Art Scene

They All Sang My Songs – The Music of Jack Lawrence

They All Sang My Songs – The Music of Jack Lawrence

By | April 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo  Music is very much a part of the Coachella Valley. We are fortunate to have all genres of music - from rock to jazz to classical and everything in between. The Valley is also home to very talented musical artists. On April 14 and 15 five of those very...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 04/13 - 04/19 2017

Art Walk – End of season Sale to Benefit Loving All Animals

Art Walk – End of season Sale to Benefit Loving All Animals

By | April 5, 2017 at 4:25 am | No comments

By Craig Michaels The Art Place in the Palm Desert Design District would like to thank Coachella Valley residents for making them the premier destination for all home design and decor needs. To show their appreciation, The Art Place is inviting the public to their Art Walk...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

Three Sisters: Off the Grid

Three Sisters: Off the Grid

By | April 5, 2017 at 4:25 am | No comments

Judy Wold, Martha Wold Cornwall and Mary Wold Souza By Angela Romeo The High Desert is always a place to find provocative and compelling exhibitions. The location is stark beauty fraught with mystery and mysticism. Three Sisters: Off the Grid continues the tradition of art...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Comedy, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

This.Is.Now.

This.Is.Now.

By | April 5, 2017 at 4:20 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus "This.Is.Now." is an exciting new Exhibit which presents an in-depth and dynamic look at Modern Art today through Sculptures, Paintings, & Photographic Art.  Rebecca Fine Art Gallery will also be showcasing selected works of 3 amazing sculptors for...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 04/06 - 04/12 2017

The 15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, An International Palette

The 15th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival, An International Palette

By | March 29, 2017 at 7:27 pm | No comments

A Super Bloom of Color and Art Opens March 31 – April 1 & 2 Affirming the Coachella Valley’s art scene as an international destination for culture and entertainment, 200 juried artists from more than 25 countries around the world will attract over 10,000 visitors to the...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Cover Stories, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/30 - 04/05 2017

I am – Question? Answer? Affirmation?

I am – Question? Answer? Affirmation?

By | March 29, 2017 at 4:50 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Tavares Strachan created the Desert X installation I am. Using the tenets of Vedic Philosophy mixed with the Theory of Relativity, he created the work as a means to explore the relationship between humans and their environment. He pushes the notions of...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/30 - 04/05 2017

Gary Kott – From Words to Paint to Words Again

Gary Kott – From Words to Paint to Words Again

By | March 29, 2017 at 4:45 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Art is a curious road to follow. How does one begin such a journey? Gary Kott was born in New Jersey. “My days were devoted to mastering the lofty pursuits of a dedicated Jersey boy, stickball, stoopball, diners, disrupting class,” said Gary. Art was not...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 03/30 - 04/05 2017

A Tale of Two Cities

A Tale of Two Cities

By | March 22, 2017 at 8:13 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Desert X is site specific and artists from different parts of the world were invited to participate. Doug Aitken is known for his site-specific installations. The Geffen recently mounted an exhibition of his 20-year career for Desert X Aitken created...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

ROM LAMMAR – FAR OUT

ROM LAMMAR – FAR OUT

By | March 22, 2017 at 8:10 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Far Out! Not just because artist Rom Lammar came to us all the way from Luxenbourg(!) But because his sci-fi paintings transport the imagination to the far reaches of the Universe, and alternate worlds.  His current paintings are reminiscent of the great...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Suzanne Ross – Silence is Not an Option

Suzanne Ross – Silence is Not an Option

By | March 22, 2017 at 8:05 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo When I came across Suzanne Ross’s work I was taken back.  The first piece I purchased was a mixed media burka. It was art most powerful. The faceless figure: beautiful, imposing, fragile and silent, staring out from its place on the wall asking more...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 03/23 - 03/29 2017

Dynamic Programming and Non-Profit Partnerships – Check it Out This Weekend at Spectrum Indian Wells

Dynamic Programming and Non-Profit Partnerships – Check it Out This Weekend at Spectrum Indian Wells

By | March 15, 2017 at 6:21 pm | No comments

Spectrum Indian Wells is a four-day contemporary art experience featuring top galleries, art publishers, and established studio artists from across the U.S. and around the world. The show will run this weekend from Thursday, March 16 to Sunday, March 19 at the Renaissance Indian...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

Dallas Lawyer/Artist Launches Tempestuous, the First Online Art Gallery of its Kind, Transforming the Fine Art Business Model

Dallas Lawyer/Artist Launches Tempestuous, the First Online Art Gallery of its Kind, Transforming the Fine Art Business Model

