Americans for the Arts 2017 Annual Convention
San Francisco, CA
Americans for the Arts is a national organization with a mission to serve, advance, and lead the network of organizations and individuals who cultivate, promote, sustain, and support the arts in America. They bring together leaders from the arts, communities, and businesses, to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts. As the Executive Director of Arts Connection, I often rely on their research and join in their advocacy efforts.
Arts Connection Awarded California Arts Council “Artists Activating Communities” Grant
State funds will support sustained artistic residencies at The Garcia Center for the Arts
San Bernardino, CA– The California Arts Council announced its plans to award $16,200 dollars to Arts Connection as part of its Artists Activating Communities program.
The ribbon cutting and opening celebration of “Sanctuary,” a public arts project, dedicated to the Joshua Tree community was held on Wednesday, May 17th, from 6pm-8pm at 2601 SunFair Road in Joshua Tree, California. The project brought together veterans, active-duty military, their families and other community members to create an earth-bag structure that can be used to host meetings, celebrations, readings, meditation, lectures and more.
Mil-Tree is a non-profit organization with the mission of bringing together veterans, active-duty military, and civilians in order to help each other to address the wounds of the soul through communication and art. “Sanctuary” was sponsored by the California Arts Council’s Veterans Initiative in the Arts and many other local partners including: The Joshua Tree Music Festival, Copper Mountain College, Arts Connection and the Joshua Tree RV and Campground, which hosts the project at their site.
Aguilar Announces 2017 Congressional Art Competition Winner
Ginger Pena Named 2017 Featured Artist
Redlands, CA–May 4, 2017–Ginger Pena of Angelus Oaks is honored as the Featured Artist for the 2017 Redlands Festival of Arts, which is a juried art show awarding $6,000.00 in prizes to artists from across the United States who will exhibit their work over Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, from 10 am to 5 pm in Smiley Park.
Empire Wind Ensemble to Perform Famous Overtures in Free March 22nd Concert
San Bernardino, CA—The Empire Wind Ensemble will perform a concert of popular overtures from 7-9pm Wednesday, March 22 at the Women’s Club of San Bernardino. The performance will feature Dedicatory Overture by Clifton Williams, Jubilant Overture by Alfred Reed,
Overture in B-flat by Caesar Giovannini, Overture for Winds by Charles Carter,
Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein, and Emperata Overture by Claude T. Smith.
The concert will be conducted by Jessica Swanson, Mark Sczublewski, and James Ana. This event is free of charge and family friendly. No tickets are necessary, although donations are gladly accepted.
The Empire Wind Ensemble was formed in June 2016 to provide an opportunity for lifelong musical expression and enjoyment, to promote artistic enrichment in the Inland Empire, and preserve the rich repertoire and cultural history of the wind band. The band is comprised of a collection of talented, dedicated musicians who combine a love of music with a desire to help others work together to achieve their highest musical potential. Approximately 35 Inland Empire musicians will play in the concert.
More information about the Empire Wind Ensemble is available online at www.empirewindensemble.org.
Who: The Empire Wind Ensemble
What: Wind band concert
Where: Women's Club of San Bernardino, 503 West 31st Street, San Bernardino, 92405
When: 7pm, Wednesday, March 22, 2017
For Immediate Release
The Plein Air Artists of Riverside (PAAR), an Artist Group of the Riverside Art Museum (RAM), invites you to participate in PAAR’s 12th Annual Paint-Out, April 1 – April 9, 2017. This year’s theme is “Kimberly Crest Iconic Mansion.”
Artwork due March 31 at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery
“Spring Renewal” is the theme for the spring Art in Public Places exhibition at Twentynine Palms Visitor Center & Gallery and Chamber of Commerce, 73484 29 Palms Hwy. in downtown Twentynine Palms. The exhibition will be on display April 7 to June 30, 2017.
Desert artists are invited to submit an original piece of art for possible inclusion in the group exhibition. Artwork will be received at the visitor center gallery on In/Out day, Friday, March 31, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Artists with work in the previous show also should pick up their artwork on this day. Artists unable to make this time can request an alternate delivery time by calling (760) 367-3445 any weekday prior to March 31.
Artwork must address the spring renewal theme and can express it in painting, drawing, photography, mixed media, assemblage or other three-dimensional work. All work must be ready to hang with professional wire or mount on a pedestal, must be offered for sale, and must be suitable for viewing by the public.
An opening reception is planned for Friday, April 7, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., with live music and refreshments.
The visitor center gallery is open daily at 73484 29 Palms Hwy. at the corner of Desert Queen Avenue in downtown Twentynine Palms.
On May 14, 2017, Harrison House Music, Arts & Ecology will lead a global day of creativity and conservation in Joshua Tree and around the world, celebrating the life and legacy of composer Lou Harrison.
A new collaborative workspace in Redlands called The Orange Space features guest talks and a variety of monthly workshops. This month, workshops include Photo Fundamentals, Block Printmaking, Creative Ideation, and Calligraphy. The workshops are friendly for beginners and open to all.
At the Creative Ideation Workshop on February 19, attendees will learn methods for generating great ideas for illustration and graphic design. Illustrator Candice Broersma will demonstrate her approach for different projects she has worked on, including cover art, logo design, and character design. The workshop will also include a guided project creating a fictional logo design to apply new skills in conceptualizing. All that is needed for the workshop is paper, pencil, and your thinking cap!