Wednesday, March 28, 2012

May 6, 2012 at 3:00pm - BEYOND BAROQUE ART AUCTION

You are invited to attend our upcoming first-ever art auction. Please spread the word and invite your friends and interested art collectors you might know!

Beyond Baroque, Venice's literary/arts center, will hold its first-ever benefit art auction on Sunday, May 6th. Works by over 25 of Los Angeles' most prominent artists will be featured.
The artists, all of whom have donated their works, include Ed Ruscha, Gronk, Raymond Pettibon, George Herms, Viggo Mortensen and Robbie Conal.    Proceeds  will  support  Beyond Baroque's program of new and experimental music, "Beyond Music."

The event will open at 3 p.m.  Works on sale will be on view for an hour, accompanied by new music performance in the Poetry Garden by renowned saxophonist Ulrich Krieger.  The auction will commence at 4 p.m., and will be conducted by Robert Berman. 
Following the auction, the Mike Kelley Gallery will be dedicated at Beyond Baroque.

"We are deeply grateful to the contributing artists," commented Bob Branaman, curator of the event.  "This landmark auction not only provides great opportunities for art buyers, it represents 
a major interaction between the arts."
Beyond Baroque is located at 681 Venice Blvd, Venice (in the former Venice City Hall).  Admission to the auction is free, and refreshments will be served.
Beyond Baroque is one of America's oldest and largest independent literary/arts centers.  
Founded in 1968, its  black  box  theater  has  presented  many of the nation's foremost poets and writers. Its free Wednesday night poetry workshop has been held continuously for the past 41 years, and its archives contain some 40,000 volumes--a history of literary Los Angeles.
The monthly "Beyond Music" series, curated by composer Daniel Rothman, began in 2010 and has  been praised in the L.A. Times for presenting musically innovative local, national and international composers and performers.

For further information, contact Carlye Archibeque at Beyond Baroque 
(310) 822-3006 | or visit  

Artist Donors:

Sharon Anderson
Anthony Ausgang
Robert Branaman
Eve Brandstein
Terri Bromberg
Paddy Campanaro
Robbie Conal
Cheri Dickinson
Bill Farroux
Kristin Fouquet
John Greco
George Herms
Hillary Kaye
Kelly Lynn Kimball
Melissa Ann Lambert
Mary Lejewski
Barry Marcowitz

Louis Metz
Mike Mollet
Henry Mortensen
Viggo Mortensen
Joseph Patton
Sabine Pearlman
Raymond Pettibon
Martin Pollack
Ed Ruscha
Gailyn Saroyan
Todd Smith
Austin Straus

Mike Street
Andy Takajian
Neil Taylor

Daena Title
Brennan Wheeler
Maija Wilder
Stephan Woodruff
Liv Zutphen

Take a look at the art available at the auction:

                                      Kelly Lynn Kimball


                      Bill Farroux

Cinco de Mike Watt on Saturday, May 5 at 2 PM - Book Launch for "Mike Watt: On and Off Bass"

Mark you calendars!

We're thrilled to be hosting Mike Watt's book launch complete with a live performance by Watt with the Missingmen and the Lofty Canaanites. 

Hope you can make it on May 5th.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Here's a little preview.....

Barbara Kraft will be talking about her book at Beyond Baroque on June 23 at 7:00 PM.

Thanks for marking your calendars!

Beyond Baroque

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Just added! New Series - Every Third Thursday!

In our upstairs Gallery: 
Live story-telling brought to you by HENRY MORTENSEN and GEOFF SCHOENBERG.

Starts 15 March, Thursday - 7:00 PM

Go to our website at for more info tba shortly.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Monday Night Workshop News!

Please note that Yago Cura's workshop ends on April 9 and a new fiction writing workshop will begin on Monday April 16 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.

The workshop will focus on narrative technique, use of language, characterization, plot, point of view and the realization of an idea. Facilitated by LAURIE HOROWITZ. (Begins on April 16)

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Art Show: LIV ZUTPHEN, March 3 - 31, 2012

Now showing in our upstairs Gallery: LIV ZUTPHEN, March 3 - 31, 2012. Free admission. 
Open Friday 11 am - 6 pm, Saturday & others by appointment.