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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Kim K. shows off post-baby body

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The Marquee Blog

Welcome back, Kim Kardashian.

Since the birth of her daughter with Kanye West, North, was born in June, Kim Kardashian hasn’t been as camera-friendly as she used to be. But late Wednesday night, the 32-year-old fully embraced the camera.

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New Theme: Collections

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We are extremely proud and excited today to announce the availability of our newest theme on Collections.

This past August, The Theme Foundry caused a stir in the WordPress community when it released Collections to the public, a project almost two years in the making. Collections is not your ordinary WordPress theme; painstakingly crafted, it shares distinct groupings of content through a uniquely beautiful design, and features a new JavaScript-powered fast page loading experience.

The exclusive design of Collections is courtesy of Veerle Pieters, a world-reknowned and highly respected graphic and web designer based in Belgium. The Theme Foundry reached out to Veerle back in the Fall of 2011, proposing a project that would spotlight sharing in six distinct types of content. Over the next year or so, the designer and theme house would explore various facets of color, layout, icon design, and texture, iterating again and…

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When You Don’t Quit

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Ouch, Pretty Hurts

You run 20km. Your legs hurt for days after. Your spirit soars. Your resolve strengthens. Your excitement for the race grows. 

Do not throw in the towel. Do not quit on yourself. Do not give up. Ever. Because one shitty run doesn’t define you. And neither does two.

You can’t measure your worth in distance or speed. Or numbers on the scale or by the meals that you eat. You are your determination, your passion, your perseverance. 

It’s okay to feel bad. And be mad. And hate everything some days. But those days will pass. And always remember: it’s the good days that that make your life. 

Whatever happens, however you feel, you are in control of your actions. Always. 

Be kind to yourself. And get the f*ck up when you’re down. You deserve it, my friend. You are worth it.

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Why does it feel like I’m starting over?

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I’m not exactly sure how 1 or 2 rest days became 9.  Yes, I said 9.  I ran 10 miles on a Friday and then it was super busy over the weekend and before I knew it, it was 9 days of resting.  Everyone was sick and I was feeling blah, and then I didn’t want to run anymore.  I actually thought of giving up.  I know myself and when I take more than a couple of days off from working out, it gets so hard for me to get back into it.  That’s why I try not to have more than 2 days of resting in a row.  Luckily I had the hubby to help me start all over again.  We both were not feeling 100% but we had to get out and run.  We ran 6 miles yesterday and I hit the gym this morning for some strength training.  Oh man, it…

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