A tightly bonded gang of local artists reunited on March 11 at Ignition Creative for “A West Side Story” — not the famous musical about dueling Jets and Sharks, but a pop-up exhibit featuring images of locals jetting on skateboards and surfing with sharks.
Venice photographer Jason Harrold shared a stunning photo of a bride by the Santa Monica Pier.
“I was shooting my girlfriend at the beach and this woman walked by in a bridal gown. I literally took two photos — this is one of the two,” he explained.
Mia Duncans, a lifelong resident of Venice and Mar Vista, said she also takes much of her inspiration from the area’s “mixed bag of treasures.”
The fundraiser for arts programs at Alliance Morgan McKinzie High School also included work by Josh “Bagel” Klassman, Chuck Katz, Kelly Jackson, Bart Saric, Jens Lucking and the late Harry Drinkwater.
— Shanee Edwards
1. Artful photos of L.A.’s Westside bring back fond memories.
2. Origami paper cranes ‘fly’ above guests and walls filled with photos.
3. Zephyr Surf Team founder Jeff Ho reminisces about the days of the Z-Boys.
4. Artist Jason Wright organized and curated the pop-up fundraiser.
5. Floyd Reid, a pro skater for Santa Monica Airlines, hangs with Legends skateboarder Bruce Thomas.