Picks of the Week

By Shane Cohn and Michel Cicero 03/22/2012

AN EVENING WITH LUTHER GERLACH Tuesday, March 27, 6 p.m.
Focus on the Masters presents an evening with the photographer who uses archaic equipment to create his eerie images. Gerlach spent a year building his own “golden ratio” 22-inch-by-30-inch camera that is the largest wet-plate camera being used today. His work is found in many private and public collections, including that of President and Mrs. Barack Obama. He has lectured and given demonstrations at The Getty, Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, Museum of Ventura County and other institutions. His photographs have appeared in numerous prestigious publications. General admission $10, seniors $5. Ventura Harbor Comedy Club, 1559 Spinnaker Drive, suite 205, Ventura. 653.2501 or www.focusonthemasters.com.
“UNDRESSED” Saturday, March 24, 7-10 p.m.
Pistol Productions returns with its annual erotic art show featuring a wealth of visual artists from Ventura County and beyond, including Derek Harrison (“Classic Figure and a Cane” pictured). West End Gallery and Tattoo Gallery, 35 S. Ventura Ave., Ventura. 
OJAI WORDFEST March 24 to 31. 
This eight-day festival in its second year features more than 100 literary events, including lit crawls, workshops, film screenings, speakers, readings and social gatherings. On Saturday, March 24, Syd Field will present “The Art of Visual Storytelling” workshop at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. For details and a full schedule, visit www.ojaiword

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