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Peter Palladino & Simeon Den

Peter Palladino & Simeon Den

By | March 5, 2014 at 7:43 pm | No comments

Photography & Dance -- East Meets West By Rebecca Pikus You know how I love to write about opposites attracting -- or juxtapositions, Yen/Yang, or something we can call 'Divine Intervention". Such is the case with Peter Palladino, of Italian/English descent, from New...

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MANDY MAIN – LUMINOUS OIL PAINTINGS OF THE WESTERN LANDSCAPE

MANDY MAIN – LUMINOUS OIL PAINTINGS OF THE WESTERN LANDSCAPE

By | February 26, 2014 at 4:24 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Mandy Main's paintings are dreamy & romantic Landscapes that are reminiscent of an earlier era of Impressionist art. Her current theme of the Western Landscape explores the qualities of light and atmospheric perspective. Mandy's art alternates between...

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LIZ BROWN – DOUBLE CREATIVITY

LIZ BROWN – DOUBLE CREATIVITY

By | February 19, 2014 at 3:53 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Many great artists are multi-talented -- and such is the case with Fine Art Painter and Graphic Designer -- Elizabeth Brown (or "Liz").  Although born in Philadelphia, Liz grew up in Ohio, and tells of her early art experience:  "Since being inspired at...

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CHRISTINA DE MUSEE – ART FUSION

CHRISTINA DE MUSEE – ART FUSION

By | February 12, 2014 at 5:11 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus It was inevitable -- or "In the Stars" as they say -- that 2 artists from opposite sides of the Hemisphere should meet, collide, ignite, & collaborate at last! Such is the case with Christina De Musee, Painter from California, and Mario Pikus, Painter...

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WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC CATHEDRAL CITY COVE HOMES & ARTISTS

WALKING TOUR OF HISTORIC CATHEDRAL CITY COVE HOMES & ARTISTS

By | February 5, 2014 at 7:31 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus Artists Simeon Den & Peter Palladino, (along with Judy Penny) were the Creators of the Annual Cathedral City Cove Artists Homes Tour.  Peter & Simeon are the Unofficial Mayors of Cathedral City Cove.  They single-handedly have been Revitalizing...

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RANCHO MIRAGE FIRST ANNUAL “TOUR OF ARTISTS HOMES/STUDIOS”

RANCHO MIRAGE FIRST ANNUAL “TOUR OF ARTISTS HOMES/STUDIOS”

By | January 29, 2014 at 4:25 pm | No comments

BY Rebecca Pikus People have always been curious -- and fascinated -- by seeing first-hand how Artists live and how they create their work -- what their homes & studios look like, where they get their ideas & inspiration from -- the materials they use, the process, the...

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Italian Artist Mauro Rosso’s “Batman – The Hero Collection” at Creare Fine Art Gallery on El Paseo

Italian Artist Mauro Rosso’s “Batman – The Hero Collection” at Creare Fine Art Gallery on El Paseo

By | January 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm | No comments

Greater Palm Springs -- from the High Desert to the Low Desert -- all of Coachella Valley -- is fast becoming an International Cultural Destination! We all know Palm Springs is a Mecca for Celebrity Golf Tournaments, International Tennis Championships, 5-Star Restaurants,...

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MAX LIGHTBENDER

MAX LIGHTBENDER

By | January 15, 2014 at 6:57 pm | No comments

By Rebecca Pikus When meeting Max Lightbender for the first time, you just know you are in the presence of a true Visionary Artist. With his playful yet piercing blue eyes, his shock of blond hair, & his handsome chiseled features, he looks like he just stepped out of a...

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MARIO PIKUS

MARIO PIKUS

By | January 9, 2014 at 4:33 am | No comments

By Rebbecca Pikus Mario Pikus, Painter & Sculptor, won his first art award at 8 years old in his birthplace of Buenos Aires, Argentina. By his teens he was painting commissioned murals. At age 20, Mario traveled to New York to meet one of the only living Paris-of-the-20s...

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Numbness, Sinusitis, & Diverticulosis

Numbness, Sinusitis, & Diverticulosis

By | January 1, 2014 at 2:11 pm | No comments

Dear Dr. Kadile, my right foot will occasionally go numb when I am sitting in the car or watching television. I think I’m just pinching a nerve because it goes away, but my uncle says I should be checked out for diabetes. Why? -Andrew, Ranch Mirage Andrew, if diabetes is...

