Sunday, August 2, 2015

CELEBRATING AT THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION - 21 August, Friday - 8:00 PM

21 August, Friday - 8:00 PM
CELEBRATING AT THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION

7:00 PM Dedication in the Front Garden - West
7:15 PM Reception 
8:00 Show

Everyone is welcome to the dedication in the garden, only ticket holders can attend the show. 


An Evening Celebrating the Forming of The Doors
Join Michael C Ford and some very special musical guests John Densmore and Robby Krieger, as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the forming of The Doors in Venice. 

Regular Admission $10, Students & Seniors $6, Members Free.

Opening Reception: Jim Coke, The Doors: July 15, 1967

Celebrating The Doors: 1965 - 2015


Jim Coke photographed The Doors one time, on July 15, 1967, at LA's first rock music festival, the Fantasy Faire and Magic Music Festival at Devonshire Downs in Northridge. It was one month after the Monterey Pop Festival and two weeks before "Light My Fire" hit number one on the Billboard charts.

Over 20 years later, after seeing Oliver Stone's movie, "The Doors", Coke discovered his unprinted black and white negatives stored in his old darkroom at his family home in Long Beach. He began work on his Doors series just as the digital revolution was dawning, and produced his "Scream Sequence" of Jim Morrison using early versions of scanning, Photoshop and digital inkjet printing. As technology changed he eventually used the updated, higher resolution, archival processes available today. A few pieces are collaborations with Victor Raphael, who added gold and metal leaf to some of my prints. He's in the Polaroid permanent collection, and is noted for his experimental treatments of the photographic image.

Other subjects Coke photographed during 1967, that crucial "Summer of Love" year in America, were found along with the shots of The Doors: the Human Be-In at Griffith Park, Allen Ginsberg reading at USC, the Monterey Pop Festival, and the Stop the Draft Week protests in Oakland, where he found himself after transferring from USC to UCBerkeley.

Coke's most recent project is the mural in downtown Long Beach, the 20 foot long "Flying Morrison", which is derived from the climactic image in the Scream Sequence. He continues to photograph events on a freelance basis and welcomes inquiries into his catalog of counterculture images.www.jimcoke.com or jimcoke@usa.net


Saturday, August 1, 2015

BEYOND BAROQUE MAVERICKS & MASTERS SUMMER WORKSHOP - Monday, August 10, 8:00AM to Friday, August 14, 7:00PM

BEYOND BAROQUE MAVERICKS & MASTERS SUMMER WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP DATES:
Opening reception Sunday, August 9, 4:00 - 6:00 PM 

Workshop runs Monday, August 10, 8:00AM to Friday, August 14, 7:00PM
SUMMER WORKSHOP IN VENICE
Come for the poetry, stay for the weather. Reinvigorate your writing with daily poetry meditation and writing in the beautiful city of Venice, California. Start your day with light yoga and meditation. Spend the afternoon with instructors shaping your words. Later find a quiet place in the Poet’s Garden to write, or meander down to the beach or stroll along the hippest street in Venice: Abbot Kinney with a guided literary walking tour of the area.
Snacks/refreshments are provided. Registration required. Please click here to pre-register through 7/24/15 with special rates.
Please click here for further instructions and forms.
INSTRUCTORS: STEVE ABEE - Maverick, Primary Instructor; SUSAN AHDOOT - Yoga & Meditation Instructor; BRENDAN CONSTANTINE - MFA, Primary Instructor; SARAH MACLAY - MFA, Mini Workshop Instructor; TERRIE SILVERMAN - MFA, Mini Workshop Instructor.
Please mail your registration to Beyond Baroque with a check, money order or the receipt from your Eventbrite registration payment. Acceptance is first come, first served.
TUITION PAYMENT Members $400.00, Non-Members $495.00, Students & Seniors $450.00
Registration Deadline: July 31, 2015
Questions? Call 310.822.3006 or email carlye@beyondbaroque.org

NEXT MINI MAVERICKS & MASTERS WORKSHOPS - 15 August,11:00AM to 3:00PM ELLINE LIPKIN - THE BODY ELECTRIC: GENERATING NEW WORK

MINI MAVERICKS & MASTERS WORKSHOPS
These are monthly workshops led by the best and the brightest that Los Angeles has to offer. Spend 4 hours in a small class setting focusing on your work with a professional poetry teacher. Upcoming classes:
15 August,11:00AM to 3:00PM
ELLINE LIPKIN: THE BODY ELECTRIC: GENERATING NEW WORK
Poets have been writing about the body for as long as there have been poems. This workshop takes on this ancient theme and makes it new again. Students will try a variety of exercises to generate new work and look at a range of poems, which explore the body as its central theme. We'll also talk about the body of a poem and what construction makes for a satisfying body of work. This workshop will be thought-provoking, generative, and open to all ranges of ability and creative interest. Bring a work in progress, or create a new poem in class.
ABOUT ELLINE LIPKIN: Elline Lipkin is a scholar, poet, and nonfiction writer who has also worked as an editor for a variety of newspapers, magazines, and journals. Her first book, The Errant Thread, was chosen by Eavan Boland to receive the Kore Press First Book Award and was published in 2006. From 2004-2006, Elline was a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Beatrice Bain Research Group on Gender at UC Berkeley where she also taught for the departments of Gender and Women’s Studies, Comparative Literature, and College Writing. Since 2008, she has been a Research Scholar with the Center for Study of Women at UCLA. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Columbia University and a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature. Her areas of academic expertise include Twentieth-Century Poetry and Feminist Poetics, as well as Gender and Girls’ Studies.
Members $35
All Others $50
Audit/Observation Only Seats $20
Class size is limited to 15, Audit Seats are limited to 5.
Workshop location:
Beyond Baroque Literary | Arts Center
681 North Venice Blvd., Venice Beach, Los Angeles, CA 90292

Friday, July 10, 2015

Just added! FUNDRAISER for Beyond Baroque - 24 July, Friday - 8:00 PM

24 July, Friday - 8:00 PM
THE END OF THE TOUR: CELEBRATING DAVID FOSTER WALLACE


L.A. Times book critic and Culture Page editor DAVID ULIN moderates a discussion with JAMES PONSOLDT, director of End of the Tour, which has inspired renewed interest in Wallace's oeuvre, and is based on the book, Although Of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace


Also participating, and reading of the works of David Foster Wallace: writer DANNY BAKER, poet DOUG KNOTT, and book reviewer and Libros Schmibros bookstore owner, DAVID KIPPEN.

Fundraiser for Beyond Baroque: General Admission $20, Students & Seniors $10, Members $8.
Advanced General Admission Tickets available at Eventbrite for $15 up until July 23rd.


Thank you so much for your continuous support!

Your Beyond Baroque Team

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Rent Beyond Baroque for your Monster Bash HALLOWEEN event!


Our theater and beyond is now available for rent on
Friday, 31 October 2014
for your Monster Bash HALLOWEEN event! 

When witches go riding
And black cats are seen,
The moon laughs and whispers
It is HALLOWEEN!
(Author unknown)
 

Have some fa-BOO-lous fun at our venue on HALLOWEEN night!

Inquire about rates at jim@beyondbaroque.org

Your Beyond Baroque Team