Laid-off Marciano Art Foundation workers find their next target: Olivia Marciano

About 20 Marciano Art Foundation staff members who had been part of a mass layoff last week, only four days after announcing plans to unionize, gathered Friday at Shakey’s Pizza in Hollywood.

The specific target on this day: Marciano Artistic Director Olivia Marciano.

The employees, all dressed in black, walked across the street to deliver a letter to LAXart, the nonprofit exhibition and programming space where Olivia Marciano sits on the board. The workers said Marciano Art Foundation’s abrupt closure and layoff of employees was in direct opposition to the nonprofit LAXart’s socially conscious mission, which states, in part, “that contemporary art is a means of understanding key issues of our time.”

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