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Culturas Music-Arts

Culturas Music-Arts

By | July 14, 2016 at 9:45 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Culturas Music-Arts formed with humble beginnings and an intention to make a difference in the lives of Coachella Valley's youth. Celebrating year five of Synergy Music & Arts Festival, this proud group of inspiring volunteers have organized events that...

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Meg Walling – A Life in Color

Meg Walling – A Life in Color

By | July 14, 2016 at 9:19 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo Meg Walling approaches life in color, lots of color. “A strong sense of place and extremes in environment draw me in,” said Meg. “These special places have a very distinctive character that is predicated on the color. The colors of nature are...

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The Coachella Valley Art Scene

The Coachella Valley Art Scene

By | July 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm | No comments

By Morgan James Over the last few years, The Coachella Valley Art Scene has grown exponentially, hosting a number of community events to thrilled artists, appreciative musicians and all fans of the creative arts. Our valley population seems littered now more than ever with a...

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Dara Mark

Dara Mark

By | July 7, 2016 at 4:05 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Dara Mark's exquisite Watercolors almost defy description.  Unlike pastoral landscapes, or soft portraits, or floral arrangements -- which are the stereotypical subjects for watercolors -- she takes an entirely different tangent & approach in her Art. ...

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Odessa Christiana – Lifestyle In Art

Odessa Christiana – Lifestyle In Art

By | July 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo Part mid-century modern, part hippy chick tempered with flower child and wholly original, Odessa Christiana has created an art lifestyle. “I cannot remember a time where I was not creating something and trying it sell it,” smiled Odessa. “I have...

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The Power of Art – Linda Carmella Sibio

The Power of Art – Linda Carmella Sibio

By | June 30, 2016 at 3:44 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo To walk in the shoes of Artist Linda Carmella Sibio would be an artistic journey filled with self –awareness and self-acceptance. Linda was born in West Virginia. After the death of her father and the institutionalization of her mother, Linda was sent to...

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Craig Zeigler

Craig Zeigler

By | June 24, 2016 at 1:11 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Great art is sometimes found in the most unlikely of places – and this is the case with the spectacular, dazzling sculptures of Craig Zeigler.  Zeigler's sculptures were actually discovered in the storefront of Regal Plastics in Cathedral City, CA by Maris...

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THE ART OF JILDA SCHWARTZ

THE ART OF JILDA SCHWARTZ

By | June 24, 2016 at 1:08 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Jilda Schwartz is like a breath of fresh air.   Capturing moments is what art does and Jilda has found a way to capture decades. Jilda is a graduate of Art Center College of Design, Pasadena.CA.  She has worked as an art director and illustrator in film,...

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Something is About to Change: The Art of Gerald Zeldin

Something is About to Change: The Art of Gerald Zeldin

By | June 17, 2016 at 1:13 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Arte Vita Gallery is located in the burgeoning art district of Perez Road in Cathedral City. The gallery shares space with Belgian design firm, Joannes Lucas. The gallery is presently featuring Something is About to Change, selected works from the estate of...

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Excavation of the Immaculate Heart – The Work of Robin Przybysz

Excavation of the Immaculate Heart – The Work of Robin Przybysz

By | June 12, 2016 at 1:45 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Often we hear the phrase “she is a woman in a man’s world.” And as the world changes, we learn that acceptance and respect are for all. The art world still has its prejudices. For example there is an ongoing debate concerning craft vs., art. There is a...

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BLAM – They Did It Again

BLAM – They Did It Again

By | June 3, 2016 at 1:07 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo BLAM is the acronym for the art movement, Brooklyn Los Angeles Meet. The latest collaboration is Aperture, which opens June 4th at the BLAM Gallery, 1950 S. Santa Fe Ave., #207, in Los Angeles. The gallery is open weekends 12 to 4 p.m. and by appointment....

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Stephanie Bell and Blur: Saying Aloud What Others Won’t

Stephanie Bell and Blur: Saying Aloud What Others Won’t

By | May 28, 2016 at 1:47 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Art is often associated with beauty. Sometimes art reflects a darker side.  First time feature film director Mischa Marcus is tackling that darker side. She is the writer/director of the upcoming feature film Blur. Blur is a coming-of-age story about an...

