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Anita Bunn in “Terra Firma” art show in MB

Anita Bunn in “Terra Firma” art show in MB

In the landscape sublime Photographer Anita Bunn is in “Terra Firma,” opening Friday in Manhattan Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Several months ago I saw a photograph of a tree which held my attention. It was taken by Anita Bunn, now among those featured in “Terra Firma,” opening tomorrow (reception from 6 to 9 p.m.) at […]

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Playful art in Manhattan Beach

Playful art in Manhattan Beach

Bear Necessities Our childhood friends re-configured at the Manhattan Beach Art Center by Bondo Wyszpolski If you’d gone to the Manhattan Beach Art Center last weekend you might have learned a new word: Toyetic. It’s an entertainment term that refers to the suitability of an item or figure from a movie, cartoon, etc., for commercial […]

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Whimsical, colorful art from José Lozano

Whimsical, colorful art from José Lozano

Tales from the Neighborhood In Manhattan Beach, a solo show devoted to artist José Lozano by Bondo Wyszpolski You can have a down-to-earth conversation about art if you talk with José Lozano, and maybe you’ll get that chance because “José Lozano: Chicano Trickster” opens a week from today at the Manhattan Beach Art Center and […]

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Fine art benefit auction on Saturday in Manhattan Beach

Fine art benefit auction on Saturday in Manhattan Beach

All This Can Be Yours! “Cross Town Traffic” benefits everyone by Bondo Wyszpolski Two prominent art organizations, the Manhattan Beach Art Center and South Bay Contemporary, have joined together for a fundraising auction and art show that’s coming to a head on Saturday. “Cross Town Traffic” features almost 100 works of art that are viewable […]

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The Wondrous art of Shane Guffogg

The Wondrous art of Shane Guffogg

“Dance of Thought” Paintings by Shane Guffogg in Manhattan Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski It will be a privilege to see recent work by Los Angeles-based artist Shane Guffogg in our corner of the universe, in a show presented by Homeira Goldstein and Time4Art, opening Wednesday at the Manhattan Beach Art Center. Guffogg thinks of his […]

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California Locos in Manhattan Beach

California Locos in Manhattan Beach

Let’s Get a Little Crazy, Shall We? A California Locos experience at the Manhattan Beach Art Center by Bondo Wyszpolski In a few minutes, an L.A.-based art collective will set up camp, drop “an art intelligence bomb,” the likes of which we haven’t seen here in the South Bay, and then they’ll scatter, to regroup […]

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“Very Cinematic Narrative” at the Manhattan Beach Art Center

“Very Cinematic Narrative” at the Manhattan Beach Art Center

Toys in the Attic William Sandell’s kinetic sculptures evoke memories of times long gone by Bondo Wyszpolski When we step inside William Sandell’s art studio, we’ve entered a space that feels partly like an eccentric showroom or museum and partly like a repair shop for vintage arcade machines. Or so it seems. Located in the […]

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John Van Hamersveld retrospective – tonight in Manhattan Beach

John Van Hamersveld retrospective – tonight in Manhattan Beach

  The Hammer comes down in Manhattan Beach by Bondo Wyszpolski Even if he doesn’t set foot in the water today, John Van Hamersveld will be riding the biggest wave of all. That’s because a tightly-focused retrospective of his work opens in just a few hours, with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. in […]