San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
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
Venice Arts ignites, expands, and transforms the lives of Los Angeles’ low-income youth through photography and film education, and uses its participatory storytelling practices to amplify the voices of underrepresented communities around the world.
This mission grew out of our founding dream: to create a vibrant, neighborhood arts center committed to education and community-building through the arts. Twenty-four years later, we are proud to have been recognized, nationally and locally, as one of the preeminent, community-based arts organizations in Los Angeles.
Our three core programs—Art Mentoring & Education, Gallery & Public Programs, and Participatory Documentary Programs—offer high-impact education to low-income youths, while fostering a space for artists, community members, and families to interact through a regular series of exhibitions, film screenings, and public programs.
The Venice Arts Gallery is also available for community rentals.
Explore more here: www.venicearts.org