Art Scene

‘Illuminating Modernism’ – Annalisa Capurro

‘Illuminating Modernism’ – Annalisa Capurro

By | February 15, 2017 at 2:35 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo To say that Annalisa Capurro is passionate about the protection and preservation of mid-century architecture would be an understatement. This Australian, aka Ms. Modernism, is the caretaker of the iconic 1957 Sulman Award-winning Jack House by architect...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Modernism, Week 02/16 - 02/22 2017

To Everything there is a Purpose – The Repurposed Art of Christopher James

To Everything there is a Purpose – The Repurposed Art of Christopher James

By | February 8, 2017 at 6:31 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo Art has always enjoyed a relationship with recycling of material. To me, the art of up-cycling is intriguing. My jewelry line incorporates up-cycling by using something old or unwanted in a new way. To turn an unwanted item into something new is a challenge...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

Bruce Kimerer Solo Exhibition “plain air”

Bruce Kimerer Solo Exhibition “plain air”

By | February 8, 2017 at 6:25 pm | No comments

By Simeon Den Bruce Kimerer moved to the California desert from New York nearly five years ago. Previously, his work focused on the landscape, portraying moody views of the Brooklyn waterfront and the rolling hills of rural upstate New York. Once here, his work changed...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

Annual Home Tour of Historic and Artists’ Homes in the Cathedral City Cove

Annual Home Tour of Historic and Artists’ Homes in the Cathedral City Cove

By | February 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm | No comments

By Simeon Den There is a lost history being uncovered of the artist’s colony in the Cathedral City Cove, where in the 1930’s through the early 60’s, a small group of nationally renowned painters, musicians, and writers came to live seasonally and permanently to make...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Week 02/09 - 02/15 2017

What Is Abstract Art?

What Is Abstract Art?

By | February 1, 2017 at 2:35 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Abstract Art is a painting or sculpture that does not depict a person, place, or thing in the natural world -- it is non-representational and non-literal. It is a symbolic reality, as depicted in such mediums as ancient rock paintings, and textile &...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 02/02 - 02/08 2017

Heather James Fine Art Celebrates 20 Years

Heather James Fine Art Celebrates 20 Years

By | February 1, 2017 at 2:30 am | No comments

By Chris Clemens Recognized for showcasing museum-grade art and never-before-seen artworks, Heather James Fine Art is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The gallery offers a rare look into art history’s past and present featuring a wide breadth of genres...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 02/02 - 02/08 2017

The Journey to Art – Vern Chamness

The Journey to Art – Vern Chamness

By | February 1, 2017 at 2:25 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Artists take may forms but it is substance over form that is key. Vern Chamness was born and raised in southern Illinois. His demeanor resembles that of gentleman, a breath of fresh air in a time when manners and respect are lost to vitriolic diatribes. But...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 02/02 - 02/08 2017

SOUTHWEST ARTS FESTIVAL INDIO EXPANDS TO FOUR DAYS FOR 2017

SOUTHWEST ARTS FESTIVAL INDIO EXPANDS TO FOUR DAYS FOR 2017

By | January 25, 2017 at 11:51 pm | No comments

“Mole’s Eye View” by Photographer Nancy Roux selected for annual poster image The Southwest Arts Festival, Indio 2017 has announced that it has expanded its annual art Festival to now run for four days, Thursday, January 26 through Sunday, January 29, 2017, which will...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

Beauty in The Age of Gorgeous –Photographer Rob Lebow

Beauty in The Age of Gorgeous –Photographer Rob Lebow

By | January 25, 2017 at 8:38 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo There is a saying that warns us to beware of artist because they mix with all classes of society and are therefore the most dangerous. Artists reflect what they observe – sometimes it is a beauty and sometimes it is not. Often art contains an element of...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 01/26 - 02/01 2017

PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

PALM SPRINGS ART MUSEUM CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTH

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:22 pm | No comments

WITH INTERACTIVE EXHIBITION, LIVE MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE ‘Intertwining the Fabric of Generations’ On-View February 2-28 Palm Springs Art Museum is celebrating Black History Month with a new interactive exhibition titled Intertwining the Fabric of Generations, on-view in...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Barry Minniefield, from “The Voice” Sings in the New Year at Art on Main Street!

Barry Minniefield, from “The Voice” Sings in the New Year at Art on Main Street!

