3.28 LaLuzWET Jul-Aug 1978 lowresIn Silverlake, enjoy a book release party for Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing at La Luz de Jesus Gallery. WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing was one of the most innovative and seminal publications of the 1970s and early 80s. WET’s quirky, prescient editorial sensibility helped catalyze the graphic styles later known as New Wave and Postmodern. In pictures and words, Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing tells the story of WET, from its beginnings in a Venice Beach art milieu to its apotheosis as must-have inspiration for imaginators of every stripe.

The author, Leonard Koren, was WET’s founder and publisher. Koren also wrote Wabi-Sabi: for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers, the classic volume on the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

What: Making WET: The Magazine of Gourmet Bathing, book release party
Where: La Luz de Jesus Gallery, 4633 Hollywood Blvd., LA 90027
When: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Phone: (323) 663-0122
Website: http://www.laluzdejesus.com/; http://www.imperfectpublishing.com/


NoverylowresNoirFest LogoirFest Santa Monica,the three-month long Noir arts festival ends with a closing party at Hotel Casa del Mar tonight, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The Festival has included art, film, photography, literature, music and spoken word events, at various historic venues throughout Santa Monica. 

Helen K. Garber, multi-media artist and founder of the festival. Garber has lived in Santa Monica, with her husband, Dr. Stuart H. Garber for the past 30 years.

NoirFest Santa Monica has included art, film, photography, literature, music and spoken word, all having to do with Noir at various historic venues all over Santa Monica.

Since 2010, Garber halowres 1.14.12 HKG NoirFest3byTimAnderson dnjopenings been working endlessly on NoirFest Santa Monica. She approached Santa Monica Cultural Affairs first, who agreed to produce a Beach=Culture event at the Annenberg Community Beach House. Then she connected with SM citywide reads who was preparing for its 10th Anniversary. (See photos of Helen K. Garber’s opening exhbition at dnj Gallery by Tim Anderson, Reddognews.com)


lowres 1.14.12 NoirFest HelenKGarber byTimAndersonTonight’ s closing party is a free event and will feature live noir-inspired music with Jazz legend, Barbara Morrison and special guests. Proceeds from drink, wine and appetizer specials will benefit two important local Jazz organizations — KJAZZ, the only Los Angeles based jazz radio station and Barbara Morrison’s Performing Arts Center in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.”

Hotel Casa del Mar is located at 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica. Free Admission. Cash Bar. Vintage Attire is suggested. I will be there in my Noir Best…..Come watch the sun go down and enjoy live music and thank Helen for an incredible three months of Noir Art Events! See the website for more details.

What: Closing celebration, NoirFest Santa Monica
Where: Hotel Casa del Mar is located at 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica.
When: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone: (323) 663-0122
Website: http://www.noirfestsm.com/; http://www.hotelcasadelmar.com/