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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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Arts News Digest – October 2018

Val Powelson designed the dramatic parabaloid roofline for the Maranz Residence, one of the featured houses in Mod Mirage, the new book by Melissa Riche. Photograph by Jim Riche.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Meet modern Rancho Mirage (Palm Springs Life) The city’s distinctive homes and neighborhoods finally share the spotlight with its neighbor to the west. In…

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Workshop: How to Get Your Audience to ‘Love, Like, Follow’ You on Social Media

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Sixty-six Coachella Valley creative professionals learned market-tested tactics for connecting and engaging with their social media audiences Sept. 12 at Love, Like, Follow, a workshop presented by California Desert Arts Council welcomed at UCR Palm Desert. Experts Stefanie Paquette and Katy Carrier of The Social Bar, a boutique communication and creative content agency in Palm…

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Arts News Digest – September 2018

DANCE Choreography festival returns to McCallum Theatre (Uken Report) This one-of-a-kind festival, scheduled for Nov. 10 and Sunday Nov. 11, promotes dance as an art form by creating a venue for emerging and established choreographers and developing new dance audiences. IDEAS & ISSUES Should artists be fundraisers? (Barry’s Blog) A popular blogger suggests that arts…

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