Slowly but surely, the Henry Miller Library’s empire-tentacles are slowly spreading out across the …state of California.
Exhibit A: our benefit concert, June 25th, with Philip Glass, Joanna Newsom, and Tim Fain – all performing together onstage at the Warfield in SF. Tickets here.
Exhibit B: Our Big Sur International Short Film Screening Series will be coming to Carmel and Monterey every Wednesday this summer! Check the calendar here.
Exhibit C: Henry Miller Reading & Ping Pong Tournament to commemorate the close of artist Tim Youd’s “Coney Island Of The Mind” Solo Show at Coagula Curatorial (977 Chung King Road) in Los Angeles on June 2nd! (Check out the YouTube below.)
The event includes:
Ping Pong Tournament | 4pm-6pm
Henry Miller Readings | 6pm-8pm
Shana Nys Dambrot – celebrated journalist/art critic and curator. Shana will be reading from “Quiet Days in Clichy”.
Oriana Small – retired porn star a/k/a Ashley Blue. Miller’s writing played a role in her first porn experience.
Jessica Hundley – prolific filmmaker and journalist. Author and editor of the best selling survey of Dennis Hopper’s photography. Jessica will be reading from “Sexus”".
Maria Garcia Teutsch – poet, editor of the Henry Miller journal “Ping Pong” and chair of the Henry Miller Library in Big Sur. In addition to reading a page 5 of “Tropic of Cancer” of Miller’s Maria will be reading a couple of her own poems about him.
Mat Gleason – gallery owner and host of the event. Will read poet Gerald Locklin on Henry Miller.
About Tim Youd’s “Coney Island of the Mind”:
CONEY ISLAND OF THE MIND is a solo show of the work of artist Tim Youd. This exhibit combines the artist’s love of literature with his lust for the flesh, wistfully merging sculpted assemblages of cerebral observations of great writers on the subject of the female anatomy with large expressionist drawings of the same subject.