By Angela Romeo

The art world never sits still. The upcoming weeks are no exception to the valley.

CREATE Center for the Arts has a new home.  CREATE is now located73733 Fred Waring Drive #106, in Palm Desert. Its first show in the new location is an exhibition of the works of Meridy Volz. – FULL SPECTRUM. Opening reception is February 3 at 5 pm.

Heath Gallery will hold an artist reception of Welsh Artist Martyn Jones. Recent exhibitions have included Ffin-y-Parc Gallery, Wales, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, ARAGÓN 232 Barcelona, and Art Fair Cologne. Jones describes his work as “…natural shape and form taken from the world at large. My paintings have been described as capturing a natural ambiguity, but that ambiguity should not be construed as being manufactured in any way. Within each image an open invitation is challengingly presented to the percipient. It is difficult to determine when a painting is finished, but usually I instinctively know when that moment has arrived. I can say more often than not, my paintings finish themselves.”

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Heath Gallery will present a collection of original paintings highlighted by an artist reception on February 17 from 5 – 8 pm. The Gallery is located at 222East Amado Road, Palm Springs.

Los Angeles Durden And Ray will open their second Book Club inspired exhibition. Opening February 3, and curated by Steven Wolkoff, the works presented are inspired by Renata Adler’s groundbreaking novel Speedboat.

Adler’s book was first published in 1976. It won the 1976 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the annual award to recognize a distinguished achievement in debut fiction.

This exhibition entitled Book Club: Speedboat will present works from, among others, toy designer Dave Bondi, choreographer Ania Catherine, mixologist Robin Jackson and composer Michael Webster, composer. Opening reception will be from 4-7 at Durden and Ray, 1923 S. Santa Fe Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90021.

Colliding Worlds Fine Art Gallery will present work from assemblage artist Carole Hatcher, painters Ulrike, and Diane Morgan, photographer Terry Hastings and multi-media artist Randy Cleary.  Randy’s work features fully articulated mobiles constructed from cast off metal pieces.

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These works will be highlighted during the upcoming 2nd Saturday Artwalk. Conversations with the Feminine, an installation by artist Robin Przybysz remains on display in the main room. The gallery is located at 68895 Perez Road, Palm Springs.

Art Palm Springs 2018 returns to the convention center February 15 – 19th. This year the fair expands to a fourth day and continues to bring galleries from around the world. The Art Palm Springs will be honoring   the late pioneering California artist Ed Moses and experimental artist Andy Moses. Andy is the son of Ed Moses and continues the dynasty of groundbreaking artworks.

In the ever-changing art world, the Coachella Valley art scene keeps pace.