The Soul of the Desert: A Survey of High Desert Artists at the 29 Palms Art Gallery through April 26
TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (April 4, 2019) – Artist Alexander de Cadenet has curated a multi-media exhibition of inspiring works by artists living and working in the high desert in “The Soul of the Desert” at the 29 Palms Art Gallery now through April 26, 2019. Participating artists include de Cadenet, David Greene, Jennifer Palmer-Lacy, James O’Keefe, Suzanne Ross, Elizabeth Folk, Sheilah Bailey, Tal Khaner, Caron Rand and Ed Keesling. Also showing at the gallery is the exhibit “When Life Gives You Lemons,” by Catherine Barksdale and artwork by 29 Palms Artists’ Guild members.
Join the artists for wine and refreshments at an opening reception, April 6 from 5-7 p.m. The gallery is free and open to the public Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. De Cadenet will lead a Soul of the Desert meditation session and discussion among the artworks at the gallery, Sunday, April 7 from 4-7 p.m. The cost is $10 or $5 for gallery members.
The works in the Soul of the Desert exhibition display both originality and a sense of sacredness. “They are inspired by desert life or philosophical thoughts and feelings inspired in some way by desert life,” says de Cadenet. “They include the human experience of monumental landscape ranges, sacredness of the animals and vegetation, abandoned homesteads, car wrecks left in the desert, or thoughts about mortality that can emerge with a relationship to the desert.”
The 29 Palms Art Gallery is located at 74055 Cottonwood Drive, on the corner of National Park Drive, Twentynine Palms, CA, 92277. For details, visit www.29palmsartgallery.com or call 760-367-7819, Thursday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The 29 Palms Art Gallery is the oldest arts organization in the Morongo Basin and was founded by a group of desert artists and famed painter John Hilton in 1951. It is located in a historic adobe built in 1936 near the Oasis of Mara as a home for western author Tom Hopkins. Since 1963, Artists' Guild members have operated the non-profit organization, gallery and gift shop in the adobe near Joshua Tree National Park. The gallery also hosts seasonal events such as its annual art auction, holiday art & craft fair, community events and art classes for all ages. To learn more, visit www.29palmsartgallery.com