Thomas Milton Peters is from Lincoln Park, MI, and currently lives in Santa Monica. After a tour in Vietnam in 1969, Tom spent 30 years working in a steel mill in Detroit. Retiring early in 1997, Tom headed west to Phoenix for a year and then on to Los Angeles. Following a short career as a graphic designer and a lifetime of photography, Peters added a doctorate to his educational accomplishments and settled into teaching. Tom
now teaches Assistive Technologies in the Center for Students with Disabilities at Santa Monica College and is a Disabilities Commissioner for the city of Santa Monica. He is a new UUCCSM member. The images for the Art Wall were captured along Venice Beach, between 2005 and 2008.
Local artists paint along the walkway for donations from tourists and leave behind a wonderful mess. On early morning walks from his nearby studio apartment Tom photographed what he found interesting. All the images have since been acid washed from the walkway. The only change made from what was found on the ground was some saturation in Photoshop. Tom met some of the struggling artists along the walkway, some are homeless, and promised them if he was ever fortunate enough to actually sell some images he would be back to share
the proceeds. Reception on May 5 at noon.
June Art Wall Dedicated to Our Children
\Once each year we exhibit the art produced by our children 18 and under. Each piece must be framed,
preferably with a wire on the back. There are no restrictions as to size or medium. Submit only one piece per child accompanied by a small label containing title, medium, and price. If the art is not for sale, please indicate NFS on the legend.
The collection point for your submissions is Catherine’s office. Beverly Alison has donated several frames so if you need one they are stored in the office of the DRE. Please contact Cynthia Littleton or Beverly Alison for additional information. The deadline for submissions is May 28.
— Beverly Alison