Venice Arts celebrates 20 years of photography education

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by Genaro Molina, Los Angeles Times

The gallery above features work by artists who have donated work to the Venice Arts auction and by Venice Arts students.

Venice Arts began 20 years ago with 10 kids and a darkroom in a donated basement with a mission to create a vibrant arts center for low-income youth in the Venice community. That workshop seeded Venice Arts’ award-winning Art Mentoring & Education program, which now reaches hundreds of youths each year through free workshops in photography, filmmaking, animation and media arts at its Center for Media & Learning in Venice.

On Nov. 2, the group will play host to its 20th Anniversary Gala, featuring a silent auction of fine-art photography donated by prominent photographers, as well as work by Venice Arts’ students. Proceeds from the event will help the center continue its work in the community.

Donating photographers include: Gareth Abraham, Kwaku Alston, Nancy Baron, Christine…

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