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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This Month in the Arts – August 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | Jul 29, 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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Coachella Valley Arts News – July 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | Jul 13, 2021

Palm Springs Noir, a new collection of short stories, upends the desert’s sunny disposition. Photo: Palm Springs Life/Getty Images   ART Robert Longo’s Storm of Hope opens at Palm Springs Art Museum (Palm Springs Life)The New York-based artist, who recently purchased a home in Palm Springs, has opened Storm of Hope: Law & Disorder, an…

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This Month in the Arts – July 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | Jun 27, 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

By California Desert Arts Council | Jun 14, 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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This Month in the Arts – June 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | May 28, 2021

Ghanaian artist Serge Attukwei Clottey’s installation, The Wishing Well, remains on view at the James O. Jessie Desert Highlands Unity Center in Palm Springs.   The arts in the Coachella Valley are showing some healthy signs of life — Desert X, for example, saw record visitation to its site-specific art installations, and the Palm Springs…

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Coachella Valley Arts News – May 2021

By California Desert Arts Council | May 14, 2021

Jamie Grant (left), the new CEO of McCallum Theatre, discusses the venue’s reopening and upcoming season with Palm Springs Life editor Steven Biller.   ADVOCACY How local arts leaders support each other during the pandemic (The Desert Sun)Representatives from Modernism Week, Desert X, Sunnylands, Palm Springs Art Museum, and other art and cultural organizations have been…

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