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Coachella Valley Arts News – November 2019

Towering sculptures created by Francis Kéré for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival are being installed in Indio’s Dr. Carreon Park. Photograph by Lance Gerber/courtesy City of Indio   ART Ed Ruscha, Neville Wakefield on Desert X in Saudi Arabia (KCRW) As Desert X prepares to mount an exhibition in AlUla, in the northwestern…

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Arts News Digest – October 2019

The 14th annual fall edition of the Joshua Tree Music Festival runs Oct. 10–13 and features the North Mississippi All Stars, The California Honeydrops, Ocho Ojos, Desert Rhythm Project, and many others. Photograph courtesy Joshua Tree Music Festival.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN 50 ways to celebrate modernism (CV Independent) The schedule for Modernism Week Fall…

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Arts News Digest – September 2019

Cabot’s Pueblo Museum in Desert Hot Springs offers tours and educational programs to teach the public about its namesake, the desert pioneer, adventurer, and artist Cabot Yerxa.   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN Art, architecture distinguished midcentury bank (The Desert Sun) The Security First National Bank, which opened in Palm Springs in 1959, devoted considerable resources to making an…

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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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