Saturday, January 19, 5–8pm
Exhibition Dates: January 17–February 22, 2013
Benefit Exhibition for the Venice Arts Young Explorer Campaign
In 2012, four photographers—Stu Levy, Phil Straus, Rita Swinford, and Jasmine Swope—traveled along the Colorado River, from Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek, capturing its geography and history through fine-art photography. This exhibition brings together their photographic visions of this spectacular landscape, and is a benefit to support the new Venice Arts Young Explorer Campaign, which will send Venice Arts’ students on a sponsored program to explore the Grand Canyon, offering them an opportunity of a lifetime to travel on the river, explore the history and geology of the environment, and document their experiences through photography, film/video, and multimedia.
When & Where
Now in its twenty-second year, Venice Arts is a nonprofit arts organization that is committed to providing high-impact arts education for low-income youth in the areas of photography, filmmaking, and multimedia. In addition to its core Art Mentoring & Education Program, Venice Arts implements regional, statewide, and international Documentary Programs with both adults and children; presents exhibitions, public programs, and workshops for adults centered around documentary photography and film through its Gallery & Public Programs; and consults on media arts, visual storytelling, and arts education locally and internationally through its Consulting & Training Program. It is the philosophy of Venice Arts that self-expression, particularly through the arts, has the potential to transform and empower young people to see greater possibilities for themselves and for their communities.
To find out more about Venice Arts, visit www.venicearts.org.