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A walk through abstract expressionism

A walk through abstract expressionism

Basic principles Abstract expressionist painter and arts teacher Dael Patton by Bondo Wyszpolski And so let us begin, in medias res, with Adolph Gottlieb coming out from New York and teaching a graduate art class at UCLA. Gottlieb (1903-1974) is still hailed as one of the masters of abstract expressionism, and one of his students […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Frank LaMantia: In realms of color

Frank LaMantia: In realms of color

All the colors of the rainbow The illuminating art of Frank LaMantia by Bondo Wyszpolski For some time now, usually when least expecting it, I’d come across an image that simply popped from the page. It took a while to figure out that Frank LaMantia was the artist behind these works, which in most cases […]

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The seascape art of Stephen Mirich

The seascape art of Stephen Mirich

Living and painting down by the sea The shoreline is in the very blood of Stephen Mirich by Bondo Wyszpolski Stephen Mirich is a prominent member of the Portuguese Bend Artists Colony, whose primary focus has been landscapes and seascapes. He’s also been a local resident his entire life, born in San Pedro in 1954, […]

 Neely Swanson

“Sometimes Always Never” – Almost [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Sometimes Always Never” – Almost [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Sometimes Always Never,” a valiant effort at making a Wes Anderson-type film, is just that – an effort. It would have been better if it didn’t look so deliberately copied from the Anderson playbook (“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Moonrise Kingdom,” “Royal Tenenbaums”), using his color palette and shaggy dog-type narrative. Adopting the […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Lucy Bradanovic Agid, sculptor

Lucy Bradanovic Agid, sculptor

A life carved in stone Ninety years with sculptor Lucy Bradanovic Agid by Bondo Wyszpolski Let’s look at her art first, shall we? because it takes only a glance to see the artistry in the marble and bronze sculptures and statuettes created by Lucy Agid. They are not excessively large, we’re not talking Michelangelo’s “Pietà” […]

 Neely Swanson

“And We Go Green” – and really fast [MOVIE REVIEW]

“And We Go Green” – and really fast [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “And We Go Green” is the fascinating story of a new race for speed. Directors Fisher Stevens and Malcolm Venville have laid out the story of Formula E, the all-electric race that follows the Formula 1 template but with newer, even more cutting-edge technology. What follows is a speedy (yes, I meant […]

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Dylanfest 30: Live-streaming this weekend

Dylanfest 30: Live-streaming this weekend

Come rain or shine or virus, Dylanfest is here Live-streamed Friday through Sunday by Bondo Wyszpolski This year’s Dylanfest, presented by the South Bay music duo Andy and Renee, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The live concert was scheduled for May 30. Not surprisingly, some changes were made, but it all comes down to this: […]

 Kevin Cody

Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar: Music, Readings, Health

Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar: Music, Readings, Health

Local musicians keep alive Hermosa’s annual Memorial Day Weekend Fiesta with streaming shows. Visit Easy Reader/HermosaOne Streaming Calendar for Music, Readings, and Health programs