In support of the 10th Anniversary of Modernism Week in Palm Springs, Colin Fisher Studios in Cathedral City, CA again pays tribute to this much loved and respected era in design by showcasing the artwork of two highly regarded and respected upper-desert artists; abstract expressionist painter Tina Bluefield (b. 1945) and 88 year old sculptor Simi Dabah (b. 1927).
A bevy of art patrons, collectors and friends were treated to a preview event on Friday, February 6, 2015. Guests were not only invited to an early viewing of the works, but to a virtual transformation of the gallery space into what can only be described as a Hollywood set, complete with a scenic desert installation – sand and all. One thousand pounds of sand to be exact! This setting alone is not to be missed.
Found viewing the art and occasionally tip-toeing through the sand were; Dr. James Shaner, Bill and Carol Kaplan, Jonathan and Sally Kovler, Gordy and Myrna Bartelstein, Bill and Vicky Hood, Georgia and Jerry Fogelson, Patty Newman, Muriel and Vic Hebert, George and Nancy Croon, Rod Youngson and Bill Ruegge, Johnathan Lorenzo, Charlene Williamson, artists TAIRA and Christopher Shoemaker along with Carole Hicks and her husband Jim Hicks. Cathedral City Arts Council Chairman Jim Cox and his partner Tom Aubrey, Marcy Gregory, Nancy Lindsay and Grant Linsky, Desert Outlook Magazine editor Will Dean, Peter and Biba Roesch, Wayne and Isabell Kennedy, Rick Hutcheson and Rob Kinkaid and Jeff Miller and Dr. Greg Rosenblum, sisters Sami Freedman and Marilyn Wallace, designer Marsha Young, Lynda Bernstein and Dr. Allan Metzger. Artist Robert Diesso and Bob Mueller and Carol and Ray Holohan were amongst the many attendees who were treated to what was described by one guest as, “Clearly one of the best choreographed and designed art exhibitions ever.”
Photos courtesy Colin Fisher Studios