Wednesday, April 16, 2008
As a fundraising event for the upcoming AIDS LifeCycle ride, our team is having a gallery show hosted by the Bike Oven, to coincide with North East L.A.'s second Saturday art openings. Will feature work by the more photographically inclined in our team, my self included. Prints, food and drink will be available for sale and all proceeds to benefit AIDS LifeCycle. More details to be announced.
Sad news I read on LAist recently. Acres of Books, one of the great book meccas of Los Angeles, is going to be lost amongst redevelopment of Long Beach. It will be replaced by a mix use complex of housing, store fronts, and art spaces. Knowing the way things go, rather than an enrichment of the community, this will likely mean bland apartments, a starbucks, and a tourist gallery of idealized beach paintings and dolphins.
If you love books and haven't been, make sure you take advantage of what Acres of Books has to offer before it's too late. I just happened to be there recently with my camera before I heard the news and snapped some pics. I'll be visiting again soon, both to buy some books, and document it's glory before the fall.
Monday, April 14, 2008
I've added new photos to my Aquarium of the Pacific Flickr set from my most recent visit. I was really happy to have the opportunity to photograph the jellies. For a while the aquarium had gone from an abundance of jelly exhibits, to only one. Now they are back in action, bulbing and floating with their 95% water bodies.
If you've never been to visit the aquarium in downtown Long Beach, I highly recommend you check it out if you have the opportunity. It's a great facility with numerous species, and as an organization they play an active roll in preserving our coastal eco-systems.