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Venice Arts' mission is to ignite youths’ imagination, mentor their creativity, and expand their sense of possibility through high quality, accessible media–based arts education programs. Venice Arts also serves as a catalyst for people of all ages, living in low–income or underrepresented communities, to create and share personal and community stories through photography, film, and multi–media.

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Mozambique film screening at the Egyptian Theatre for 7th Artivist Film Festival

Venice Arts

Posted 6:04PM on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 Pacific Time
We are happy to announce that a documentary short by teenager Alcides Soares, a participant in Venice Arts' project in Mozambique, The House Is Small But The Welcome Is Big, will screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood as part of the 7th Artivist Film Festival. The film, titled "Mozambique," is about finding home and family after losing both parents to AIDS. The film will screen along with "Coexist" and "Maasai at the Crossroads." Please spread the word to your friends and we hope to see you there!

Free Screening:
Saturday, December 4th at 2:00 p.m.

For more information and to RSVP for this free screening, click here.

7th Artivist Film Festival
Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

United Nations hosts New York City exhibition

Venice Arts

Posted 10:10AM on Thursday, November 05, 2009 Pacific Time
We invite our New York area friends to join us for the opening reception of The House is Small but the Welcome is Big exhibition at the United Nations South Gallery. The reception will be held Tuesday, November 17, 2009, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Many thanks to reception hosts UNAIDS and the stars of Law & Order: SVU: Christopher Meloni, Mariska Hargitay, Dann Florek, Richard Belzer Ice-T, Stephanie March, B.D. Wong and Tamara Tunie. To attend the reception, please RSVP to [email protected] or 646.666.8019.

The House is Small but the Welcome is Big remains on exhibit at the United Nations from October 17, 2009 through December 11, 2009. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please access the South Gallery via the visitors' entrance at 1st Avenue & 46th Street.


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