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 meet the artists for the debut of their exhibitions.
The reception takes place during the monthly renowned El Paseo Art Walk, a self-guided tour of the various art galleries on El Paseo that stay open later on the first Friday of the month through May. In addition to meeting the artists and viewing their work, visitors to CODA Gallery during First Friday Art Walk will enjoy live acoustic music as well as a wine bar, which benefits Animal Samaritans and features wines from Organic Wine Exchange. A percentage of the evening’s art sales will also be donated to support Animal Samaritan’s very worthy projects.
The featured work of Jamie Perry and Jesse Kelly will be on view through January 27. Jamie Perry is a Southern California artist who’s acrylic on canvas landscape paintings evoke a tonal quality and convey a sense of peace and serenity. Perry’s work has been exhibited in such cities as Chicago, San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Denver, Park City and Kansas City, and New York City’s SoHo district. Glass artist Jesse Kelly’s is uniquely recognized for his sculptural glass inspired by nature. His successful and popular body of work includes a variety of glass landscape installations, his unique fruit series, glass sculpture, bowls, vessels and more.
A landmark on El Paseo, CODA Gallery has resonated with contemporary art collectors for thirty years. In October the gallery moved up El Paseo and now features 9,000 square feet of space. Located at 73-400 El Paseo, it is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (and until 8 p.m. on the first Friday of each month for El Paseo Art Walk), and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call (760) 346-4661 or visit www.codagallery.com. The gallery can be followed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codagallery, and on Twitter at @codagallery.