On August 5th Venice Arts Gallery hosted the West of Lincoln Project to a crowd of somewhere between 300 – 400 guests. Denise Woods and Fernando Manzanilla couldn’t attend, their presence was very missed as both of them played an important roll in the project.

The exhibition will be available to view through September 10 with a Closing Reception on September 10, 10 -12.

Special thanks to Ray Rae and Venice Arts for the awesome photos, check out Ray Rae’s work at www.VeniceBeachPhotos.com, and Venice Arts at www.VeniceArts.org.



West of Lincoln Project



About the Author Ruth Chase

Ruth Chase is primarily a project based artist whose award winning series, West of Lincoln Project, probed into the lives of individuals who grew up in Venice, CA. She is a California-based painter that uses biographical portraiture to communicate stories of compassion, and valuable insight that promotes positive social change. Her work includes the use of social media in her creative process to stimulate conversation around human value, as well as engaging the public to actively participate in the final outcome of her work.