Art Foundation of Desert Hot Springs

UNITING OUR CREATIVE COMMUNITY, IGNITING OUR CREATIVE ECONOMY


Scholarships | Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Convention


Source: Scholarships | Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Convention


All-Valley Arts Commissioners Meeting


Flyer: All-Valley Arts Commissioners Meeting (PDF)

May 5, 2016

Hosted by

Cathedral City Public Arts Commission


Cathedral City Library
33520 Date Palm Drive
Cathedral City, CA 92234

RSVP: Tim Parrott   timparrott.pac@gmail.com    760-656-8520

Schedule:

  • 4:30 Early Arrival — Simi Dabah Big X Sculpture Dedication with Assemblymember Eduardo Garcia and other VIPs TBA
  • 4:45 Public Meet and Greet (wear your name badges!)
  • 5:15 Presentations by Jan Maguire & Christi Salamone
  • 6:15 Panel Discussion: Each City’s Public Art Update

 


Public Arts & Tourism

and the new

California Desert Arts Council

with

Christi Salamone, President and CEO, La Quinta Arts Foundation

Christi Salamone, President and CEO, La Quinta Arts Foundation

Jan McGuire, Film, Arts and Entertainment Manager Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau

Jan McGuire, Film, Arts and Entertainment Manager Greater Palm Springs Convention & Visitors Bureau


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Cathedral City Where Art Lives

 


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New Arts District Committee’s First Meeting on Monday


A new committee has been created by Mayor, Scott Matas by City Council members Yvonne Parks and Joe McKee, to explore the possibilities of developing a cultural district in Desert Hot Springs.

Their fist meeting is on Monday, March 21st at 6pm at the Carl May Community Center on West and Pierson (City Council Chambers). Facebook event is here.

For more information about getting involved, see this post.

We at the AFDHS are excited about this new development and we are encouraging the whole community to come down and get involved.

Although direct involvement in creating an arts district is not part of our mission currently, we have formed a cultural partnership with a new group called Desert Arts Districts (DAD). They are an informal, unincorporated group that is seeking out veteran arts professionals with experience in arts districts to join their online community and act as mentors, content contributors, and centers of influence to guide those who are just getting started in the field.

They have announced their intent to provide tools and resources to the new committee in Desert Hot Springs, starting with a community forum on their site designated for DHS Arts District topics.

DAD (Desert Arts Districts) can be found at www.DesertArtsDistricts.org or on Facebook or Twitter.

We hope we will see you at the meeting on Monday or online in the forum, voicing your opinions and helping the City create a successful cultural district plan that serves the needs of our community.

 


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At the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair


It’s the las day of the fair and I am very excited about the last two events on the schedule.

After attending Christopher Cichocki’s Circular Dimensions audio visual performance at the Annenberg Theatre on Friday night, I can’t wait to hear him talk with Steven Biller about hrs work with the locally based Epicenter Projects. They will be screening the KCET Artbound episode about Christopher and Epicenter

https://youtu.be/QBTKachmYy0

Today is the last day of the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair – the Desert’s only modern and contemporary art fair presented by 60 galleries.

Join us for artist talks and panel discussions – all included with admission! Highlights include Lessons Learned in Curating and Collecting panel discussion moderated by Peter Frank, writer and critic, with Arpad Kovacs (Curator of Photography, Getty Museum); John Arena (Bank of America’s Global Wealth Management Subject Matter Expert for Fine Art); and LA and NY-based collector Susan Goodman.

Complete schedule follows.

12pm | Skidmore Contemporary, booth 315
Richard Baker: From the Wharton School of Business and Network Television to Becoming an Artist
What makes an artist an artist? Is talent innate or learned? How does and artist develop their “voice”? As a business student with no art background, Richard Bakertook an oil painting class on a lark years ago and discovered he had a talent for manipulating light and color. Many years of producing such TV shows as “Live from Lincoln Center” and “The Drew Carey Show” helped hone his eye for composition as well as learn what audiences respond to. Baker’s experience as an art collector also impacts his subject matter and style. Baker will tell this transformative story while he shows some of his recent paintings.


Richard Baker, image courtesy of Skidmore Contemporary

1 pm | Theater
Lessons Learned in Curating and Collecting
Moderated by Peter Frank, writer and critic, with Arpad Kovacs (Curator of Photography, Getty Museum), John Arena, Bank of America’s Global Wealth Management Subject Matter Expert for Fine Art, and LA and NY-based collectorSusan Goodman.

3 pm | Theater
Desert In-Site: Cristopher Cichocki in Conversation with Steven Biller
Artist Cristopher Cichocki’s latest desert-inspired artwork will be on view in a special presentation at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair. Join the artist for a screening of his PBS – KCET Artbound documentary followed by a Q&A discussion with editor-at-large Steven Biller regarding Cichocki’s inspiration and process.


Cristopher Cichocki, Desert Abyss installation at Palm Springs Art Museum 

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