Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, The Galen and Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden hosted a reception for the museum’s Palm Desert Founders, friends and LAND guests to launch a temporary installation by Zoe Crosher in collaboration with LAND’s The Manifest Destiny Billboard Project Chapter 9 installation. Zoe Crosher’s entropic floral wall – Expanded LA-LIKE: The Actual Shangri-LA’d Disappearing Wall was installed in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden and will be on view through May 1. Scott Benzel, a visual artist and composer attended and played excerpts from Desert Center (Composition I-10, Mvmt IV: Dusk), a sound composition designed to respond to the traffic patterns and harmonics of the I-10 freeway that was commissioned by the museum in relation to Zoe Crosher’s installation. Mr. Benzel later performed that week with a string quartet for the museums 1st Friday at The Galen. This event also launched The Los Angeles Nomadic Division’s (LAND) cross-country billboard art program Chapter 9 installation of Zoe Crosher’s work on 10 billboards installed along I-10 from Beaumont to Coachella. The event and art installation was sponsored by Donna MacMillan, Harold Matzner, David Austin, Deborah Page, Eventscape, and the LEF Foundation.
Photography by Pat Krause