April 18, 2021 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Beyond Baroque Hosts Type-In Tomorrow:

TypOwriter Artist, Louise Marler will host a “F451” Type-In, Art Exhibit and Silent Auction in celebration of Ray Bradbury’s literary masterpiece, Saturday, June 25 in Venice, as the final event of The Big Read Los Angeles.

Author Ray Bradbury’s science fiction masterpiece “Fahrenheit 451” will be celebrated by Contemporary pop artist and event host LA Marler at Beyond Baroque Literary Art Center.

The free event will include a Type-In from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m., along with a group exhibit of visual artists saluting literary arts, including Louise Marler’s Ray Bradbury and other TypOwriter and camERA Art with a silent auction all day, concluding at 9 p.m.

A convergence of readers and writers, and typewriter enthusiasts are expected to participate in the event.

Academy Award Winner Tom Hanks has donated a typewriter to the exhibit that will be displayed with an autographed note on “Lucky Guy” Daily News note pad that says: “The reporter inside all of us needs a typewriter to get the job done, the story written, the truth to get told. So, here you are. Use this. It is a machine, so must be kept loose with use. It’s ready for action! Throw deep, Tom Hanks”

LA Marler’s Ray Bradbury TypOwriter mixed media art will also be on display. It features Bradbury’s 1947 Royal KMM typewriter in a blaze surrounded by burnt text inspired by “Fahrenheit 451.”

“The TypOwriter art evokes a passionate writer and machine, manifesting a universal story in record time,” organizers said.

Marler’s mixed media artwork, as well as the limited-edition prints will be offered for sale. A portion of the sales of LA Marler’s Ray Bradbury limited edition prints will benefit the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation in support of journalism scholarships.

The day includes:

 • BYOT (Bring Your Own Typewriter) to show and tell your typewriter story

• Erica Di Bona, Author “Art of Thank You” blog, will demonstrate her powerful practice of typing “Thank You Letters”

• Dennis Etchison will talk about how studying Ray Bradbury’s work influenced his writing

• Mike Sonksen (Mike the Poet) will tell his story of Ray Bradbury’s local roots and lasting impact

• Melrose Poetry Bureau will present pieces of Ad Lit Lab, including improv and poetry

• LAFD Station #63 will be there as the good guys in reality, and Fire Engine Photo ops

• Send-Off Celebration of Louise Marler typewriter donation and story to National Museum of American History

• Mike Kelley Gallery Art exhibit with a literary theme and visual artists, including: Shepard Fairey, Robbie Conal, Scotto Mycklebust, LA Marler (Louise Marler), Sandy Bliefer and Kim Abeles, and Mexican Cultural Institute students’ artwork inspired by reading the book

• Literary fans will also see a display of classic typewriters, and be able to use some of them as part of this Type-In

• Silent Auction and Raffle

• Taste bud burning, other food and beverages

• Typewriter service and sales and supplies

Event sponsors in include Tom Hanks, The Soboroff Typewriter Collection, Vin Di Bona Productions, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Union Bank, Amoeba Music, Angel City Beer, Beyond BaroqueThe Big Read LA, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept.

The event will benefit Beyond Baroque which is located at 681 Venice Blvd, Venice, CA 90291. For more information go to: typowriterart.com

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, head to: NEABigRead.org for more. It is a nationwide initiative designed to restore reading as central in American culture. It brings together partners across the country to encourage reading for literacy, pleasure and education.

in News
Related Posts

Edify TV: $2 Billion Beverly Hills Development Proposed Near Westside

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

A developer wants to build a $2 billion condo and retail development flanking the Beverly Hilton hotel. Learn more in...

State Funds Two Additional Sustainable Housing Proposals in Santa Monica

April 16, 2021

April 16, 2021

Proposals are designed to help with affordability and sustainability  By Toi Creel California is paving the way for environmentally-friendly housing...

Santa Monica City Council Rejects Proposed Ban of Certain Items at Protests

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Lawmakers vote down item 4-3 at meeting this week  By Sam Catanzaro  Santa Monica lawmakers rejected a motion this week...

Edify TV: LAFD Announces Likely Cause of Ballona Wetlands Fire

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

The LAFD has revealed the cause of a March fire that destroyed five acres of the Ballona Wetlands. Learn more...

Shake Shack Set to Open in Santa Monica

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

NYC-based burger chain to open at Wilshire and 5th this weekend By Kerry Slater East Coast burger joint Shake Shack...

Restaurant Spotlight: Piccolo Bringing Fine Italian Dining to Santa Monica and Venice

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Latest restaurant from Chef Antonio Mure with two locations on Westside  By Timothy Michael An esteemed chef with deep ties...

Edify TV: Venice Handball Courts Encampment Cleared

April 15, 2021

April 15, 2021

Sanitation crews Thursday cleared a homeless encampment at the Venice Beach handball courts. Learn more in this video made possible...

ArcLight Cinema Santa Monica Closing

April 14, 2021

April 14, 2021

Pacific Theatres will not reopen locations across country due to pandemic  By Sam Catanzaro  The 12-screen ArcLight Cinema complex in...

Westside Cafe Helping Save Monarch Butterflies

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

This Westside cafe is doing its part to keep its namesake insect, the monarch butterfly, safe. Learn more in this...

Junior Lifeguards Returning This Summer

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

County-run program returns to LA County beaches July and August  By Sam Catanzaro A few weeks are left for prospective...

Earth Day Beach Cleanup at Santa Monica Beach

April 13, 2021

April 13, 2021

Santa Monica Travel & Tourism organizing April 22 event  On Earth Day next week join a “micro-cleanup” to help beautify...

Six Vendors Released on Citation for Fight at Santa Monica Pier

April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

Santa Monica police cite and release six people involved in Sunday incident By Sam Catanzaro Six individuals were released on...

City Council Passes New Measure to Meet State Affordable Housing Mandate: Santa Monica Beat – April, 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

April 12, 2021

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * City Council Passes New Measure to Meet State Affordable Housing Mandate...