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November 16 and 17, 2018 - Mil-Tree Presents:Painting Workshop with Acclaimed Artist, Jo Bertini.
Jo Bertini is an award winning, established Australian artist for whom the
desert has become an essential subject, whose paintings resonate from the
personal to a wider manifesto. She is a painter, art educator, lecturer and
writer. She is known internationally for her paintings and drawings of desert
landscapes, people and animals. Her work has been acquired by private and
public collections both nationally and internationally and is on display in
many public art galleries, museums and institutions. https://jobertini.com

Join artist Rick Caughman for a talk on branding and marketing in the arts.

Rick Caughman, originally from upstate New York, lives and works in Ontario, California. He graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena with a degree in advertising illustration, which trained him to work in the communication arts. He began his teaching career at Chaffey College, the La Sierra campus of Loma Linda University, and the University of California at Riverside on a wide range of fine and commercial art topics. With his experience in fine and commercial arts he sees an importance in promoting “marketable thinking” for artists.

Poetry Out Loud is a national arts education program that encourages the study of great poetry by offering educational materials and a dynamic recitation competition to high schools across the country. 

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ARTS RESOURCING: GATHERING AND CULTIVATING OUR COMMUNITIES:

Are you a visual, performing or literary artist, arts organizer, arts administrator, or community or civic leader in San Bernardino County? Join us in Joshua Tree, CA for an inspiring day highlighting how artists, municipalities, and organizations from across the county have integrated arts and culture initiatives into a sustainable, community-based approach. This conference will provide an opportunity to network and share your own work and contribute to this evolving county-wide arts dialogue. Afternoon sessions include professional practice workshops and discussions on important topics in the expanding fields of art and creative practices.

“San Bernardino is a beautiful city.” This simple statement, a conviction, comes easily to mind for Michael because he was raised here. Understandably, this concept may be hard to imagine or confirm by way of mainstream media. The city’s name alone evokes a negative image for most who have no first-hand knowledge of San Bernardino. This narrow focus does not come close to describing the city nor the community.
 

 

With a rich and diverse history, San Bernardino has the potential to regain its vibrancy and strength. What began as a personal response to tragedy has evolved into showcasing the city’s landscape in a positive light. The images in this exhibition, and forthcoming book, portray the artist’s view of San Bernardino - confirming that beauty exists here, if you slow down and look for it.

 

Text by Michael Hardison.

 

Stop by the Garcia Center for the Arts at 536 W 11th St San Bernardino, CA to view this great new collection of photographs on display until October 31, 2018.  Opening reception is this weekend, August 17th at 6pm in the auditorium.

 

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MEDIA RELEASE – JULY 2, 2018

Fifty-eight artists have been selected to display their artwork in the juried exhibition for the sixth annual Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition in September in Twentynine Palms, CA. 

Exhibit opens July 15th and runs through July 25th, open Tuesday through Thursday and Saturday, 9 AM to noon or by appointment. This event will take place at the Garcia Center for the Arts located at 536 West 11th Street, San Bernardino, CA 9241o
San Bernardino is still healing from the 2015 Dec. 2 terror attack and the 2017 North Park Elementary School shooting. Domestic abuse and police brutality are also unfortunately still prevalent. The Voices Against Violence workshop series focused on the impact of violence through reflection, conversation, and self-empowerment, highlighting the personal experience of individuals affected by violence. Read poems and view art by workshop participants. Open mic and interactive exhibit! 

From left, Dawn Davis, Ann Van Haney and Miri Hunter. Miri's band, Hunter and The Wick'd played, and the group talked to folks about FRINGE.

The Founder s of Hi-Desert FRINGE were out in the community at the 29Palms Farmers Market last weekend, talking about the inaugural event this August!  Have your heard about this great new community event?  Artist Applications will be accepted until June 20, 2018 - all info is online at: hidesertfringe.org

   

 

 

On December 2, 2015, a terrorist attack in the City of San Bernardino left 14 dead, 23 injured (including two law enforcement first responders), and innumerable others traumatized. The attack was a direct assault on County of San Bernardino (County) employees in the Department of Public Health’s Environmental Health Services Division. Local, state and federal public safety partners responded to the incident, killing the suspects within hours of the initial attack; two members of law enforcement were wounded in the shootout.

The County wishes to honor the victims of this senseless act of violence with a memorial. The December 2nd Memorial Committee composed of survivors, family of victims, County officials, and first responders is leading the effort to build a memorial. The County has retained Community Arts, Inc., a San Francisco- based arts organization, to assist the Committee by issuing an Invitational Call for Submittals to interested artists, designers, architects and creative teams.

JOSHUA TREE, CA, April 20, 2018: 

 

The inaugural Hi-DeF Hi-Desert Fringe experience is set for August 24-26, 2018.

 

Founders Dawn Davis, Miri Hunter and Ann Van Haney are hi-desert residents and performers active in the local theatre and arts scenes. They created Hi-DeF to provide a forum showcasing world-class innovative, boundary-pushing theatre and performance art in the Morongo Basin. The event will feature new works and world premieres from local, national and international artists as well as classes and panel discussions for artists and audiences.

ARTS CONNECTION

The Garcia Center for the Arts
536 W. 11th Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Tel: 909.381.1900
info@artsconnectionnetwork.org

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CSUSB
5500 University Parkway
Visual Arts Building, Rm. 308
San Bernardino, CA 92407

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