The Noah Purifoy Foundation (NPF) is pleased to announce that the Noah Purifoy Outdoor Desert Art Museum of Assemblage Sculpture created by California artist Noah Purifoy in Joshua Tree, CA has been selected by The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) for national listing. The Noah Purifoy Foundation (NPF) established in 1999 is an all-volunteer, private, non-profit foundation dedicated to the creative life and art practice of artist Noah Purifoy (1917-2004).

The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF), a Washington, DC-based national organization, provides people with the ability to see, understand and value landscape architecture and its practitioners, in the way many people have learned to do with buildings and their designers. Through its Web site, lectures, outreach and publishing, TCLF broadens the support and understanding for cultural landscapes nationwide to help safeguard our priceless heritage for future generations. Each year, TCLF, through its selection and research process, chooses landscapes and sites to list called Landslide

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October 25, 9:00 a.m. - Noon: Family Fun Day.

Lecture: “Ghost Dinosaurs” with Eric Scott at 2:00 p.m.

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“Dinosaur Discovery Day” is Saturday, October 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This major event includes cart talks, dinosaur story time, dinosaur mask-making, face painting, dinosaur story time, cockroach races, and a big variety of games and crafts.

Science won’t be ignored on Dinosaur Discovery Day either: three guest scientists who are experts on current dinosaur research will speak throughout the day.

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Chaffey College’s Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art has a semester of creative installations in the works. The first of two concurrent events is entitled Home ECOnomics. This is an exhibition that promises to “bring together artists who embrace the origins of what Home Ec was - a progressive interdisciplinary study with an emphasis on science as it applied to the individual, family and community,” as described by the exhibition’s press release.

Unbeknownst to me, the origins of home economics have much less to do with simply baking and much more to do with ecology, anthropology and sociology. It all makes sense really; the roots of the focus all relate to home stewardship, tending to the home; being an engineer, a seamstress, a biologist; and simply being a student of many studies and trades. The execution of this topic promises to be a lively one, with great regards to the curator of the event.

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Art is a funny thing, really. It can be created for sheer aestheticism, a means of provocative expression, maybe a non-verbal way to highlight a point. All of these uses encompass the latest exhibition taking place at the Museum of History and Art, Ontario.

Ignite!, a group show featuring the works of California based artists, revolves around the conversation of environmentalism and sustainability. Spanning the nearly 164,000 square miles of California’s soil, thirteen artists were hand-picked to represent and offer their insight on the relationship between nature and man.

Utilizing a multidisciplinary approach, the exhibit offers a striking look at sustainability utilizing photography, drawing, painting and an intriguing video installation from Kim Abeles. The eyes and automobiles depicted in the photos of Abeles work are in full motion—a non-stop display of blinking beside excerpts of LA traffic. The concept of pollution is emphasized in a truly unique way.

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Two years shy of a 40 year run, The Historical Glass Museum, located in Redlands—a city of great historic value and equally charming architecture—is gaining some light.

The Victorian era construction and the layer of forest green paint, the deep mahogany tones of the museum walls—all things to swoon over when entering the space. For 29 years, Redlands has offered a physical location to house some of the rarest relics in glassmaking history. Founded in 1976 by Dixie Huckabee, it took nine years of fundraising and ingenuity to bring the museum and it’s collection to a permanent location for the public to enjoy.

Lovers of elegant crystals and the rich history that accompany them should have no shortage of appreciation for the collection. Valued donors and glass savvy board members have helped build a varied and thorough assemblage, a potpourri of glass if you will. The colors and cut change with each passing decade, but the quality and attentive touch is as consistent as they come. 

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