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September 2008 – The Situation for the Arts on Ocean Front Walk

By Samuel Brantley The writer has experienced the change in the area’s creativity from what was once free and vibrant to what is now oftentimes quite stifling under the influence of the city’s approach to the new regulations on the lottery system. At first, the experience had been enlightening. It was a time of befriending...

August 2008 – Marx in Venice

By Mark Lipman Contrary to public opinion, Karl Marx is alive and well … and was living, at least temporarily last month, in Venice. His reincarnation comes to us thanks to the fact that the one thing you can’t kill is an idea. So, in order to clear his name, he has returned to us...

July 2008 – Happy Birthday, Venice!

For forty years after the founding of Venice, the area from Windward to the water was the Kinney Pier, the biggest attraction in Southern California between 1905 – 1946.  When it was torn down, the beach lay vacant until the 1960s when our very own amphitheater – just like in ancient Rome – was built....

June 2008 – Art Walls May Close July 1 Due to Lack of Funding

By Stash Maleski  The Venice Art Walls are scheduled to be closed to painting starting July 1, when the last of the city of Los Angeles funding for the current program runs out. People painting on the walls without a permit will be subject to tickets and arrest.  In an effort to raise funds to...

May 2008 – New Mural In Venice

The paint is still drying on the new Dog Town Mural at Jungle Video, 423 Lincoln Blvd. Last month, the Beachhead ran a story about the disappearing murals in Venice. It’s good to see a new one sprouting. Drop into Jungle Video and tell them how much you appreciate their support of the arts in...

April 2008 – Are Murals An Endangered Species?

By Judy Baca Within the borders of the city of Los Angeles all murals must receive a permit from the Cultural Affairs Commission before they can be painted on public or private property. This means that if you choose to paint a mural on the outside of your own property you would need to receive...

February 2008 – Paula Ross, Venice Artist

 On December 19, long-time Venice resident and artist, Paula Ross, passed away. Paula’s life was art. There wasn’t one thing she touched that didn’t become more beautiful because of her talent.  She is best known for her hand-tinted photographs of famous jazz icons. Her vast library of work includes everyone from Billie Holiday and Chet...
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