05.31.12 Venice Beach Poets Monument Benefit at 585 Boardriders Club

Photo credit: Edizen Stowell, Venice Paparazzi

Venice Arts Council raised over $6,000 at the Venice Beach Poet’s Monument Fundraiser at BOARDRIDERS, Venice, May 31st.

Front row L to R: Filmmaker and sister to Venice Poet Laurette Philomene, Pegarty Long, poet Ellyn Maybe, poet and Senior Program Officer, James Irvine Foundation Rick Noguchi, rocker Exene Cervenka, Venice Arts Council Co-Founder and Endangered Art Fund Chair, Suzanne Thompson, poet and Pres. Beyond Baroque Sherman Pearl, Rosendahl’s Chief of Staff Mike Bonin, poet Wanda Coleman, Back row L to R: VNC Pres. Linda Lucks, poet and muralist Francisco Letelier, Councilman Bill Rosendahl, poet and performance artist Linda Albertano, and BOARDRIDERS store manager Johnny Christopher Nelson. Not pictured Michelle Shocked and Peter Case.

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About venicebeachpoetsmonument

We are working with the Beyond Baroque Foundation on the restoration of the Venice Beach Poetry Walls. These works have been repeatedy covered with tagging, and then eroded by the high pressure water used to blast off the tagging, and then painted over with thick layers of grey anti-tagging paint. We are seeking an aesthetic and technical solution to their erosion. We also want to create collateral literature such as a walking tour guide to Venice Beach Poetry, Google Map, Flash Tour. We need your involvement, contributions, and donations.
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