The Venice Arts Council will hold a joint
artists’ reception for photographer Marga-
ret Molloy and painter Frank Strasser, long-
time Venice artists, this weekend.

The happy hour reception will be held Sun-
day, February 9, 4 to 6pm at Hama Sushi.

A portion of the proceeds from art sales
will benefit the Venice Japanese American
Memorial Marker. The “VJAMM” Committee
plans to erect a memorial to honor Venice-
area Americans of Japanese descent who were
imprisoned in remote, primitive camps dur-
ing WWII. Decades later, the U.S. govern-
ment apologized.

A native of Ireland, Margaret Molloy has
lived in Venice since 1979. Her photos have
appeared in the LA Weekly and Los Angeles
Magazine. She has worked for KCET, ACLU,
Venice Family Clinic and UCLA. This exhibit
is personal work reflecting the creative
spirit of Venice.

Self-taught painter Frank Strasser has lived
and worked in Venice since the ‘70s. His work
portrays the quirky local color and eclectic
free spirit of Venice Beach and his native
LA. His art has appeared in The Venice His-
torical Society Journal and Free Venice Beach-

The Venice Arts Council is comprised of local
and international artists who celebrate and
support the creative community in Venice, Cal-

:Hama Sushi is located at 213 Windward Avenue
in Venice. (310) 396-8783.

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