“The people of Lawrence have been enormously hospitable. This is a terrific small town – ‘the Santa Fe of Kansas.'”
Over the weekend beginning August 26th, Baron was the guest of the Lawrence Arts Center. His lecture was sold out, the panel discussion on photojournalism was sold out, and he signed and sold out of the books he brought along. Steven Hertzog of the Kern Group sent this report: “Baron’s “TALK” sold out the Lawrence Arts Center auditorium with a standing room only audience of over 300 people. Due to fire regulations people were turned away. However, it did not stop people from waiting the 90 minute “TALK” to stand in line for an additional 30 minutes to meet Baron and have their new books signed by him… books were sold out within a 48 hour period.”
“The Lawrence A-Team. Steve Hertzog, Ann Frame Hertzog and Ben Ahlvers. Steve and Ann had the idea to bring me to Lawrence. Ben is the curator at the Lawrence Art Center. Together they created an outstanding exhibit of my work and several accompanying public events.
At the LAC you can dial a phone number on your cell phone, push the appropriate number, and hear a description of several of the photos on display. Often it’s Ben’s voice reading my words from the book about the specific photos. Very high tech and very, very kool…!!!”
Baron’s feet have barely touched the ground since the book launched. These photos are from his Lawrence, Kansas radio interview with Alice 102 and TV interview with Channel 6. Baron is at the Lawrence Arts Center for special events today and tomorrow, August 26 and 27. Thanks to Steven Hertzog for the photos!
Some get the flags out. Some hire a marching band. But, as you can see, the Lawrence Arts Center has its own way of announcing the news that Baron is coming to town. This is going to be a wonderful, three-day event including a panel discussion as well as book signings. Hope you can make it! Details here.
Next stop on the Cosmic Book Tour is Lawrence, Kansas. It will be an engaging couple of days – here are the details for events at The Lawrence Arts Center:
August 26th 2pm: Panel discussion moderated by Bill Snead. Wolman and panel members will discuss their experiences in the field of photojournalism.
August 26th 5-9pm: Show opens for Lawrence’s Final Fridays. Baron will be there to meet fans and sign his new book.
August 27th 2pm: Baron Wolman Lecture. Baron will share his stories and images from his years working as the first Chief Photographer for Rolling Stone magazine. (Free & open to the public but ticket required. Pick up tickets at LAC)
George Harrison, Apple Corps offices, London, 1968
We’re thrilled to have a photograph from a quiet afternoon with George Harrison, at the Apple offices in London, featured in this trailer for Martin Scorsese’s new documentary. It’s due for broadcast on HBO in October. Some wonderful quotes in here. Enjoy!
Here we find Baron with his editor Dave Brolan at a book-signing event in Santa Fe. Without Brolan’s determination to squeeze every last story out of Wolman and Wolman’s willingness to be squeezed, we wouldn’t have this wonderfully detailed record of such an important moment in music’s history. Thanks boys!
Baron will be signing books at Andrew Smith Gallery on Saturday, August 13th from 2-5 pm. Following the book signing will be an after party, The Underground at Evangelo’s from 6-8. DJ Sol will be spinning music of the 60’s and 70’s. You’d better be there if you’re local because those of us who aren’t are sorry we’re missing it!