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:20 pm | No comments

Premier Sponsor – City of La Quinta Saturday, January 21, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. “Barry, man, your soul was off the charts” –Christina Aguilera We are thrilled to announce that Barry Minniefield will be performing at Art on Main Street, a show which features...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Art Palm Springs: Sensate Gallery – Booth #414

Art Palm Springs: Sensate Gallery – Booth #414

By | January 18, 2017 at 12:18 pm | No comments

The Nature of Collaboration Sensate Gallery’s debut exhibition is being held at Art Palm Springs and features the artwork of acclaimed wood artist Bihn Pho and collaborating artists from around the globe. Utilizing a cutting-edge marriage of sculpture and painting, Pho and...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 01/19 - 01/25 2017

Kevin Nierman and the Complexity of Simple

Kevin Nierman and the Complexity of Simple

By | January 11, 2017 at 11:30 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo The beauty of simplicity lies in its complexities. Such is the case with Artist Kevin Nierman’s work, Vertimo. Vertimo, a named derived from the kinetic energy, vertical with motion, that responds to external influence, is a series of hollow clay spheres...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 01/12 - 01/18 2017

CODA Gallery Debuts New Exhibitions with Artists Reception

CODA Gallery Debuts New Exhibitions with Artists Reception

By | January 4, 2017 at 11:36 am | No comments

During El Paseo Art Walk By Chris Clemens CODA Gallery, celebrating nearly 30 years in Palm Desert, welcomes the public to attend a special reception with artists Jamie Perry and Jesse Kelly on Friday, January 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.  Guests will have the opportunity to...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 01/05 - 01/11 2017

Michael Petry – The Art of Being

Michael Petry – The Art of Being

By | December 28, 2016 at 8:45 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo When British based artist Michael Petry comes to town the valley takes notice. Innovative and always pushing the envelope Michael was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1960 and has lived in London since 1981. He studied at Rice University, Houston (BA), London...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

January 2017 will open with a Big Bang in the Art World!

January 2017 will open with a Big Bang in the Art World!

By | December 28, 2016 at 8:41 am | No comments

Sir Alfred J. Dimora has teamed up with Rebecca Fine Art Gallery to create a spectacular Event on Sat., January 7, 2017.  RFA Gallery will host the Opening of the Exhibition "Masters of Abstract Art" and will also be presenting the most recent super car from Dimora...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 12/29 2016 - 01/04 2017

Scot Alpert – Life, Art and the Places On Can Go

Scot Alpert – Life, Art and the Places On Can Go

By | December 22, 2016 at 12:22 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo Scot Alpert believes people are born to do extraordinary things. “I am one of those people,” said Scot.  “I understand the power of art and beauty.” From an early age Scot was creative. “I used whatever material was available to me. Growing...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Robolights: Celebrating 30 Years With A Victory In Court

Robolights: Celebrating 30 Years With A Victory In Court

By | December 22, 2016 at 12:19 pm | No comments

By Esther Sanchez Since the age of 12, Kenny Irwin has been building a magical, holiday land full of lights, robots, aliens and all sorts of incredible spectacles for the sole purpose of bringing joy and wonderment to all who visit the 4 acre Palm Springs property. With the...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 12/22 - 12/28 2016

Simon Luckinbill Redux

Simon Luckinbill Redux

By | December 14, 2016 at 10:00 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Simon Luckinbill has started to make his mark on the art scene. His career is nascent but it is evident that he has what it takes to compete in the art world. Simon was born in Los Angeles and raised in New York. He grew up surrounded by artistic talent....

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 12/15 - 12/21 2016

Robert Tahar

Robert Tahar

By | December 7, 2016 at 10:35 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Music Publisher/Producer/Songwriter – Drummer - Explorer/Adventurer - Actor/Comedian - Photographer - Tour Guide - Artist/Painter & Sculptor -- Robert Tahar has been living a very fulfilled & rich life so far!  Handsome, sophisticated, charming...

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The Fusion of Art and Charity

The Fusion of Art and Charity

By | December 7, 2016 at 10:30 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo As art continues on it quest to give back, Fusion Art, a Palm Springs contemporary fine art gallery, will host an Art for Animals Juried Art Exhibition Fundraiser for Charity to support local Coachella Valley animal welfare organizations. Fusion Art is the...

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ART FOR A CAUSE

ART FOR A CAUSE

By | December 7, 2016 at 10:25 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo Art has always had the power to move people. Raising funds for a cause is no exception. December 7-10 new paintings, Abstracts by Mark Heger, Strange Little People by Christopher Michael will be exhibited at Colliding Worlds Fine Art Gallery. A portion of the...

