Art Panel for ‘ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT’ exhibition at the Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 4 pm
Contact: Hi-Desert Cultural Center
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YUCCA VALLEY, CA — The Hi-Desert Cultural Center’s Yucca Valley Arts Center (YVArts) will present a special art panel discussion featuring six of the acclaimed artists in its new exhibition, ABSOLUTELY ABSTRACT, along with Associate Curator of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Mara Gladstone, PhD. Gladstone has organized exhibitions in a wide range of media and subjects, and will lead the panel in speaking about abstraction in art. The artists participating on the panel will be W.C. Richardson from Washington, D.C., Emily Elisa Halpern from Los Angeles, and Blake Baxter, David Mackenzie, Kat Green, and Michael McCall—all from the local Greater Joshua Tree area. A coffee and teas bar will open beforehand for a social hour.
The exhibition is a survey of modernists traditions juxtaposed alongside postmodernist abstract efforts of the contemporary artist. The artists on the panel will touch upon the artists’ response to contemporary life—why artists today continue to work in the abstract, explaining their individual interpretations, new materials, new technology, and their endless pursuit of the ‘now’.
Tickets to this special panel are free for members and only $15 for non-members. The new center is located at 58325 CA-62 in Yucca Valley, CA 92284. For more information on the new Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center, visit YVArts.org or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn how to get involved or to become a member or donor.
The Yucca Valley Visual & Performing Arts Center is a program and annex of Hi-Desert Cultural Center. Additional information on the Hi-Desert Cultural Center may be found on the Cultural Center’s main website, HiDesertCulturalCenter.org or by calling 760.366.3777. The Hi-Desert Cultural Center is a GuideStar “Gold Status” non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as the arts agency for the Joshua Tree National Park region.
PHOTO CAPTION: Associate Curator of the Palm Springs Art Museum, Mara Gladstone, PhD, will be a featured panelist March 10 alongside six of the acclaimed artists in the Yucca Valley Arts Center’s new exhibition.
ABOUT HI-DESERT CULTURAL CENTER
With its multi-venue performing and visual arts centers located in Joshua Tree and Yucca Valley, California, the Hi-Desert Cultural Center (HDCC) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt corporation (Federal Tax ID# 23-7425816) that has been serving as the regional performing and visual arts organization and arts agency for the gateway communities of Joshua Tree National Park for more than 50 years. The Cultural Center owns and operates its own performance venues and facilities and produces award-winning community and professional live theater, concerts, art exhibits and galleries, festivals, the Joshua Tree Philharmonic symphony orchestra, a master chorus, an artist residency for veterans, an extensive educational arts and technology academy program for youth and adults, and more. The Cultural Center is the largest and oldest non-profit arts organization in the region with several million dollars in assets, employing over 30 full-time and part-time employees, and with an annual budget exceeding half-a-million dollars. Having achieved GuideStar Gold status and recognized as an organization of artistic excellence by the National Endowment for the Arts, it instructs over 700 adults and youth weekly and operates a significant financial aid and scholarship program so that no children are turned away from programs due to their socioeconomic situation. Learn more at: www.hidesertculturalcenter.org