This Month in the Arts – December 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | Nov 29, 2021

Andrew Kovacs says his sculptural installation Colossal Cacti will transform an empty plot in downtown Indio into a vibrant space for the community to gather and meet. Photograph courtesy of Lance Gerber.   A silver lining may have formed around all the virtual arts programming we experienced during the pandemic. A newly released report indicates…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – November 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | Nov 14, 2021

Radius Books has published a monograph on Palm Springs-based artist Jim Isermann. Image courtesy of the artist and radiusbooks.org   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN For design lovers, Modernism Week is a dream getaway (Forbes) Modernism Week began in 2006 as an adjunct to the Palm Springs Modernism Show and Sale and the Palm Springs Art Museum…

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This Month in the Arts – November 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | Oct 29, 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

By California Desert Arts Council | Oct 14, 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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This Month in the Arts – October 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | Sep 29, 2021

Palm Desert Verbena by plein-air landscape painter Terry Masters, who recently closed his Palm Springs studio/gallery and is now represented by Jones and Terwilliger Galleries in Palm Desert.   As the fall season begins, the visual and performing arts are coming back to life in the Coachella Valley, albeit with new requirements for proof of vaccination…

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Interview with Matt Cauthron

By California Desert Arts Council | Sep 22, 2021

On Friday, September 24th, 2021, Matt Cauthron will be presenting a show called ‘Imperfection’ at CREATE Center for the Arts. Before the show begins, we wanted to find out more about Matt, the exhibition, and the inspiration behind it all.   CA Desert Arts (CDAC): Tell us about you. How long have you been an…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – September 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | Sep 14, 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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This Month in the Arts – September 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | Aug 30, 2021

Judith Chapman stars in The Guys, a production commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11, at Palm Canyon Theatre. Photo/Palm Springs Life, Getty Images   For the foreseeable future, your vaccination card might become your ticket to entry at arts venues across the Coachella Valley and beyond. But the shows are going on, and culture leaders…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – August 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | Aug 14, 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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