BY ANGELA ROMEO

With the cooler weather comes more art related events. Time to get ready!

Palm Desert First Weekend opened in November.  The City has planned a variety of events that will happen each month. December the City will sponsor Celebrate the Season at The Gardens on El Paseo Friday, December 07, 2018. The event will include music and art.

In addition to the First Weekend Events the El Paseo Art Walk, returns the First Friday of every month, November through May. The prestigious galleries along the El Paseo have continual presented art that is on the forefront of the art world.

The 2017-2018 El Paseo Sculpture Exhibition remains on display. This innovate Art in Public Places will begin bringing new work for the 2019-2020 exhibition. The sculptures are selected from a diverse group of entries submitted to the City. The City offers free docent-guided Public Art Tours on select Saturdays of each month from September through May. For groups of three or more the Public Art Department is able to schedule a private tour.

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The 2018 Artists Council Exhibition is open at the Palm Springs Art Museum’s Jorgensen Gallery and Marks Graphics Center through December 9, 2018. All artworks are for sale, and 50% of the proceeds support Artists Council exhibitions, acquisitions, programs, and general operations.                                                   

Big Hearts for Little Hearts Desert Guild launches its inaugural Hearts of Hope campaign to benefit the children and their families of Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital with critical funds for medical care.   Artists were invited to design a 42-inch-tall fiberglass heart for the campaign. The heart sculptures will be auctioned off at one of two events: the annual Big Hearts for Little Hearts Desert Guild’s Girls, Guys & Giving fundraiser February 4, 2019 in Indian Wells and the annual Loma Linda University Children’s Hospital Foundation Gala February 21, 2019 in Riverside.

On November 27 presenting sponsor Heather James Fine Art in Palm Desert will host the signature launch event of Hearts of Hope where the hearts will be displayed.

Tysen Knight opens his latest work at the Colliding Worlds Fine Art Gallery, located at 688695 Peres Road Cathedral City The new work will be display from November 10 to December 5, 2018.

The Jorge Mendez Gallery, located at 756 North Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs opens the season on November 10 with the works of Taylor Kibby and Charles Kibby. Taylor Kibby’s ceramic work is more than artistic skill – the work reaches out and begs to be held. Charles Kibby is a sculptor, well known for his stonework.

If one finds themself in Los Angeles, The Denk Gallery located at749 E. Temple St Los Angeles, has several interesting shows opening. Opening November 17 is new works by Los Angeles-based artist Donnie Molls in Untitled. A Southern California native, Molls’ labor-intensive practice combines photo-based chemical processes with painting.

Also opening November 17 is work from artist Tim Ebner, Metal Paintings. This work is an example of an artist who stretches his skills to create exciting work. The artist’s newest work “combines the formal concision of his earlier interest in Minimalism with the material-rigor of craft to produce sculptural paintings in an expanded field.” The work is not to be missed.

Denk Gallery will also present new work from Austrian artist Kasper Kovitz. Now Los Angeles-based, multi-disciplinary artist Kasper Kovitz, will present in Educational Devices. The exhibition will include sculpture, painting, installation, and photography.

With so much more to come the 2018-2019 Art Season will not disappoint.