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Abbot’s Dream Unveiled

West side of hall.

East side of hall.

Abbot Kinney, the dreamer.

Abbot Kinney had a dream. So did Patrick Marston.
Kinney wanted a Venice. Marston wanted to depict the Kinney dream in a mural for Google.

They both succeeded. Local artist Patrick Marston won Venice Google’s challenge to do a mural for a long hallway in the binocular building on Main.

He envisioned the time setting of the 20th century that Abbot Kinney was dreaming his dream – telephone, radio, airplane, typewriter were all starting and “even basketball” according to Marston.

Marston had an open house Friday night to unveil the mural, which is in two pieces, lining both sides of a long hall. He also showed some of his other works. Marston said he worked the midnight shift to stay out of way of workers.

Denise Fast is giving him a gallery on Washington Blvd at Yale, below her office, to display his art.

Comment (1)

  1. Nicole Valdes

    Endlessly proud of my college friend and art school partner in crime! Those art history all-nighters and studio classes around the clock paid off. You were always so talented!

    Way to follow your dreams Patrick.

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