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Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 7, 5–8pm
Exhibition Dates: August 26–October 5, 2013
On Saturday, September 7, 5:00–8:00pm, Venice Arts Gallery will host an opening reception for its two newest exhibitions. “Twin Cities: Dialogue between Hong Kong & Los Angeles” showcases a year-long photographic and writing collaboration between Venice Arts’ students and students in Hong Kong through Venice Arts’ long-standing consultancy with the Robert H.N. Ho Foundation. The exhibition features work from 14 aspiring photographers, ages 14–21, who participated in the artistic cultural exchange project. Including portraits both of family members and the world around them, these photographs document the lives of teenagers growing into adulthood and the commonalities present between two cultures, despite their geographic separation. The exhibition is also being presented in Hong Kong at the Hong Kong Arts Centre (August 9 though 25). Come join us in celebrating the exhibition’s Los Angeles presentation at the Venice Arts Gallery, which is located at 1702 Lincoln Boulevard in Venice.
About Venice Arts
Venice Arts runs education and mentoring programs in documentary photography, filmmaking, and multimedia primarily targeting Los Angeles area low income youth. Venice Arts also implements regional, statewide, and international projects with both adults and children; runs the Institute for Photographic Empowerment, a collaboration with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism; presents exhibitions, public programs, and workshops for adults centered around documentary photography and film at the Venice Arts Gallery; and consults on media arts, visual storytelling, and arts education with organizations and groups locally and internationally.
This year Venice Arts celebrates its 20th anniversary with over 20 public events, including film screenings, workshops, exhibitions, and more, culminating in our 20th Anniversary Spectacular: Gala & Exhibition on November 2, 2013, 5–8pm*. To find out more about Venice Arts, visit www.venicearts.org.