Great news from the Arts District Committee!
The Desert Hot Springs arts district’s event committee voted this Monday, June 13th, to put David Ross and his production company, Ross Management & Productions in charge of the Art Zone’s inaugural event: The Vortex Art & Music Festival. The motion that was voted in unanimously was inspired largely by
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Artist Reception on Friday, June 17th
Desert Hot Springs resident and internationally known visual artist Bernard Stanley Hoyes is curating a prestigious exhibition at the Riverside Art Museum (RAM) in Riverside, CA. The show opens Friday night at 6pm with an artist’s reception.
18 African-American, Southern California Artists’ work considered influential and trendsetting throughout the last three decades of the 20th century will be on display in this full-scale museum presentation.
The AFDHS highly recommends a trip to the beautiful, historic city of Riverside, CA for this incredible exhibit.
The artists featured include are:
- Ernie Barnes
- Varnette P. Honeywood
- Bernard Stanley Hoyes
- Charles Bibbs
- Nathaniel Bustion
- Synthia Saint James
- Kathleen Atkins Wilson
- Kenneth Gatewood
- Charles Dickson
- Joseph Beckles
- Charles White
- Samella Lewis
- William Pajaud
- Richard Mayhew
- Artis Lane
- Jacob Lawrence
- Noah Purifoy,
- Barbara Wesson
- John Outterbridge
Mission Inn Exhibition
Hoyes also has an exhibition at the Riverside Mission Inn, that opened last month. Brittany DeLaney of La Quinta Arts Foundation shared her experience of visiting this historic establishment with the newly unveiled artwork.
“After enjoying some tasty tacos from the Presidential Lounge, I viewed Bernard Stanley Hoyes’ four watercolor paintings. His small works invited me to look closer at the details. I appreciated the contrast of a landscape painting amidst large walls, antique furniture and historic objects throughout the lobby space. The desert flora and color variations reminded me of some of the plein air paintings [that were] on view at the La Quinta Arts Foundation La Quinta Community Gallery exhibit ‘Desert Plein Air’, which [ran] thru June 3rd, 2016. One of the six artists work [was] plein air artist Robert Fleming, whose watercolors are surrounded by peaceful desert scenes and blooming cactus.”
— Brittany Delany, Executive Assistant/Programs Coordinator, LQAF
Curating Hometown Event for New Cultural District
In addition to the great work Mr. Hoyes is doing in Riverside, he is also finding time to use his talents for revitalizing his own community. The Desert Hot Springs’ upcoming cultural district, The Art Zone, is kicking off this Fall with a music and art event, the “Vortex Festival“, which Hoyes has graciously offered to curate on a volunteer basis.
The City of Desert Hot Springs is proud and honored to have such a distinguished and accomplished master of visual arts as a property owner of over 2 decades and a full time resident in recent years. He is a highly valued citizen and a great asset to our creative community.
We look forward to building a robust creative economy and a vibrant, equitable, healthy community with Bernard Hoyes and all the great artists and members of our community. Thanks to everyone who is contributing, getting involved or showing support online for arts and cultural in Desert Hot Springs.
Special VIP House Concert Fundraiser for Desert Hot Springs Classical Concerts Series
of the Interlochen Center for the Arts
7pm Friday, June 10th
Editorial from the AFDHS: