RETURN of IT CAME FROM VENICE art show - March 1-15, 2014
at Sponto Gallery, 9 Dudley Ave, Venice CA 90291, 310-306-7330,
free admission Laughtears.com
Opening reception: Sat., March 1 from 6-10pm
Poetry and Dance Party: Sat., March 8, poetry ~ 6-7:30pm, dance ~ 7:30-10pm
DJ Reverend Dan
Closing bash: Sat., March 15 ~ 6-10pm
Over the last two decades, three group art shows entitled, “It Came From Venice” were held at Sponto Gallery. The fourth installation will include added events. A variety of stellar Venice musicians will provide entertainment for both the opening and closing parties.
Participants in the Poetry Reading on March 8 who read their original or non-original poem(s) (5 minute limit), will qualify to be entered into a raffle for a $50 prize. Recitations of poetry works by known Venice West Café and Venice poets are encouraged.
The mélange of local Venice artists, painters, photographers, musicians and poets will summon and celebrate the spontaneous and Pronto spirit that resounds on Dudley Avenue.
In the tradition of the Venice West Cafe (the legendary Beat hang-out at 7 Dudley Ave, aka Sponto Gallery from 1984-2008), the Venice underground celebrates the liberation of creativity. The 9 Dudley location has been christened “Sponto Gallery” for this 2 week celebration.