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Carnevale – June 6

Carnevale – June 6 Venice artist, Jeff Verges won the annual Carnevale poster design chosen to be the face of 2009 Carnevale! Verges has lived in Venice since 1998 and is very involved in the skate and surf culture. You may have seen some of Jeff Verges other poster designs since he has also won...

Suzy Williams, Venice Songbird

By Jim Smith Perhaps you’ve seen Suzy Williams peddling down your street on a flower-festooned bicycle named Gladus. Just another Venetian with pink hair going about her business in our community. But if you’ve seen Suzy at night when she comes alive in a cabaret, bar or at a party, you know you’re seeing the...

Venice in the 1960s: A Series of Circles

By Lisa Marguerite Mora Maria was a large woman, a round body, a series of circles. She scared me. But not because she was fat. It was because when she looked at you, it was like she could see not only who you were trying to be, but who you really were. Her eyes were...

Peace, Love and Rock & Roll

By Mark Lipman As a new generation starts coming into their own in Venice, more and more talent is beginning to emerge. Making their debut onto the hip-hop, jazz-rock funk scene, The Capitalist Hippie Complex slammed The Mint (6010 Pico Blvd.) on Friday, May 8, with a musical collage that kept the house dancing for...

The Jaya Mural

By Emily Winters and maryjane In March 1974, Judy Baca of the City Wide Mural Project approached Jaya (Sanskrit for non-violent Revolution/peace/victory), an active, uppity Women Artists Collective, to create a mural about the Venice Canals community and its struggle to survive the intrusion of profiteers. Open public tedious meetings and hearings for this mural...

Jaya Mural Celebration

Jaya Mural Celebration – On May 3, the Venice Arts Council (VAC) Endangered Art Fund is celebrating the completion of the Jaya Mural Restoration Project by honoring donors at a champagne brunch. The brunch will be held at Switch Studios where the Jaya Mural is located, near the Venice Canals at Dell Avenue and South...

Venice Carnevale to feature fire dancers, music, costumes and Mr. Balloon Man

After years of wandering around Venice looking for a home, Carnevale organizers believe they’ve found a permanent location for their once-a-year extravaganza. On June 6, Windward Avenue, west of Pacific, will be closed to traffic as local romantics garbed in medieval finery set up booths, stages, while minstrels wander through the crowd. It’s been a...
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