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.
San Bernardino, CA– Artists are integral to healthy communities, bringing people together, building community, and working toward social change. Fallen Fruit's project for San Bernardino involves working together with community members in the creation of a living artwork. Join us for one of their events as part of this county-wide series.
Fallen Fruit at the Feldheym Library 555 West 6th Street, San Bernardino
from 1-3pm, Adopt a tree or take part in Fallen Fruit Magazine, with special guest printmaker Bob Hurton, aka "Uncle Bacon."
The project’s main site will be The Garcia Center for the Arts in the City of San Bernardino, with other programming taking place at the San Bernardino County Museum, The Feldheym Library, and sites in Victorville and Crestline (which are still being determined). The project will include plantings of a variety of citrus trees at the Garcia Center, fruit tree adoption opportunities, an art exhibition, poetry and collage that will come together in a zine, hand-crafted wooden picnic tables etched with community quotes, and other public participatory projects. Other local artists, including Printmaker Bob Hurton (aka Uncle Bacon) and Inlandia’s Poet Laureate, Nikia Chaney, will work with Fallen Fruit and community participants on the creation of the Zine. Mark your calendars with the dated below and stay tuned for more information and event registration!
Applications due by May 20th 2018: Apply NOW!
Five years ago, Wells Fargo expanded its commitment to helping military service members, veterans and military families by sponsoring No Barriers Warriors through its Warriors to Summits expedition series. In 2018, the expedition will focus on the valued attributes that veterans bring to our communities and workforces, emphasizing what veterans are capable of when given a chance.
No Barriers Warriors and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) are seeking veterans with disabilities for their 2018 Warrior Strong: The Journey Continues expedition. This epic journey is designed to provide rigorous mental and physical challenges that help veterans reflect on their past, recognize where they are now, and develop a vision for their future. The 2018 Warrior Strong: The Journey Continues expedition will include a team of 12 veterans, including 4 alumni from previous No Barriers Warriors expeditions.
On Wednesday, April 4th, the Garcia Center for the Arts hosted the Poets and Writers -Inland Empire Literary Roundtable meeting. With over 25 poets, writers, and artists in attendace, including 4 from Joshua Tree and a writer all the way from Barstow, the room was an inspiring space to be for the evening.
Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art
All Too Human: Art & Music by Mark Strickland and Misha Segal
Thursday, April 19, 6pm
Performance: 6 - 7:15pm in PA-102
Meet & Greet: 7:20 - 8pm in RAFFMA
Attention Art Students, Student Show submissions begin next week! Stop by the gallery to pick up an information packet!
You're invited to the 28th Annual Living on Common Ground Multicultural Festival on Saturday, April 7, from 11:00 a.m.-6:30 p.m. on the University of Redlands Quad. This event is free and open to the public.
There will be food vendors and a children’s corner, featuring crafts from around the world, bounce houses, a rock climbing wall, and games. More information on festival performances is to come.
By Nikia Chaney
I am standing at a podium in a dark room. There is one spotlight shining down on me, blinding me from the audience. I have brought two poems to share tonight. Like the other poets who have read before me and the ones after, we introduce ourselves with only our name and affirm that this reading is for Sandra Bland. Bland, 28, was found dead in a Texas jail cell three days after being pulled over and jailed for a minor traffic violation. Authorities ruled it was suicide, prompting national outrage.
What are the necessary conditions for a sustainable arts ecosystem in Los Angeles 10 years from now? How can artists be agents for change to take the necessary actions NOW? A panel of local arts leaders from across the sector will provide provocations, stimulating participant-led conversations on urgent topics facing Angelenos today (and tomorrow), and resources will be shared to stimulate action.
This event is made possible by a grant from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles.
DATE: Saturday, April 28, 2018
TIME: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
LOCATION: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (Garden Level), 244 S. San Pedro St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
COST: $10 (includes lunch by Todo Verde)
“The Bloomin’ Desert: Kaleidoscope of Color” is the theme for the next Art in Public Places exhibition from April 7 through June 29, 2018 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center Art Gallery and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy. in downtown Twentynine Palms.
Artists are reminded that artwork will be received at the visitor center gallery on In/Out day, Friday, March 30, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Artists unable to make this time can request an alternate delivery time by calling (760) 367-3445 any weekday prior to March 30.