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Arts News Digest – August 2019

Palm Springs Art Museum transformed the E. Stewart Williams–designed  Santa Fe Federal Savings & Loan into its new Architecture and Design Center, an especially popular venue during Modernism Week in February and the event’s fall preview October 17–20. Photo: Julius Shulman/Courtesy J. Paul Getty Trust   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Get ready to mod (Palm Springs Life)…

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Arts News Digest – July 2019

ART The desert feels the transformational power of public art (Palm Springs Life) From David Černý’s Babies in Palm Springs to Edoardo Tresoldi’s Etherea in Coachella, large-scale public artworks are adding aesthetic beauty, attracting tourism, stimulating walking traffic, inspiring, educating, and promoting pride in place in communities across the Coachella Valley. New museum director will…

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Arts News Digest – June 2019

ART Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley have much to offer art lovers (CV Independent) A weekend day trip can be a great way to experience (slightly) lower temperatures and see some unexpectedly sophisticated art. Here are three places to start. Wildflowers and wild art in Borrego Springs (Desert Star Weekly) Artist and welder Ricardo Breceda…

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Arts News Digest – May 2019

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Palm Springs hosts preservation conference (Palm Springs Life) Cindy Heitzman, executive director of the California Preservation Foundation, discuss the organization’s high-priority issues as well as the popularity of Modernism Week in Palm Springs. 10 things to notice while touring the Walker Guest House (Palm Springs Life) In 1952, Paul Rudolph designed a…

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Arts News Digest – April 2019

A levitation performance by artist Josephine Wister Faure was among scores of compelling installations at the Bombay Beach Biennale. Photograph by Steven Biller.   FILM Lili Rodriguez discusses new role as Palm Springs film fest artistic director (The Desert Sun) Palm Springs International Film Festival recently announced that Lili Rodriguez, who has been in charge of…

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Arts News Digest – March 2019

After a long legal battle, Kenny Irwin’s controversial RoboLights will leave Palm Springs for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Detroit. Photo courtesy Kenny Irwin   FILM Native Film Fest shrinks to two days of screenings (The Desert Sun) Joely Proudfit is dedicated to bringing Native American and other indigenous stories to the big screen with…

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Arts News Digest – February 2019

Kathleen Ryan’s Ghost Tree in Desert Hot Springs has emerged as one of the most popular of the site-specific art installations in Desert X, a valleywide exhibition continuing through April 21. Photo courtesy Steven Biller.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN ‘Forgotten Frey’ house opens to public tours during Modernism Week (Palm Springs Life) Be among the…

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ArtsTank Greater Palm Springs Awards Inaugural Grants

Awardees Peter Tigler and Cat Chiu Phillips will create public art installations to engage residents and visitors in the Coachella Valley. Arts Tank Greater Palm Springs , an innovative grant program created by the California Desert Arts Council (CDAC) to support arts-based initiatives with wide-spanning community benefits, has awarded its inaugural grants to artists Peter…

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Arts News Digest – December 2018

Photo: Joshua Tree rocker Jesika von Rabbit has released her second solo album, Dessert Rock. Photograph by Jessica Janos/courtesy ReverberationsMedia.com   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN California dreamin’ (Palm Springs Life) Two years after taking charge of the Architecture and Design Center at Palm Springs Art Museum, curator Brooke Hodge fully embraces desert living. FILM Mexican director to receive Sonny…

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Arts News Digest – November 2018

The Salton Sea, photographed from the North Shore Yacht Club, is the subject of an awareness-raising film by a group of young local filmmakers. Image courtesy Steven Biller.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Modernism Week reveals 2019 program highlights (Palm Springs Life) Tours, lectures, parties: Here are the must-see events during Modernism Week, which is set…

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