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SAND TO STONE | Monday, March 21, 2016

29 Palms Art Gallery and Joshua Tree National Park Announce
Sand To Stone: Contemporary Native American Art in Joshua Tree
TWENTYNINE PALMS — 29 PALMS, CA (March 21, 2016) – 29 Palms Art Gallery and Joshua Tree National Park present the highly anticipated project Sand to Stone: Contemporary Native American Art in Joshua Tree. This multidisciplinary art project highlights contemporary Native American artists from the tribes (Cahuilla, Chemehuevi, Mojave and Serrano) with significant cultural ties to Joshua Tree National Park. The goal of this community collaboration is to increase awareness about Native American art and culture, encourage Native American artists, individuals and local communities to interact with park land, and foster cross‐cultural relationships. Over the next few months, students, visitors, artists, and tribal members are invited to participate in Bird Singing & Dancing events, an exhibition at the 29 Palms Art Gallery featuring Cara Romero, Lewis deSoto, and Gerald Clarke Jr., and a site-specific installation by Lewis deSoto at Joshua Tree National Park’s Oasis Visitor Center.

Project Director and Curator, Rhonda Lane Coleman states, “This project, for the first time in our region’s history, acknowledges contemporary Native American Art and challenges us to reconsider long-held assumptions. While many Native American artists continue to work in traditional art forms (basketry, beading and pottery), others are working outside this context in a variety of media – photography, film, and installation. The artists chosen for this exhibition draw from their indigenous roots and challenge preconceived notions about what contemporary Native American art is and offer new models of cultural identification.” ...full story

THE DESERT TRAIL | Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Surreal Artists Share Space at 29 Palms Art Gallery
TWENTYNINE PALMS — Joshua Tree Painter James O’Keefe and Wonder Valley fiber artist Suzanne Ross are sharing space in the latest exhibition at the 29 Palms Art Gallery, 74055 Cottonwood Drive. The new exhibition, along with the work of 29 Palms Artist Guild members, was celebrated at an opening reception at the gallery on Sunday, Feb. 7. O’Keefe, making use of the center room at the gallery, had 11 pieces on display, a show he called “Deserts and Lakes.” ...full story