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Keith Blum: A Creative Spirit

Keith Blum: A Creative Spirit

By | December 4, 2013 at 7:08 pm | No comments

by Heidi Simmons Vintage cars are parked in open garages, Dracula spreads his cape and King Kong climbs the building to get a glimpse of San Jacinto, while a camera crew sets up the next shot and the starlet heads to the dressing room. From the street you can see a colorful...

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Heather James Art Opening 2013

Heather James Art Opening 2013

By | November 27, 2013 at 2:38 am | No comments

Photos and Article By Scott Pam The Heather James Fine Art – Palm Desert gallery will have their 2013/2014 season’s opening on Saturday, November 30, from 6:00-8:00 P.M., with a special exhibition of original paintings and prints from Andy Warhol, original drawings and...

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Cabot’s Features Audrey Moe

Cabot’s Features Audrey Moe

By | November 27, 2013 at 1:16 am | No comments

Author/Artist Audrey Moe is set to sign copies of her book, Celebrities in Hiding at Cabot's Pueblo Museum On Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m., Cabot's Pueblo Museum will welcome Coachella Valley water-colorist and author, Audrey Schumacher Moe, for an afternoon of tales about famous...

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COD Marks Center for the Arts Presents New Exhibition, Phantasmagoria

COD Marks Center for the Arts Presents New Exhibition, Phantasmagoria

By | November 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm | No comments

College of the Desert’s Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts presents the paintings and mixed media artworks of five artists whose haunting imagery straddles a thin line between abstract and surreal in Phantasmagoria, November 3 – December 12, 2013. An artists’ reception...

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Art Under The Umbrellas

Art Under The Umbrellas

By | October 30, 2013 at 1:30 pm | No comments

The Art Under the Umbrellas show kicked off their ninth season in Old Town La Quinta last Saturday, October 26, 2013. With over 80 diverse artists displaying everything from painting and photographs, metal and ceramic sculptures, jewelry and other items, there is plenty to see...

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Art Abounds at Bar

Art Abounds at Bar

By | October 30, 2013 at 12:44 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil It’s a startling image on Palm Canyon in downtown Palm Springs. There are two scantily clad women hanging out together linked by a snake. No, it’s not some outlandish exhibitionists, but rather a spectacular mural painted by world renowned artists on...

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3D Artist Keith Blum Contributes to SELMA

3D Artist Keith Blum Contributes to SELMA

By | October 23, 2013 at 2:45 pm | No comments

Support and Education for Local Music and Arts Coachella Valley chapter 1, provides you with a revolutionary way to access education in music and arts. The main purpose of the S.E.L.M.A. organization is to create careers that support and preserve cultural integrity by providing...

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SELMA Grows at The Learning Tree

SELMA Grows at The Learning Tree

By | October 9, 2013 at 5:56 pm | No comments

Support and Education for Local Music and Arts (www.selmagrows.org) is delighted to announce the implementation of the SELMA program into a local private school. The Learning Tree Center on Washington Street in Palm Desert now has two new after school art programs, one for first...

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Lon Michels, An Artful Life

Lon Michels, An Artful Life

By | September 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm | No comments

By Denise Ortuno Neil Lon Michels has lived his life dedicated to creating art. With his new boutique gallery in Palm Springs, he is poised to share his inspiring art with the Coachella Valley, and along with his partner Todd Olson, give back to charities dear to...

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ART Passport @ Backstreet Art District

ART Passport @ Backstreet Art District

By | August 21, 2013 at 6:03 pm | No comments

WHERE: Backstreet Art District 2600 S Cherokee Way Palm Springs, CA 92264 DATE: Saturday, August 31, 2013 TIME: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm PRICE: Free DESCRIPTION: Enjoy art from near & far with wine & music from around the world as six participating galleries...

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LOCAL ARTIST, MEG WALLING, DISPLAYS HER COLORFUL WORK ENTITLED “Regulated Patterns”

By | March 6, 2013 at 12:38 pm | No comments

AT FG CREATIVE’S PALM DESERT LOCATION   Meg’s unusual flair for use of color, shapes and form with a touch of whimsy evoke emotion   FG Creative is pleased to announce they are showcasing the work of local artist, Meg Walling, at their offices located...

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Artists One Eleven “Wax, Pixels and Paint” Inaugural Art Exhibition December 7-30, 2012

By | November 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm | 42 comments

By Lisa Morgan This year, Howard’s Back Door Gallery has devoted his gallery and framing studio to showcasing the best of professional artists residing right here in our beautiful Coachella Valley. December 7th – 30th, this gracious host will be exhibiting a group of...

