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Below the surface: Barbara Strasen’s layered artwork at El Camino College

Below the surface: Barbara Strasen’s layered artwork at El Camino College

Over, under, sideways, down Barbara Strasen and the group show “Layer Upon Layer” at El Camino College by Bondo Wyszpolski No one should be surprised, when standing in front of a painting by Barbara Strasen, to find themselves drawn forward into its depths, under or just behind the surface images where other images are waiting. […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 14 to 20

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 14 to 20

Thursday, November 14 Into another dimension “She Kills Monsters,” a play by Qui Nguyen, is being presented by Mira Costa High School Drama Tech in Mira Costa’s Small Theatre, 1401 Artesia Blvd, Manhattan Beach. After the death of her sister Tilly, Agnes finds her Dungeons & Dragons notebook, and through the portal she goes, into […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 7 to 13

South Bay arts calendar for Nov. 7 to 13

Thursday, November 7 The way it was “Robi Hutas: Classic Photographs and Watercolors” goes on view at Richard Stephens/Cannery Row Studios, in The Loft at 401 S. Mesa St., San Pedro. Open during the First Thursday Art Walk from 6 to 9 p.m. Hutas has chronicled life and sports in the South Bay, especially in […]

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Bouquets of beauty: Manet’s late paintings

Bouquets of beauty: Manet’s late paintings

Flowers, femininity and fashion “Manet and Modern Beauty” at the Getty by Bondo Wyszpolski As one of the key Impressionist painters of the 1860s and ‘70s, Édouard Manet (1832-1883) needs no introduction. However, most of the work we’re familiar with was created during the earlier part of a career that was, unfortunately, cut short by […]

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Claudia Meyer: A “light opera” in the Manhattan Beach Arts Center

Claudia Meyer: A “light opera” in the Manhattan Beach Arts Center

Into the light, out of the light Recent work by Claudia Meyer opens Friday in Manhattan Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Artwork that’s singularly compelling dares us to try and box it in with verbal or written descriptions, and this must often be the case with the creations of Swiss-born Claudia Meyer, whose solo show, “ImmersiO,” […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 31-Nov. 6

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 31-Nov. 6

Thursday, October 31 A spooky place to be La Imperial Dance is hosting a Halloween Party at 7:30 p.m. at 903 N. Catalina Ave, Redondo Beach. Admission, $15. Call (310) 372-7600 or go to laimperialdance.com. Dark and dramatic House of Bards is a new theater company that’s currently presenting “Macbeth” at the Grand Annex, 434 […]

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A culture of sculpture in the open air in Palos Verdes Peninsula

A culture of sculpture in the open air in Palos Verdes Peninsula

“Hide and Seek: Art Meets Nature” at South Coast Botanic Gardens

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Yvetta Williams sold seashells by the seashore

Yvetta Williams sold seashells by the seashore

When Yvetta Williams heard the mermaids singing

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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 24 to 31

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 24 to 31

Thursday, October 24 It’ll grow on you “Plant,” featuring the work of artist Amely Spoetzl… a peek inside her studio, as it were, to see urban interventions, photographs, drawings, sculptures, and more. The photographs were created in collaboration with Bernd Zoellner. Jasmine Nyende is also being featured: she’s an LA-based new media artist whose work […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 17 to 23

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 17 to 23

Thursday, October 17 Dark and dramatic House of Bards is a new theater company that’s currently presenting “Macbeth” at the Grand Annex, 434 W. Sixth St, San Pedro. Performances: Thursday at 7:30; Friday at 7:30; Sunday at 2; plus Thursday, Oct. 24, at 7:30; Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30; Thursday, Oct. 31, at 7:30; Friday, […]

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Decades later, Gardena High School’s classic art collection comes to light

Decades later, Gardena High School’s classic art collection comes to light

Long ago, but not so far away Among high schools, Gardena’s art collection was unrivaled by Bondo Wyszpolski One hundred years ago, Gardena High School principal John H. Whitely pushed forward an idea that soon put the city on the map. By 1928, according to the Gardena Valley News, GHS was becoming known as “the […]

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South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 10 to 16

South Bay arts calendar for Oct. 10 to 16

Thursday, October 10 California dreaming “CA 101” continues through Sunday at 200 N. Harbor Dr., Redondo Beach. Hours, Thursday from 12 to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Tonight (Thursday) there’s a TEDx talk from 6 to 10 p.m. It’s curated by Peggy Sivert […]

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Ethan Coen’s slices of life at the Taper

Ethan Coen’s slices of life at the Taper

La comédie humaine Ethan Coen’s “A Play is a Poem” – five playlets at the Mark Taper Forum by Bondo Wyszpolski Playwright Ethan Coen is one-half of the high-flying Coen Brothers (with Joel), whose cinematic career has encompassed “Blood Simple,” “Fargo,” and “No Country For Old Men,” among others others. They’re true movie magic magicians; […]

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“Ca 101” art show opens big on Friday

“Ca 101” art show opens big on Friday

With love, from our galaxy to yours “CA 101” touches down, opens tomorrow in Redondo Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Now in its eighth year, “CA 101” has become the South Bay’s most anticipated art exhibition. And, once again, dodging obstacles and setbacks (an 11th hour change of venue), curator Nina Zak Laddon and exhibition director […]

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The Huntington turns 100: She’s grand, she’s beautiful, she’s lively

The Huntington turns 100: She’s grand, she’s beautiful, she’s lively

Healthy and attractive at 100 “1919” – The Huntington kicks off its centennial celebration by Bondo Wyszpolski On August 30, 1919, Henry and Arabella Huntington signed the trust document “that would transform their property into a public institution,” which is to say “a free public library, art gallery, museum and park.” Although it didn’t formally […]

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