist Susan Keith Gray, performs standard works to new and undiscovered pieces, and they’re playing at 7:30 p.m. in the Campus Theatre at El Camino College, Crenshaw and Redondo Beach boulevards, Torrance. The program includes works by […]

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Rock music icons: They provided our visual soundtrack

Rock music icons: They provided our visual soundtrack

El Segundo Public Library hosted a conversation with John Van Hamersveld and Henry Diltz

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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 21 to 26

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 21 to 26

Friday, February 21 Getting soulful The Joanna Medawar Nachef Singers perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Rolling Hills United Methodist Church, 26438 Crenshaw Blvd, Rolling Hills Estates. The program, “Gospel, Motown, Spirituals,” is sure to be lively and vibrant. Free, donations appreciated. (310) 377-6771 or go to rhumc.org. Releasing their potential Freedom4U offers youth-oriented, peer-drive […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 13 to 19

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 13 to 19

Thursday, February 13 Kiss me again and again “Loves Me/Loves Me Not” is a Valentine’s Day treat of five short plays centered around love, performed on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 p.m. in Little Fish Theatre, 777 S. Centre St, San Pedro. All seats $20, plus an extra buck as a service fee. Two […]

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