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“The World Needs Art” Stark + Kent Galleries

By | October 24, 2012 at 1:53 pm | No comments

Grand Opening Celebration, Saturday October 27 @ 4 -10 pm By Lisa Morgan “The World Needs Art” and Stark + Kent Galleries is doing their part to bring a very thoughtful and unique collection to ours.  This brand new contemporary art gallery just recently opened their...

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Veronique Branger ~ Color in Motion

By | October 9, 2012 at 9:04 pm | 84 comments

By Lisa Morgan In her own words, Veronique Branger acknowledges, “I was very lucky to know right away what my passion is.” Born in Paris, France, she studied at the National School of Fine Art in Lyon, France. At 19 years of age, she became one of the co-founders and...

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Bluming Imagination

By | September 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm | No comments

By Selma Grows It’s a pleasure to introduce another self-supporting artist in the Coachella Valley. Mr. Keith Blum lives in Palm Springs and has been practicing his art professionally for over 30 years. Blum specializes in “Trompe L’oeil”, an art technique involving...

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Into the Grey

By | August 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm | No comments

Gerard Grey is a 35 year old local tattooist. He has been working as an independent contractor at Body Accents Tattoo for almost 4 years, where all of his coworkers have different artistic styles using different kinds of medium to produce quality tattoos. Body Accents is...

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Photographer Spotlight: Chris Miller of Imagine Imagery

By | July 11, 2012 at 8:46 pm | 801 comments

By Marissa Willman For local photographer and Imagine Imagery owner Chris Miller, no two days are ever the same. In any given week, Miller could go from shooting fashion editorial on a Monday to the Honeymoon Hideaway on Tuesday and a local benefit concert on Friday. And he...

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Art That Makes You Think

By | July 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm | 1,414 comments

By Laura-Anne Rowell Originally hailing from Detroit, Michigan, local artist Lee Balan moved to southern California in the early 1960s. A true hippie who was also perhaps influenced by taking LSD during the peace and love movement, Lee hopes purveyors of his work will question...

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Art Forward

By | June 26, 2012 at 10:47 pm | No comments

By Laura Anne Rowell Art can be as simple as putting paper to pen or the act of picking up a camera and seeing beauty in the everyday. The ladies of OUTSIDE IN HERE are collative talents displaying different genres of art, life and views of the desert. Natalie Aguayo, Kristin...

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Artist Christopher James- Metal Comes To Life

By | June 19, 2012 at 10:00 pm | No comments

By Laura-Anne Rowell When you think of metal rarely do you think of dragons, owls or tigers, but that is exactly what artist Christopher James sees. His art has taken junk, fire and imagination to a whole new level. James’ vivid imagination started early in his life. As a...

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ADWC + SELMA

By | June 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm | 968 comments

by Selma Grows   Support and Education for Local Music and Arts (S.E.L.M.A.) is grateful to report the recent collaboration with All-Desert Wellness Centers (ADWC). This local and available health and wellness headquarters is located on 74200 Hwy 111 across from ONE...

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PS Art Museum to Screen Foreign Films, Comedies This Summer

PS Art Museum to Screen Foreign Films, Comedies This Summer

By | June 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm | 2,178 comments

By Marissa Willman Looking for a way to stay cool this summer? Then join the Palm Springs Art Museum on Thursday nights for free film screenings of handpicked foreign films and classic comedies each week through September. The Palm Springs Art Museum will screen ten...

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Support and Education for Local Music and Arts

By | May 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm | 1,769 comments

_Selma Grows This week we introduce the Art Director for the S.E.L.M.A. Coachella Valley Chapter. Leo Fuchs has become a pivotal part of the organizations growth. S.E.L.M.A. was lucky enough to be hosting a gallery opening on El Paseo in November when a beautifully maturing...

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Aaron Hansen

By | May 9, 2012 at 9:53 pm | 3,968 comments

The first thing I notice about Aaron Hansen is his energy. It seems to permeate from his every pore, it seems to radiate from his eyes, his smile catches the light and it’s contagious. Pulling up to his home tucked away on a lot of land out in Desert Hot Springs, I spend a...

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S.C.R.A.P. Gallery Blends Art, Environment and Sustainability

By | May 2, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 2,672 comments

By Marissa Willman S.C.R.A.P. Gallery Executive Director Karen Riley wasn’t sure if her idea for a program that would promote awareness of environmental issues through art would succeed when she approached former Riverside County Supervisor Roy Wilson 15 years ago. “We...

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