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Art

Save The Post Office

By Greta Cobar The Post Office headquarters in Washington DC is currently considering the appeals they received to stop the sale of the historic Venice post office. Linda Lucks, President of the Venice Neighborhood Council, Janice Hahn, our newly elected congressperson, the Venice Town Council and other concerned Venetians sent in appeals asking that postal...

The Very Venice Art & Design Gallery

By Kathy Leonardo It’s an early foggy morning in Venice Beach, a small yellow house with an interesting piece of street art plastered across the front catches my attention. Nestled on the busy Abbot Kinney boulevard, I realize, I have arrived at the recently opened, Very Venice Art & Design Gallery. Greeted by one of...

New Ordinance: No More Swap Meet on Boardwalk

By Greta Cobar A revised ordinance has been drafted by downtown city attorneys to stop the selling of merchandise from China that now dominates the Ocean Front Walk and replace it with First Amendment supported activity. It was drafted to “prohibit vending and excessive noise on public beaches” by amending Section 42.15 of the Los...

Interview with Edward Biberman, Painter of the Post Office Mural

Conducted by Betty Hoag At Edward Biberman’s home in Hollywood, April 15, 1964 BETTY HOAG: Mr. Biberman, you were directly connected with the Federal Art Projects work. I know that you did three murals for the Treasury Department: one in Venice in 1941; two of them in the Los Angeles Federal Post Office Building in...

Crashing The Tom Everhart Party

By CJ Gronner A whole bunch of Venetians (20+!) took the show on the road and made the trip way, waaaaay past Lincoln last weekend, for the opening of our dear friend, artist Tom Everhart‘s opening of new works at the Animazing Gallery in Soho, NYC. All of us took that city by storm, and...

Who in the Heaven is Larry Bell?

By CJ Gronner Renowned artist, Larry Bell, is a true Venice treasure. His profile, with hat and signature cigar, has been sighted all over town for decades, and is now the inspiration behind a new neighborhood hang about to open at the corner of Windward and Speedway, the aptly named “Larry’s” (Currently featuring a sign...

Rip Cronk Paints Venice

By CJ Gronner Of course I’ve been familiar with the art of Rip Cronk for years and years … we all are, here in Venice. His murals are icons of the community, from Jim Morrison on Speedway, to the huge Abbot Kinney on North Venice, from his self-portrait hanging over The Boardwalk, to the brand...

Murals Under Attack

By Roger Linnett ‘this world is but a canvas to our imagination.”  – Henry David Thoreau As anyone who has visited the Venice Beach Public Art Walls next to the Skate Park can tell you, ‘street art” and wall mural painting is a vibrant art form in L.A. Saturday, Dec.11 a new exhibition, ‘the Constraint...

The Abbot Kinney Art Haus

By Karl Abrams The “art haus” is no more. After several months of feverish painting and philosophizing in a rundown donated space at 1307 Abbot Kinney Blvd., a unique group of Venice artists and creative thinkers/poets have seemingly melted back into the landscape of future possibilities, in search of a new place to gather, to...

Theatre Review: Island of Brilliance

By Suzy Williams Here is what we have right on Venice boulevard: Beyond Baroque, Sparc, and Pacific Resident Theater, all in a row. Three classy meccas of culture. The first specializing in poetry and literature; the second, art and murals; the third, plays – the tried and true and the new.  We Beachheadniks often find...
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