German-based artist Amely Spoetzl has been drawn to plants and natural elements since childhood. In her first solo show in Los Angeles, Spoetzl takes a deeper exploration of what nature means in ESMoA’s latest exhibit “Plant,” which opens Thursday, Oct. 24, in El Segundo.

When Kevin Gilligan turned 50 this year he started to think about the rapidly changing roles of men and masculinity and what that means in today’s society. His latest exhibit, “Developing Men,” examines “male friendship, masculinity, isolation, community and legacy” through photography and video.

Lovers of the world of “Oz” have followed the yellow brick road since the publication of L. Frank Baum's children's novel, “The Wonderful World of Oz,” in 1900. Following dozens of books set in Oz, stage productions and films, including the iconic 1939 adaptation starring Judy Garland, the m…

“Playtime is Over: A Solo Exhibition by Preston Smith,” opens Saturday, May 18, at ShockBoxx gallery, located at 636 Cypress Ave. in Hermosa Beach.

ShockBoxx Gallery’s group show “Figments” takes place Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6, at 636 Cypress Ave., in Hermosa Beach.

HippyTree, located in Torrance, will host a pop-up photography gallery of its #52weeksofnature photo contest winners, Saturday, Jan. 26, from 7 to 10 p.m., at Unita Gallery, located at 215 Arena St in El Segundo.

Palos Verdes artist John Van Hamersveld's artistic flare can be seen all across the South Bay including on a mural in Hermosa Beach, the exterior surround on the Manhattan Beach Art Center and most recently on a DWP tank in El Segundo.

Music producer Spot was pivotal in the early punk scene in Hermosa Beach, working with SST Records' bands such as Black Flag, Minutemen, Descendents and Misfits. But while he produced, mixed and recorded these iconic bands, he was also behind the scenes with his camera, capturing candid moments.