Support for LAist comes from
True LA stories, powered by you
Stay Connected

Share This

Arts and Entertainment

Gibson Through the Lens Reception with Stevie Wonder @ The Sunset Marquis 07/30/08

Our reporting is free for everyone, but it’s not free to make.
LAist only exists with reader support. If you're in a position to give, your donation powers our reporters and keeps us independent.

This post is written in three parts: Event reporting and photography by Elise Thompson; Photography exhibit review by Bob Thompson and concert review by Sarah Ardalani. Let's hear it for teamwork!

When people dream about glamorous Hollywood parties, they must imagine something like Gibson's event at the Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas on Wednesday night. To celebrate a major expansion and upgrade, The Sunset Marquis is hosting a photography exhibit, "Through the Lens", a collection of 70 iconic rock photographs of guitarists with their Gibson guitars. It is the first time this collection is being shown in the United States.

The opening reception for the photography exhibit was as swanky as it gets, and as exclusive. There may not be a more beautiful venue in LA with lush outdoor gardens, shaded patios, and a beautiful pool area. The hotel decor was enhanced by the framed glossy photographs that seemed to be hung in just about every available corner.