By | March 15, 2017 at 11:00 am | No comments

Tempestuous Studio Allows Artists to Promote and Sell Their Work While Receiving Legal Counsel, Branding and Promotion, and More; Art Enthusiasts Gain Access to Original Works and Trial Periods  Joanna Hogrefe, a Dallas-based lawyer, artist and art activist, today...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

One I Call – Sherin Guirguis Captures the Essence of Desert X

One I Call – Sherin Guirguis Captures the Essence of Desert X

By | March 15, 2017 at 8:36 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo One of Desert X’s goals is to bring art in public spaces and to have that art interact with the environment. One I Call captures that goal in a way no other piece has done. Created by Egyptian born artist Sherin Guirguis the beautiful rendered...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

Outside the Box – The Work of Eduardo Carriazo

Outside the Box – The Work of Eduardo Carriazo

By | March 15, 2017 at 8:35 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo When an artist statement is a photo of a mouth unable to speak, one knows they are about to experience something unique.   Outside the Box – Post Orwellian Reality is the latest work from Artist Eduardo Carriazo. Eduardo is a U.S. citizen born...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 03/16 - 03/22 2017

Inside the La Quinta Arts Festival

Inside the La Quinta Arts Festival

By | March 8, 2017 at 3:35 am | No comments

By Avery Wood The 35th annual La Quinta Arts Festival took place last weekend, March 2-5, 2017 at the La Quinta Civic Center Park. The festival showcases 220 artists, some local and some that traveled internationally to display their pieces. According to Kathleen Hughes,...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Donation Box, Desert X and Artist Gabriel Kuri

Donation Box, Desert X and Artist Gabriel Kuri

By | March 8, 2017 at 2:30 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Born In Mexico Brussels based artist Gabriel Kuri is known for his repurposed installation work. He melds installation’s environment and impacts it with the socio-political consequences of our human actions. As Desert X is a very site specific exhibition...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Artistic Expressions – The Collaboration of Neighbors

Artistic Expressions – The Collaboration of Neighbors

By | March 8, 2017 at 2:25 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo As the Coachella Valley welcomes Desert X and Desert Island for the second year the University of California, Riverside-Palm Desert Center and the Palm Springs Art Museum Artists Council present one of the largest exhibitions of local, living artists in the...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 03/09 - 03/15 2017

Make A Splash! 35th La Quinta Arts Festival

Make A Splash! 35th La Quinta Arts Festival

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:00 pm | No comments

Thursday to Sunday, March 2 to 5 Named #1 Fine Art Festival in the Nation by Art Fair Sourcebook (2013, 2014, 2015) and #3 in 2016, the 35th La Quinta Arts Festival returns to the stunning La Quinta Civic Center Campus this Thursday through Sunday, March 2-5 2017. Join us for...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Cover Stories, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Desert X – The Journey Begins

Desert X – The Journey Begins

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:37 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo  Desert X has now become reality. As the inaugural event takes over the Coachella Valley a perfect opportunity to showcase ecotourism is upon us. The event runs through April 30th.  Desert X involves 16 artists: Doug Aitken, Lita Albuquerque, Will...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Feature Stories, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Mario Pikus – Back to the Future

Mario Pikus – Back to the Future

By | March 1, 2017 at 2:00 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Is it possible for an Artist to be Futuristic -- and Old  School -- at the same time?  Well painter & sculptor Mario Pikus proves it can be!  Throughout the ages, many artists -- writers, painters, sculptors, musicians, poets, have let...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Week 03/02 - 03/08 2017

Spectrum Indian Wells Contemporary Art Show Returns March 16–19, 2017

Spectrum Indian Wells Contemporary Art Show Returns March 16–19, 2017

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:38 am | No comments

Second annual four-day art event with cutting-edge artwork, entertainment, and special events Spectrum Indian Wells, with presenting sponsor UBS Financial Services, is a juried contemporary art show taking place in the heart of California’s Coachella Valley. The show will run...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

La Quinta Arts Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary – March 2-5, 2017

La Quinta Arts Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary – March 2-5, 2017

By | February 22, 2017 at 1:36 am | No comments

The 35th Anniversary of the award-winning La Quinta Arts Festival kicks off at the stunning La Quinta Civic Center Campus, Thursday through Sunday, March 2-5, 2017, 10am to 5pm each day.    You will be treated to the ultimate fine art and culture experience with 220...

Posted in: Art Scene, Columns, Events, Feature Stories, Week 02/23 - 03/01 2017

‘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