From Leah Lubin (email Leah: <[email protected]
In the art world, sometimes it takes a long time for the right door to open. Last Saturday, I finally got to meet the owner and curator of the Beat Museum, click here , Jerry Cimino, in San Francisco, where my photo collage of Ken Kesey’s 1999 visit to La Honda has lived since April, 2007. Happily, I can tell you that he is open, knowledgeable, and interested in the two DVDs filmed at the Menlo Park Library events celebrating Ken Kesey and Jerry Garcia in 2005 and 2006.
I am working on an idea for an event at the Beat Museum called “Celebrating Ken Kesey and Jerry Garcia”. It would include a screening of the DVDs, and hopefully an encore performance of the spoken word and music of our local literary talent (Terry Adams) and musicians (Gary Gates & Friends, Mystic Cowboy), that performed at the library event.
I’m hoping that the event could be scheduled in the Spring, but of course this would need to be approved by Jerry Cimino before plans can be firmed up. I think that it will bring out the fans, and it will rock the big city.
PS: The Beat Museum is having a party to celebrate Neal Cassady’s birthday on February 9 & 10, from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. I plan to be there. All are welcome to attend.