Lilibet Snellings writes in to ask if we’d share her new book, and having read the synopsis, it looks like it could definitely be of interest to Yo! readers :
I lived in Venice for nine years, and sadly, right in time for winter, moved to Chicago this fall.
This March my book BOX GIRL: My Part-Time Job as an Art Installation, was published by Soft Skull Press. It’s a collection of humorous essays about my living in Venice, and working as a “Box Girl” at The Standard Hotel, among other ridiculous jobs—going on auditions, cocktail waitressing at Chaya **Venice**, being an extra in a Smirnoff Ice commercial, being a dead person in a music video (actually directed by Venice lifer, Ace Norton), and etc. etc. etc.
Needless to say, Venice is a character in my book.
Of BOX GIRL, Booklist said, “A self-effacing and wryly humorous young voice in the tenor of Sloane Crosley and Lena Dunham”.
“The Venice Art Crawl is an organization by and for the people. Our goal is to share, inspire and promote collaboration within the Venice community through mixers and art events. Join us by attending, sharing your vision and what inspires you. Our goal is to foster and reinvigorate the creativity that has historically and currently makes Venice such a vibrant and dynamic community.” – http://www.veniceartcrawl.com/
Maps to use on the crawl: The Murals of Venice, Map of the Crawl
Complete List of Events
Dogtown Artists United returns to the historical property 811 OFW on the Venice boardwalk, in conjunction with the Venice Art Crawl Summer edition with a one-night event of music, visual arts, video, performances and interactive multimedia curated by Daniela Ardizzone. 7pm-11pm 811 Ocean Front Walk (entrance on Speedway, at the end of Park Ct.)
Venice resident and author Blake Nelson is getting some good press for his new young adult novel “The Prince of Venice Beach”. Yesterday Time posted a piece, and the LA Times reviewed it last month.
The film “Sugar” follows the life on the streets of Venice for a homeless woman suffering from PTSD. It was shot in late 2010 and is now available as video on demand on Vimeo, iTunes: and VUDU. Directed by Rotimi Rainwater, with Shenae Grimes, Marshall Allman, Austin Williams, Nastassja Kinski, Wes Studi.
Variety reports that Venice residents Robert Downey Jr. and wife Susan are set to produce a Showtime drama based on a rehab community in Venice in the 80′s, with writer Gary Lennon (“Orange is the New Black”) aboard.