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Art Out in the Open: Desert X Is Placing Site-Specific Installations by Renowned Artists Throughout the Coachella Valley

Art Out in the Open: Desert X Is Placing Site-Specific Installations by Renowned Artists Throughout the Coachella Valley

Monday, February 20, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

The Coachella Valley is home to many arts festivals—but the new Desert X is unlike any arts event ever done here before.

Desert X, short for the Desert Exhibition of Art, is a site-specific contemporary art exhibition, spread out throughout the Coachella Valley, from Feb. 25 through April 30. Artists...

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Supporting a New Generation of Artists: The La Quinta Arts Festival Celebrates Artists Who Have Benefitted From $1.23 Million in Scholarships

Supporting a New Generation of Artists: The La Quinta Arts Festival Celebrates Artists Who Have Benefitted From $1.23 Million in Scholarships

Monday, February 20, 2017  |  Brian Blueskye

Both the La Quinta Arts Foundation and its La Quinta Arts Festival are celebrating 35 years in 2017. While the festival—taking place Thursday, March 2, through Sunday, March 5, at the La Quinta Civic Center Campus—is very well-known, the mission behind the festival is not so well-known.

Part of the m...

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Eye of the Artists: Izen Miller Gallery Opens on El Paseo With a 'Multiplicity' of Works

Eye of the Artists: Izen Miller Gallery Opens on El Paseo With a 'Multiplicity' of Works

Friday, February 17, 2017  |  Nicole Borgenicht

Deanna Izen Miller is opening her brand-new gallery in Palm Desert on Saturday, Feb. 18.

She’s bringing decades of experience and art knowledge to the new Izen Miller Gallery on El Paseo. Miller has been an art dealer for 37 years; she opened her first gallery in Venice, Calif., and had a stint at Th...

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Art Honoring History: Marconi Calindas Shows His Series Honoring the Delano Grape Strike at His Eponymous Gallery

Art Honoring History: Marconi Calindas Shows His Series Honoring the Delano Grape Strike at His Eponymous Gallery

Wednesday, February 15, 2017  |  Nicole Borgenicht

Marconi Calindas shows the works of many different artists in his gallery, but for now, he’s shining the spotlight on some of his own colorful work.

Calindas is excited to share Welga ( Huelga ): A Tribute to the Great Grape Strike with the desert art scene. The works, featuring beautiful, vibrant colors t...

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Amazing 'Lessons': Loretta Swit Brings Star Power and Incredible Talent to Coyote StageWorks' Fantastic New Production

Amazing 'Lessons': Loretta Swit Brings Star Power and Incredible Talent to Coyote StageWorks' Fantastic New Production

Saturday, February 04, 2017  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

So, off you go to the theater to see Loretta Swit. The question in your subconscious, or even in the forefront of your mind, has to be: Am I going to spend the evening with Maj. Houlihan?

Hey, she played the iconic role for an incredible 11 years. You know her. You have watched her for hours of your li...

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A Play With Power: DETC's New Drama 'Expressions' Tackles the Pain of PTSD With Great Acting and a Compelling Story

A Play With Power: DETC's New Drama 'Expressions' Tackles the Pain of PTSD With Great Acting and a Compelling Story

Saturday, February 04, 2017  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Angst over the current political climate seems to be leading many people to seek escape in a variety of ways—and live theater is a popular choice. While Desert Ensemble Theatre Company’s Expressions is a well-executed play, and it may take your mind off the details of what’s going on in the White Hous...

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