Coachella Valley Arts News – December 2021

Untitled (Orange Sphere), Jacob Semiatin’s 1960 mixed media work on paper, is being exhibited in the Estate Collection at Rubine Red Gallery in Palm Springs.    PEOPLE Palm Springs Art Museum CEO shares vision for future programming (The Desert Sun)Adam Lerner, the new CEO/executive director of Palm Springs Art Museum, says he’ll program events, including music…

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This Month in the Arts – November 2021

Artist Yvette Mattern’s laser light installation, Global Rainbow, will shine in Palm Springs Nov. 5-6. Photography courtesy Tom Duffin.     There’s new hope for the Plaza Theatre in downtown Palm Springs, a McCallum Theatre exec signs on for a third tour of duty, community theaters are showing signs of life, local artists have a new home, and…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – October 2021

Helen Frankenthaler, Janus, 1990. Acrylic on canvas, 57 x 94 3/4 in. (144.8 x 240.7 cm). Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, New York © 2021 Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy Palm Springs Art Museum.   ART Helen Frankenthaler: Late Works exhibition reveals sum of the painter’s brilliance (Palm Springs Life) A year…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – September 2021

Frank Gehry’s Beaver Chair and Ottoman (1987), made of corrugated cardboard, appears in The Modern Chair exhibition through April 2022 at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center. It’s a promised gift to the museum from Donna J. and the late Cargill MacMillan, Jr. Photograph by Yoshihiro Makino, courtesy of Palm Springs Life.   ART…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – August 2021

Palm Springs-based actor Udo Kier is getting rave reviews for his leading role in the new film Swan Song. Photo by Chris Stephens, courtesy Magnolia Pictures.   ART Meet John Cerney, the muralist whose ‘Popsicles’ refreshed Sunny Dunes (CV Independent) This is the story of a produce worker who took some art classes and met…

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This Month in the Arts – August 2021

Tickets for Modernism Week Fall Preview go on sale Aug. 1. Above: Elrod House, Palm Springs, California, 2007, by Julius Shulman and Juergen Nogai.   A new budget with an unprecedented investment in the arts, the return of local theater (proof of vaccination required), signs of life at the historic Plaza Theatre, an in-person Modernism Week…

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This Month in the Arts – July 2021

Adam Lerner starts his new job as CEO and executive director of Palm Springs Art Museum on July 15. Photograph courtesy of The Hip Photo.   Palm Springs Art Museum has a new director, audiences have returned to CVRep and Palm Canyon Theatre as well as the Palm Springs International ShortFest, the city of Indio has…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – June 2021

The Forever Marilyn statue (shown in its first location in downtown Palm Springs) is being reinstalled near Palm Springs Art Museum. File photo/Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism   ISSUES ‘Forever Marilyn’ installation underway in Palm Springs (The Desert Sun)Installation work on the controversial statue continues until June 17 with a public unveiling ceremony scheduled for…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – April 2021

Desert X unveiled The Art of Taming Horses, an installation by New York-based artist Christopher Myers, on Tahquitz Canyon Way in Palm Springs. Photograph courtesy Desert X.    ART New Desert X poses a ‘monumental’ question (Palm Springs Life)Artist Christopher Myers’ six sculptures, an installation titled The Art of Taming Horses on Tahquitz Canyon Way, tell…

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Deadlines Loom for COVID-19 Financial Relief Grants for Artists, Organizations

The city of Palm Desert invites artist proposals for its new San Pablo Avenue roundabout. Photo courtesy of the City of Palm Desert.   Welcome to another COVID-19-themed dispatch from your California Desert Arts Council. In better times, this newsletter highlights the bounty of upcoming Coachella Valley arts and culture offerings. This month’s edition, however,…

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