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 Bondo Wyszpolski

As in Florence, so in Torrance

As in Florence, so in Torrance

There’s light in the tunnel An ongoing visual journal of the plague year by Bondo Wyszpolski When the plague ravaged Florence in 1348, three men and seven women retired to the hills above the city to wait out the pestilence, and to pass the time they told one another stories. That’s the premise of Boccacio’s […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

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 […]

 Mark McDermott

“You will never see this again”: Robi Hutas, 1935 – 2020

“You will never see this again”: Robi Hutas, 1935 – 2020

 ‘You will never see this again’ from Easy Reader News on Vimeo. [Editor’s note: Long time Hermosa Beach photographer, artist and volleyball player Robi Hutas succumbed to cancer over the weekend. The following story originally appeared in the August 19, 2011 Easy Reader] by Mark McDermott  Photographer Robi Hutas has long been known as […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

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 […]

 Mark McDermott

A message from a Marley

A message from a Marley

BeachLife Festival is postponed. But Ziggy Marley, who was scheduled to appear with his brother Stephen in honor of Bob Marley’s 75th birthday, says this moment offers a larger lesson in human connection   by Rachel Reeves Ziggy Marley was scheduled to perform at BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach in May, as part of an […]

 Mark McDermott

BeachLife Festival is postponed; Ziggy Marley shares thoughts on COVID-19

BeachLife Festival is postponed; Ziggy Marley shares thoughts on COVID-19

by Mark McDermott and Rachel Reeves The BeachLife Festival last week announced its postponement due to the novel coronavirus outbreak. The festival, scheduled for the first weekend of May, posted a statement on its social media announcing an indefinite delay.  “It is with heavy hearts, but a strong sense of community that we announce the […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

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 […]

 Neely Swanson

“Resistance” – No problem [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Resistance” – No problem [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Resistance,” a film written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, had a presumably interesting topic to cover, the wartime heroics of Marcel Marceau, and squandered it. Marcel Marceau, the internationally famous mime, was born Marcel Mangel, the Jewish son of a butcher in Strasbourg, France. Wanting nothing more than to act, he honed […]