Arts News Digest – May 2019

By California Desert Arts Council | May 8, 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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CDAC Installs ‘Greetings’ Mural in Palm Springs

By California Desert Arts Council | Apr 29, 2019

California Desert Arts Council has installed a public-participation mural created by ArtsTank Greater Palm Springs grant winner Peter Tigler and attendees of the 37th La Quinta Arts Festival. Designed as a vintage postcard reflecting the Greater Palm Springs resort lifestyle, the mural came to life on March 9, when festivalgoers selected a small paint-filled cup…

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Itineraries for Culture Lovers: May 2019

By California Desert Arts Council | Apr 25, 2019

The “season” in the desert seems to grow longer every year, and this one is no exception. In May, Greater Palm Springs has an abundance of music festivals, theater productions, film screenings, and art exhibitions. Here are our recommendations for an artful month ahead. Above: The Joshua Tree Music Festival runs May 16–19 with an…

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Making the Transition from 2D to Public Art – Cat Chiu Phillips

By California Desert Arts Council | Apr 23, 2019

Artists, students, educators, and creative leaders gathered on Earth Day, April 22, 2019 at College of the Desert to celebrate the art installation Power Plants by COD alumna, artist and educator Cat Chiu Phillips.  The installation is made possible by an ArtsTank Greater Palm Springs grant from California Desert Arts Council and presented in partnership…

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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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