By Rebecca Pikus
This Saturday night, Sept. 17, promises to be a series of spectacular events in the Perez Rd. Art District in Cathedral City. Five Art Galleries will be holding special events, and Frankie’s Italian Bakery & Restaurant will also have their doors open!
Sculptor Robert Reeves hails from Arkansas, and began his artistic career as an Architect.
“I have always been an artist — since my earliest days in rural Arkansas — creating and leaving a legacy of my work in different locations throughout the country. Through formal training and self-initiated searching, I’ve experimented with a wide variety of media including wood, metal, stone, pastels, acrylic and oil painting. My work is strongly influenced by my education at Washington University in St. Louis where I received a Master of Architecture degree in 1967.”
For 20 years Reeves pursued a career as a city planner in St. Louis and San Francisco. In both cities, he played a key role in formulating strategies for economic, social and physical development policies. He also had the opportunity to play a major role in the planning for major urban experiences in both cities. In St. Louis, as executive director and president of a nonprofit corporation called NewTown/Saint Louis Inc, he directed the preparation of concept plans for a cultural center called City In San Francisco.
“In St. Louis, my desire to build was fulfilled by renovating apartment buildings. In San Francisco, it was designing and building my own home.”
Today, living & working in his home/studio in Cathedral City, Reeves primary medium is laminated wood sculptures. He creates fine art sculptures as well as functional works of art.
Rebecca Fine Art Gallery, 68895 Perez Rd, #7, Cathedral City, Ca – (760) 534-5888 – fineartvortex.com – Open 11am-4PM for “Visually Speaking: Color & Light” & Special hours from 7-9PM on Sat. 9/17 Artists Reception for Robert Reeves – Open Bar, Music, Great Art
Trenz Gallery will be featuring artist Louise Murdoch from Dallas, Texas, who will be present on Sat. night. Louise is a talented experienced artist who works in clay. She has several pieces on display at Trenz Gallery. Trenz Gallery has an exciting mix of original art: paintings, sculptures, mixed media, ceramics & glass art. They also feature paintings and sculptures by gallery co-owner, Roger Leighton as well as representing over 25 other artists.
Trenz Gallery, 68845 Perez Rd, #15, Cathedral City, Ca (760) 202-8769 – Open 7-9PM Sat. 9/17
Simeon Den Gallery/Fine & Temple Arts–opening event includes live music, dance, Spoken Word, Soundwork by MLN17, opera, DJ. SoundVibration meditations …. Exhibit of Bruce Kimerer’s Zen-inspired Palm Springs paintings, Queer Culture photographers Rob LeBow and Peter Palladino, conceptual photographer Gary Borgstedt, Brooklyn, NY painter, Siobhan McBride, and rising LA writer/photographer Kym Ghee.
Simeon Den Gallery/Fine & Temple Arts, 68895 Perez Rd, #27, Cathedral City, Ca (310) 801-6538 – Official Opening Sat. 9/17 from Sunset to Midnight
The Desert House has more than 30 years of design experience and is well known to the design community for offering one-of-a-kind spectacular pieces to compliment any home décor style, from furniture to unique antiques to accessories. The gallery portion of The Desert House is currently featuring the works of artist Derek Aguilera. A native born Californian, he started his artistic career at a young age and his work has expanded in both technique and scale since then. His paintings are large; starting at 48” x 60” progressing to 96” x 120”. Using both oils and acrylics, they are contemporary in design and often use mixed media to add textural elements to the painting. Aguilera’s art enhance homes here in the desert as well as in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.
The Desert House, 68-895 Perez Road, #4, Cathedral City, CA 92234 (760)832-6745 Open Sat. 9/17, 7-9PM
Colliding Worlds Fine Art Gallery features the works of photographer Terry Hastings and sculptor Christopher James. Owner Angela Valente Romeo also produces Colliding Worlds Radio & Colliding Worlds TV. The gallery features esoteric, controversial, & cutting edge art & mixed media.
Colliding Worlds Fine Art Gallery, 68895 Perez Rd, #13, Cathedral City, Ca (510) 334-6996, Open Sat. 9/17 7-9PM