Saturday, April 18, 2015. This will be an Exciting Event! 

By Rebecca Pikus

This year 8 Artists who live in Rancho Mirage will have their homes & studios open to the public.  Meet the artists in their own creative environments, see how they create their art, hear their passion.  In addition, for one day only, there will be a “Pop-Up” Gallery at the Rancho Mirage Public Library, where 7 additional Artists will have their work on display.

The 8 Artists who will have their homes & studios open include: 

John Henebry, Photographer

Shannon Hogan, Painter

Gary Kott, Painter & Sculptor

Elaine Mathews, Painter

Mario Pikus, Painter & Sculptor

Jean Range, Painter

Jim Riche, Photographer

Rita Steffen, Painter

Videographer & Filmmaker, Alan Carvalho of Cambridge Video, will once again document the Event with interviews with each of the 8 Artists at their homes & studios (as well as aerial views of their homes & gardens).  See YouTube for the 2014 Video “Rancho Mirage Artist Homes Tour” by Alan Carvalho.

The 7 Artists whose work will be on display at the Library include:

Nancy J. Camm, Painter

Thomas A. Courbet, Photographer

John Henebry, Photographer

Becky Jayne, Painter

Mandy Main, Painter

Alicia Rodriguez, Colored Pencil

Thomas E. Whalen, Pen & Brush Ink

The Creator & Organizer of the Rancho Mirage Artists Tour is Rebecca Pikus, and the Sponsor of the Event is the Rancho Mirage Cultural Commission:  David Bryant, Joyce Virtue, Susan Cook, Julie Childers, Suzanne Matthews, and the Rancho Mirage Public Library & Rancho Mirage City Hall.

On Saturday, April 18 the event kicks off at the Rancho Mirage Public Library (on Hwy 111) at 11:00am — there will be a Presentation, Registration (art tourists will be given a Lanyard), Maps of the Artists Homes, and a short Documentary Film by Alan Carvalho of the Artists & their Artwork will be shown. Registration is open from 10:30am – 4:30pm at the Library. The 8 Artists Homes & Studios will be open from 12:00noon – 5:00pm.

10:30am  Pre-Registration (Late Registration until 4:30pm)

11:00 -11:30am   Presentation, short documentary Film, Registration, Tour Maps

12:00pm – 5:00pm  Artists Homes & Studios will be open (each Artist will provide Refreshments)

For more information, contact the Rancho Mirage Public Library at (760) 341-7323

The entire event is Free to the Public

  • Mask by Sharon Hogan

  • Painting by Nancy J. Camm

  • Photography by Jim Riche

  • Painting by Jean Range

  • Painting by Gary Kott