Arts News Digest – April 2019

By California Desert Arts Council | Apr 12, 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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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: April 2019

By California Desert Arts Council | Mar 24, 2019

It’s music festival season in the desert. From Garden Jam to Opera in the Park to the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals, our calendar helps keep you in the right place at the right time. In addition to so much great music, you can also enjoy the great outdoors with Earth Day events as well as…

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Cat Chiu Phillips Opens ‘Power Plants’ at College of the Desert

By California Desert Arts Council | Mar 19, 2019

California Desert Arts Council welcomes Cat Chiu Phillips, an ArtsTank Greater Palm Springs grant winner, to the Coachella Valley this April to debut her art installation, Power Plants, presented in partnership with College of the Desert in Palm Desert. Power Plants opens April 8 in the COD Art Department lobby. On Earth Day (April 22)…

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Arts News Digest – March 2019

By California Desert Arts Council | Mar 11, 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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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: March 2019

By California Desert Arts Council | Feb 24, 2019

The arts season reaches a fever pitch in March, offering a world-class lineup of performances, exhibitions, and tours across Greater Palm Springs. Culture vultures can visit Desert X installations and many other art and architecture offerings by day, and take in live music and theater by night. Here are our staff’s best bets. Visit our…

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Arts News Digest – February 2019

By California Desert Arts Council | Feb 12, 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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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: February 2019

By California Desert Arts Council | Jan 28, 2019

With Desert X, Modernism Week, and Art Palm Springs, a fresh wave of culture lovers will visit Greater Palm Springs in February. The events offer local arts organizations a time to shine with their own programming. Here are some of our staff’s recommendations for a month of enriching arts and entertainment. You can find many…

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ArtsTank Greater Palm Springs Awards Inaugural Grants

By California Desert Arts Council | Jan 22, 2019

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 – January 2019

By California Desert Arts Council | Jan 10, 2019

Coachella–based psychedelic cumbia group Ocho Ojos was invited to perform both weekends of this April’s Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club in Indio. Photo: Courtesy Ocho Ojos   ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN 10 Modernism Week events not to miss (Palm Springs Life) Architecture and design enthusiasts return to Greater Palm Springs…

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