In September I attended the Riverside Art Museum fundraiser ‘Art Bark in the Park’. Selected artists had been given a metal dog to paint on and they were auctioned or sponsored as a fundraiser for the museum.
The High Desert Medical Center in Joshua Tree hosts artist displays in four areas in the hospital. The shows include three artists and go up for four months.
This is the second time I’ve shown here and this time my fellow artists are Mae Fox, a stained glass artist, and Tammy Romatko, a painter. The curator, Raini Armstrong, also gets to display a piece on the group wall in the cafe.
The reception didn’t have a lot of attendees (it’s August in the desert, only the hardy are still around) but I was delighted that my friend and fellow artist Nancy Miehle came, along with her husband Bob.
Raini gave us a tour of the four parts of the installation.
In the cafe, there is a group show.
We posed for a quick photo. Mae had recently fallen ill and had not been able to attend the reception.
In the Emergency Room waiting area there are a couple spaces with Mae’s stained glass art.
The artwork will be up until Halloween. If you’re in the area and have a few minutes, please stop by.
Riverside Art Museum is holding a fundraiser called Art Bark in the Park to which I applied and was assigned a pup. I decided to paint the pup in oil – a skyscape with lawns on the bottom of each paw with dogs on, and my sonnet about dogs painted into the clouds. So far I’ve done the sky and the lawns. I will need to wait a week or so until that is dry enough to add the dogs and poems. I didn’t know until I picked up the dog that I was getting a beagle.
And it’s possible to paint on the back, so I have another canvas to dream up!
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Here’s my monthly art news for October.
I had heard that Bombay Beach is such a close-knit community, it’s one of the last places that you can let your kid run the streets in safety, but I had not realized it was becoming such an artists’ community. I guess they reach out to LA artists more than local ones…..
Here’s the full article on the Palm Springs Life website.