The Painted Desert: A Century of Land and Light
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The Painted Desert: A Century of Land and Light

April 3 @ 11:00 am4:00 pm

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Andy Dickson, “Bright Morning"

The Marks Art Center at College of the Desert presents The Painted Desert, a month-long exhibition (March 5 through April 5) that celebrates more than 100 years of Southern California desert landscape painting. The show, curated by Steven Biller, features work of historic and contemporary artists committed to depicting the landscapes of the Coachella Valley, Salton Sea, and Mojave Desert. Among the historic works are paintings by Franz Bischoff, Conrad Buff, Clyde Forsythe, Paul Grimm, Sam Hyde Harris, John Hilton, Fernand Lungren, Carl Sammons, Frederick Grayson Sayre, James Swinnerton, and Harry Wagoner. The contemporary galleries feature new paintings by Robert Arnett, Andy Dickson, Whitney Gardner, Mark Kerckhoff, Elaine Mathews, Eric Merrell, and Steven Wybenga. Exhibition hours: Tuesday–Friday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Opening reception: March 7, 4 to 7 p.m.


April 3
11:00 am–4:00 pm
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Walter N. Marks Center for the Arts at College of the Desert
43500 Monterey Ave.
Palm Desert, CA 92260 United States
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College of the Desert
(760) 636-7957