Beach House Art Programs Explore the Southern California Experience Through A Youth Perspective

December 3, 2019

Beach House Art Programs Explore the Southern California Experience Through A Youth Perspective

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Santa Monica’s Beach=Culture series invites you to explore different youth experiences through two programs this January. These coinciding art and literary presentations explore the complexities of the Southern California experience

The Beach House Art Gallery will host a new exhibition, Outside Looking In: Untold Stories of People Experiencing Homelessness, co-curated by photographer Jasmine Monet Davis and installation artist Emma Thorne-Christy. The exhibit presents the rarely seen perspectives of those on the outskirts of our housed society, including single mother Arlene and her four children, as well as unhoused youth, struggling to find permanent housing in LA County. Featured artists include those with lived experience of homelessness as well as advocates for home reform. These works will be on display at the Beach House Art Gallery beginning January 16, 2020. 

Nathalie Kramer is Santa Monica’s 2020 Winter Writer in Residence at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Her residency will focus on her novel, californie, which is based on her experiences of a summer spent in Santa Monica as a child during the tumultuous post-Vietnam 1970’s. She will host a series of readings and post weekly updates about her progress on the Beach House blog

To learn more about both programs, RSVP to performances and workshops, and see weekly updates on Nathalie’s progress and her schedule of public office hours, please visit: santamonica.gov/beachculture.  

Artist Residencies are presented as part of the Beach=Culture series by Santa Monica Cultural Affairs. 

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