Arts News Digest – Feb. 13, 2018

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: February 2018

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Our recommendations for February 2018


ART PALM SPRINGS: The art fair returns to Palm Springs Convention Center for its eighth edition Feb. 16-19 with more than 60 galleries from around the country (and a few from abroad) exhibiting a variety of postwar and contemporary art. The fair honors Andy (shown, top) and the late Ed Moses as artists of the year and features panels on Desert X and Materiality & Visual Language, as well as artist talks with Danny Heller, Ali Cavanaugh, Michael Childers, and others.

WALK FOR ART: El Paseo Art Walk (Feb. 2) in Palm Desert features openings for Mark Davis and Jamie Perry (CODA Gallery), Eric C. Johnson (Ramey Fine Art), Daniel Phill (Filsinger Fine Art), and a group of L.A.-based artists Justin Bowers, Ned Evans, Jimi Gleason, Anthony James, and Andy Moses (Melissa Morgan Fine Art). Other art walks take place at Backstreet Art District (Feb. 7) in Palm Springs, The Art Place (Feb. 7) in Palm Desert, and Cathedral City’s Perez Road Art District (Feb. 10).

HIGH DESERT ART: BoxoProjects in Joshua Tree hosts open houses for The Collab Project (Feb. 3) and Julie Weiman: Saturate (Feb. 10); Taylor Junction opens Friends 4 EVER: Paintings by Mary Hidalgo (Feb. 10); the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Museum of Assemblage Art celebrates the artist’s centennial with docent-led tours (Feb. 17). Add to any of these excursions stops at Andrea Zittel’s Planar Pavilions, Art Queen, and Shari Elf’s World Famous Crochet Museum (all situated along Highway 62 in Joshua Tree).