As the COVID-19 crisis set in, Jacalyn Lopez Garcia, a La Quinta–based transmedia storyteller, postponed events at her family-owned and operated Goldie’s Farm Artist Retreat and Spiritual Healing Center in a West Shore neighborhood of the Salton Sea, and was suddenly faced with time to work on new and back-burner art projects.“I enjoy challenging audiences…

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Two La Quinta-based artists, Gideon Cohn and Lauretta Lowell, have won grants from the California Desert Arts Council (CDAC), whose Keep Art Alive fund is offering financial relief to Coachella Valley artists and arts organizations affected by COVID-19-related cancellations of art exhibitions and performances of all kinds. CDAC and affiliate La Quinta Arts Foundation established…

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Quarantine. Distance. Isolation. The conditions under which we’ve been living since California’s shelter-at-home order went into effect also provide the nomenclature for The Pandemic Paintings, a new series of surrealist works by Palm Springs–based artist Anne Faith Nicholls. “This collection of three small oil paintings considers the place of art, and the artist, in a…

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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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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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