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Keith Plocek lives in Los Angeles. He writes about visual art and culture for LA Weekly, ARTnews, Vice and The Village Voice.

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Women surfboarders form a star as they lie on their huge hollow surfboards on Santa Monica beach | Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images
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Lost LA

How Southern California’s Aerospace Industry Helped Revolutionize Surfing

The aerospace industry and surfboarding have a historic connection through technology, and have worked together to popularize the California Dream across the globe.
Prema Sampat with Melissa Ip and Ramdasha Biceem surfboard realness
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Artbound

Sea Sick in Paradise: An Art Show That Connects Surfers and Artists

“Sea Sick in Paradise” is an exhibition of 46 creators, some better known as artists, others as surfers, but all with an appreciation for the ocean.
Craig Peterson Costa Rica
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Artbound

The Searchers: Two Orange County Dudes Who Pioneered the Surf Road Trip

Kevin Naughton and Craig Peterson photographed their Central American surf adventures in the 1970s, inspiring others to head South to ride the waves.
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Artbound

New Heights at the Valley Performing Arts Center

This year's calendar at The Valley Performing Arts Center, under the helm of director Thor Steingraber, is full of innovative programming aimed at appealing to the university's 40,000 plus students and the larger Valley community.
Fence. Weedpatch, CA. 35°14'17"N 118°54'53"W #geographyofpoverty
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Artbound

Geography of Poverty: Matt Black Documents Downtrodden California

Matt Black's Geography of Poverty series captures the Central Valley's poverty-stricken regions through black-and-white photography.
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Pamela Littky: Documenting the Gateway to Death Valley

Pamela Littky photographed the townspeople and places of Baker, California and Beatty, Nevada, two towns that lay claim to the title "Gateway to Death Valley."
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