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.