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Paul Bellardo

Paul Bellardo

By | May 19, 2016 at 9:29 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Paul Bellardo is an amazing sculptor - ceramics, pottery, glass, and also mono prints – who disliked "retirement" (true artists never really retire) – And at 92 years old continues to be prolific in producing his artworks.  He is an artist who possesses...

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MayBE – The JTAG Exhibition

MayBE – The JTAG Exhibition

By | May 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm | No comments

By Angela Valente Romeo The Joshua Tree Art Gallery (JTAG) is a Co-operative Fine Art Gallery located at 61607 29 Palms Highway, Joshua Tree CA (www.josuhatreeartgallery.com). It is unique space showcasing the work of artists living in the High Desert as well as though...

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Godly Monsters

Godly Monsters

By | May 12, 2016 at 5:59 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus The collaboration between writers and artists has been historical throughout art history.  And there is an exciting upcoming event that will continue this tradition on Saturday, May 21. The Agnes Pelton Society and Rebecca Pikus present “The Godly...

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The Collision of Art: Colliding Worlds Art Fine Art

The Collision of Art: Colliding Worlds Art Fine Art

By | May 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm | No comments

By Declan McManus The Coachella Valley has many reasons for someone to fall in love with it. The natural beauty continues to be enhanced by the artistic community living here. One of the latest editions to that landscape is Colliding Worlds Fine Art Gallery, curated by Angela...

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Laura Janes – Art is in the Details

Laura Janes – Art is in the Details

By | May 6, 2016 at 2:03 am | No comments

By Angela Romeo Beauty comes in many forms and is interpreted in various ways. Laura Janes is a fine artist specializing in painting natural forms. She draws her inspiration from the elements found in nature. “I find myself drawn to the raw, organic beauty of the...

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Donald Spencer

Donald Spencer

By | May 6, 2016 at 2:02 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Painter Donald Spencer was born into an artistically gifted family, who were also master tradesmen and excellent athletes.  Spencer is yet another great artist who has ultimately found his way to the Palm Springs art scene via several journeys -- from...

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Peter Busa

Peter Busa

By | April 21, 2016 at 4:34 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Peter Busa (1914-1985) was known for his Abstract Expressionist art, and "Indian Space Paintings". Busa was a truly original thinker, and a pioneer of modern art.  This brilliant artist came out of what was called The New York School.  This was an informal...

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Meet the Hoffmans: – The Fusion Art Gallery Arrives

Meet the Hoffmans: – The Fusion Art Gallery Arrives

By | April 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo There is a new kid in town – sort of. Artist Chris Hoffman and Valerie Hoffman are set to open Fusion Art. Originally conceived as an online gallery that hosts international juried art competitions and exhibitions, Fusion Art has now grown to include a brick...

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AUGUST MUTH – ALL ABOUT HOLOGRAMS

AUGUST MUTH – ALL ABOUT HOLOGRAMS

By | April 14, 2016 at 1:34 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus I have always been fascinated by Holograms -- as I'm sure many people are -- they combine art & physics with brilliant precision!  So what exactly is a Hologram?  Here's the artist expert's explanation:  "Holography is an optical photographic...

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99 BUCKS & UP!

99 BUCKS & UP!

By | April 14, 2016 at 1:32 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo There are few fundraisers that can bring a crowd to frenzy like the 99 BUCKS & UP! The Palm Springs Art Museum Artists Council sponsors this yearly event.  And every year the crowds line up several deep, behind the velvet rope, waiting for the chance to...

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Holograms, Paintings, Sculptures

Holograms, Paintings, Sculptures

By | April 7, 2016 at 3:20 am | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus The largest, most impressive Museum-quality exhibit ever in greater Palm Springs -- representing over 75 national & international artists -- has been assembled all under one gallery roof here in Cathedral City!  "Visually Speaking - Color & Light"...

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2016 Indian Wells Arts Festival, Your Passport to Global Perspectives

2016 Indian Wells Arts Festival, Your Passport to Global Perspectives

By | March 30, 2016 at 6:05 pm | No comments

April 1-3 event presents an International Palette at Indian Wells Tennis Garden Book a virtual trip around the world and head right down the road to the Indian Wells Arts Festival, where you can absorb how ancient crafts are fueling 21st century thoughts over a RumChata...

