WAV: Inside the apartments of Working Artists Ventura
WAV, short for Working Artists Ventura, is a 2-year-old live-work complex for painters, sculptors, dancers, musicians, writers, actors, filmmakers and photographers -- 82 artists from 21 countries, living blocks from the California beach. Here's a peek inside three of the units.
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Working Artists Ventura( Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times )
By James Gilden
It seems almost inevitable that a theater set designer would have a home that is theatrical. Such is the case for musician and artist Anna Karakalou and musician husband Panos Skourtis. They saturated their apartment with color and graphic designs, including this tree growing by a work table off the kitchen. Karakalou painted the trunk and branches with chalkboard paint, so the wall could be used for keeping score of games. An old Army trunk underneath is full of pinups from the 1940s and '50s.