The G2 Gallery in Venice will display the photographs taken by 24 fourth graders during a study from Westminster Elementary Magnet School beginning Saturday, May 16th.

Led by their teacher Veero Derkarabetian, the students took part in a project on the study of geometry in their environment called “Geometry in Our Environment.” Creating daily geometry observation logs, the students trained their eyes and minds to start seeing the world as a collection of geometric shapes, consisting of lines, angles, various types of triangles, polygons, quadrilaterals and solid figures, their teacher said.

Working with VeniceArts.org/, the students were taught how to capture what they observed with cameras. All aspects of the photographic process became familiar to the students, including picture shooting, editing, printing, and the captioning of their work, their teacher said.

“A project like this is great, not only for the participants, but for the community at large to see,” said Jolene Hanson, G2 Gallery director, “and in times like these it is great to see so many different walks of life come together in such a positive way to support our futureÖour children.”

Through this project, the students have deepened their understanding of not only geometry but also the very environment they live in, connecting them to their surroundings in a more profound way, Derkarabetian said.

Derkarabetian sees the gallery as the perfect showcase for the show, saying, “Perhaps this will enlighten others to see their own environment through different eyes.”

All of the G2 Gallery’s proceeds from the sale of photography are donated to non-profit environmental causes.

The exhibit can be viewed beginning May 16th until Wednesday, May 20th. A public reception is scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 19th.

The gallery is at 1503 Abbot Kinney Blvd. in Venice. Information, (310) 452.2842 or www.info@theg2gallery.com/.

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