OPENING RECEPTION + FILM SCREENING: 2018 Student Culminating Show
May 12 | This fun community celebration showcases the best of our students' films, photographs, comics, animations, and mixed- and multi-media pieces from our award-winning Art Mentoring workshops. Join us for a family potluck, exhibition, and film screening.
OPENING RECEPTION: The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards and MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition
April 8 |PRESENTED IN COLLABORATION WITH MONTH OF PHOTOGRAPHY LOS ANGELES
Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards: Initiated in November 2012 by Aperture Foundation and Paris Photo, the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards celebrate the photobook’s contribution to the evolving narrative of photography, with three major categories: First PhotoBook, PhotoBook of the Year, and Photography Catalogue of the Year. The exhibition celebrates the shortlisted titles from the PhotoBook Awards. Venice Arts is the first venue on the West Coast and the only in Los Angeles to host the exhibition.
MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition: The MOPLA Photo Book Exhibition is a juried, submission-based exhibition featuring both independently and commercially published books by emerging and established photographers around the world.
EXHIBITION: Venice Stories
January 27 - March 4 | Kicking off our 25th Anniversary celebrations, Venice Stories is an exhibition of photography, film, animation, and comics created as part of a year-long storytelling project across all workshops in our Art Mentoring & Education program. Capturing the people, places, history, and current pulse of the Venice community, these works explore the neighborhood from a variety of perspectives. Photo stories include portraits of long-time Venice artists; images that show the dynamism of skateboard culture; photo essays and interviews with multi-generational residents; and a series of local civil servants. Video stories focus on black surfers and the history of racial restrictions on the beach; the ‘hidden history’ of Venice’s communities of color; and newer residents/businesses in Venice. The comics class imagines the pre-history of Venice—as seen through the eyes of pterodactyls. Together these works record the rich tapestry that makes Venice vibrant and unique.
Monday: 9am–5pm Tuesday–Friday: 9am–6:30pm Saturday: 9am–5pm (closed Saturdays in July & August) Sunday: Closed