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 Bondo Wyszpolski

“Eat” is a feast for the eyes at ESMoA

“Eat” is a feast for the eyes at ESMoA

A meal for the senses “Eat” is an artistically tasty treat from ESMoA by Bondo Wyszpolski In Albrecht Dürer’s famous 1523 woodcut, “The Last Supper,” the meals haven’t yet arrived and the apostles look a tad bored. Let’s begin by feeding them, and taking a few lines from “The Sentimental Education,” by Gustave Flaubert: “For […]

 Neely Swanson

“Transit” – Moving [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Transit” – Moving [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson Writer/director Christian Petzold is a master of allegory, irony, and complexity. He is also a gifted interpreter of novels, adapting them so that new meaning and depth rises out of the pages. Such was the case of “Phoenix,” his allegorical story set in post-war Germany and based on Le Retour des Cendres […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for March 7 to 13

South Bay arts calendar for March 7 to 13

Thursday, March 7 When the clock’s ticking Sunita Puri, author of “That Good Night” (about life and medicine in the eleventh hour), discusses her book at 7 p.m. at {pages} a bookstore, 904 Manhattan Ave., Manhattan Beach. Admission to the event includes a copy of the book and is $32.04 (which includes a $2.04 service […]

 Neely Swanson

“Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People” – Won’t win the prize [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People” – Won’t win the prize [MOVIE REVIEW]

by Neely Swanson “Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People,” directed by Oren Rudavsky and written by Rudavsky and Robert Seidman, was produced in association with PBS American Masters. One had reason to have high hopes. Pulitzer made a major impact on publishing and is the quintessential immigrant story. My formative years were spent reading the […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Amelia Amell’s long artistic journey

Amelia Amell’s long artistic journey

From Hispaniola to the shores of L.A. Works by Amelia Amell are on view at the Manhattan Beach Art Center by Bondo Wyszpolski It doesn’t surprise Amelia Amell when I tell her that, to the best of my knowledge, she’s the first person I’ve met from the Dominican Republic. And furthermore, I add, if I […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar: Feb. 28-March 6

South Bay arts calendar: Feb. 28-March 6

Friday, March 1 Seductive sounds Trio Ondine, with Boglárka Kiss on flute, Alison Bjorkedal on harp, and Alma Lisa Fernandez on viola, perform at 12:15 p.m. in the First Lutheran Church and School, 2900 W. Carson St., Torrance. Free; donations appreciated. (310) 316-5574. Latin pop songstress Gina Chavez blends the sounds of the Americas with […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

Narrative works by five artists at El Camino

Narrative works by five artists at El Camino

Dismal swamps to urban jungles Narrative paintings by Zeal Harris in “Personal Truth” at El Camino College by Bondo Wyszpolski Years ago I’d catch a taxi to either the Greyhound or Trailways bus depot in downtown Norfolk, and after several hours and several stops (Newport News, Williamsburg, Richmond, etc.), we’d arrive in the heart of […]

 Bondo Wyszpolski

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 21 to 27

South Bay arts calendar for Feb. 21 to 27

Thursday, February 21 Tea and gravestones “The Cemetery Club,” written by Ivan Menchell and directed by James Rice, opens at 8 p.m. at Little Fish Theatre, 777 Centre St., San Pedro. Much of the cast has been seen in Hermosa Beach and Torrance productions. The play explores enduring friendships and the power of love after […]