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DIVERSITY – Elaine Sigwald and The Izen Miller Gallery

DIVERSITY – Elaine Sigwald and The Izen Miller Gallery

By | November 30, 2016 at 4:25 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo The Izen Miller Gallery is currently showing DIVERSITY- Artists from the Desert. The exhibition features work from Philippe Chambon, Downs, Ruth Gonzalez, Marcy Gregory, Nora Helmer, Bernard Hoyes, John Lubetow, Barry Orleans and Elaine Sigwald.  On...

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The Remarkable Fern Fields Brooks

The Remarkable Fern Fields Brooks

By | November 22, 2016 at 5:35 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Fern Fields Brook is yet another example of the hidden gems of the Coachella Valley. Born in Milan Italy, Fern has been a force in the entertainment industry for over 35 years. Fern worked for Norman Lear’s Tandem Production working on the ground breaking...

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Charlie Ciali

Charlie Ciali

By | November 16, 2016 at 10:06 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Charlie Ciali has a totally likable personality!  His wide-open boyish grin, warm handshake (or hug!) and affable manner can't be missed.  But his happy-go-lucky demeanor belies a very serious & disciplined artist.  Ciali's work is...

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Star Wars Mural in Coachella

Star Wars Mural in Coachella

By | November 9, 2016 at 9:30 am | No comments

By Morgan James If you haven't seen the incredible Star Wars mural behind the Coachella Shopping Center on Harrison and 50th, it is definitely a must! The massive mural features several Star Wars characters in vivid colors over an electric black background. While the city...

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Beyond Terry Hastings: The New Work

Beyond Terry Hastings: The New Work

By | November 9, 2016 at 9:25 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo  Art is dynamic and thrives on growth. An artist is always searching and seeking to stretch the boundaries of their imagination. So when Terry Hastings decided it was time to see where photography could take him, he chose his mentor well. Beyond...

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The Wonder of Wendy

The Wonder of Wendy

By | November 2, 2016 at 11:50 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Politics aside, art is never quiet. The work of Wendy Wonder is no exception. Wendy Wonder was born to Sheryl Berk in the tumultuous sixties. “Andy Warhol and The Factory. People burning bras. Others burning draft cards. It was a time of change and...

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Wide Open Spaces — Mountains, the Sea, the Sky – These are the visuals that captivate artist Zoe Ann Fischer!  

Wide Open Spaces — Mountains, the Sea, the Sky – These are the visuals that captivate artist Zoe Ann Fischer!  

By | November 2, 2016 at 11:40 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus "Zoe's….[paintings] are luminous, alive, and gutsy.  Through her alchemy with paint, putting down layer upon layer, often over long periods of time, Zoe has infused her canvases with her own strong feelings for the natural wonders of our planet. ...

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Peter Palladino – A Photographer’s Eye Captures Cathedral City

Peter Palladino – A Photographer’s Eye Captures Cathedral City

By | October 28, 2016 at 1:10 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Peter Pallidino is no stranger to capturing people as they are - being themselves. Peter has been capturing images of society’s fringe cultures for many years. In New York in the 1970’s he was capturing images of the street culture of New York. The...

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The Photography of Stephen Elson

The Photography of Stephen Elson

By | October 13, 2016 at 7:40 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo Art is a part of our lives. Every day it has an impact on us. For Photographer Stephen Elson growing up in a home that embraced art has led to a lifetime of inspiration. “I was fortunate to grow up in a household surrounded by art books, multiple...

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Steve Bein

Steve Bein

By | October 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Photography Art is now a widely accepted art form.  What is rare, however, are photographers, working outside the confines of a studio, who are also World Explorers!  Steve Bein is such a person.  Dashing, avant-garde, & adventurous, he reminds one of...

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Halstyn Hair – On the Horizon

Halstyn Hair – On the Horizon

By | October 6, 2016 at 11:42 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Artists are born not created. The truth in art stems from the notion. Studying and training may enhance an artist’s skills or it can stifle a creative soul. Every once in awhile an artist just emerges from shadows – fully formed and constantly evolving....

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Where To Start

Where To Start

By | September 28, 2016 at 9:46 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo There are some weeks when there is so much happening that one doesn’t know where to start. This is such a week…. First let’s start with the worldwide musical celebration to honor Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s 85th birthday. Coachella Valley resident...

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REBECCA FINE ART GALLERY – CELEBRATING THE ART

REBECCA FINE ART GALLERY – CELEBRATING THE ART

By | September 28, 2016 at 9:42 am | No comments

By Rachel Montoya Art is an expression of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture. Art also comes in various branches of creative activity, such as photography, ceramics, music, literature, and dance. There is a common...

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