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Hidden Talents – The Art of Sela Ward

Hidden Talents – The Art of Sela Ward

By | March 30, 2016 at 4:54 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo Hidden talents – unexpected surprises, these are things that give life flavor. For many the name Sela Ward evokes an actor. We are familiar with her work from films such as Gone Girl and TV, Sisters and House and CSI-NY come to mind.  Many are aware of her...

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“Visually Speaking: Color & Light”

“Visually Speaking: Color & Light”

By | March 24, 2016 at 8:06 pm | No comments

Hosted by Rebecca Fine Art Gallery, from March 26 through May 30. By Angela Romeo What makes this exhibition unique? “It is the culmination of, not only the career of artist Joe Novak, but the coming together of art – the partnerships, the influences, the...

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Spectrum Indian Wells Art Show Debuts

Spectrum Indian Wells Art Show Debuts

By | March 17, 2016 at 4:06 am | No comments

Brand new four-day art event with cutting-edge artwork, entertainment, and special performances. Coincides with BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament By Angela Romeo We live in an area of diversity. That is well reflected in our art. The Coachella Valley hosts many events –...

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Catch the Season Finale of Art Under the Umbrellas

Catch the Season Finale of Art Under the Umbrellas

By | March 17, 2016 at 3:22 am | No comments

THIS Saturday, March 19th Spring is unofficially upon us, marking the imminent departure of our Coachella Valley Snowbird population as they head to cooler climates.  But not to worry.  There is still one last Art Under the Umbrellas Saturday to enjoy together that will wrap...

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3rd Annual Tour of Artists’ Homes and Studios

3rd Annual Tour of Artists’ Homes and Studios

By | March 17, 2016 at 3:18 am | No comments

The City of Rancho Mirage will sponsor a Free Event to the interested public, art lovers and collectors -- the 3rd Annual Tour of Artists' Homes and Studios.  This exciting event will be held this Saturday, March 19, from 10:00am-5:00pm.  Among the participating artists -...

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Student Art Show & Sale – Annual Fundraising Event

Student Art Show & Sale – Annual Fundraising Event

By | March 17, 2016 at 3:09 am | No comments

Presented by Desert Art Academy and All Desert Wellness Centers.  Open to the Public on March 19 By Chris Clemens All Desert Wellness Centers, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, in cooperation with Desert Art Academy, is hosting a Student Art Show & Sale to showcase...

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William Dey

William Dey

By | March 10, 2016 at 10:52 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus For those of us who are out and about town, whether it's Gallery Openings, Fundraisers, or a myriad of other cultural events, Artist William Dey is there to lend style and class.  His persona matches his fabulous photography, which conveys the chic and...

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CraigR and the Lure of Southern California Dream

CraigR and the Lure of Southern California Dream

By | March 10, 2016 at 10:49 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo You are born and raised in New Zealand. You come to California in 1999 and fall in love with Southern California, vintage pin ups, cars, tiki, fashion, and Americana. What’s a guy to do? Develop a style that combines a love of those things. Oh, and marry a...

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La Quinta Arts Festival – Experience 4 Days of ART. CULTURE. LIFE!

La Quinta Arts Festival – Experience 4 Days of ART. CULTURE. LIFE!

By | March 3, 2016 at 2:00 pm | No comments

With ART as the main attraction, the 34th Annual La Quinta Arts Festival showcases the finest in contemporary artworks presented by 220 of the nation’s premier artists arriving from 35 states, Canada and Argentina to exhibit their original works in Ceramics, Drawing &...

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The Art of Socrates

The Art of Socrates

By | March 3, 2016 at 12:52 pm | No comments

By Angela Romeo For some Socrates is a classical Greek philosopher who left us the Socratic method of learning. To others Socrates is a vivacious artist who calls the Coachella Valley home. Socrates, the Painter, was born in Saumur, France, in the beautiful Loire Valley,...

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Johniene Papandreas – Before the Walls Go Up

Johniene Papandreas – Before the Walls Go Up

By | March 3, 2016 at 12:50 pm | No comments

Revered artist brings her provocative paintings of the hidden self and unseen moments to the desert By Mona DeCrinis When the window of second chances opened for Provincetown, Mass. artist Johniene Papandreas, she knew she had to create, but what? For years, the talented...

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