The Venice Arts Gallery is presenting Grand Canyon: Travel along the River, an exhibit of landscape photographs by Stu Levy, Phil Straus, Rita Swinford and Jasmine Swope, through Friday, Feb. 22.
Grand Canyon features over 70 photographs of the national park region – color, silver gelatin, and palladium prints – as well as a handmade artist’s book. Fifty percent of gallery sales will be donated to support the new Venice Arts’ Young Explorer campaign.
The campaign plans to send students in Venice Arts’ art mentoring program on a sponsored trip to the Grand Canyon. During the trip the students will have the chance to travel on the river and learn about an environment rich in picturesque landscapes, intriguing human history, world-famous geology, and fascinating plants and animals, say exhibit organizers.
The students will also have an opportunity to participate in a photo/video project, recording their personal experience and sharing it with others. The trip will be organized in conjunction with Grand Canyon Youth, an educational organization dedicated to expanding opportunities for youth to explore this natural wonder.
The works displayed in Grand Canyon are by four photographers who traveled along the Colorado River in 2012, from Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek, capturing its geography and history through fine-art photography.
In addition to framed and matted fine-art prints, a selection of images will also be available as cards as a donation incentive.
Venice Arts Gallery is at 1702 Lincoln Blvd., Venice.
Information, (310) 392-0846, or www.venicearts.org.