Monday, February 7, 2011

So Much Art, So Little Time

Another busy weekend in the art mecca that is the hi-desert! Saturday night was the Joshua Tree Gallery Crawl, with five galleries open and crowds of people out. The above photo was taken on our way--the sunset was spectacular. I kept my camera in my pocket during the crawl and just enjoyed the social whirlwind, with dinner at Sam's Indian Food afterwards. (For pizza lovers, there is a great new pizza place next to the True World Gallery that sells by the slice.)

Super Bowl Sunday saw an opening at the Glass Outhouse Gallery in Wonder Valley that featured Robyn Goudy and friends. Above is one of Robyn's large paintings, done on a door. To the right is much-loved gallery owner Laurel Seidel, who describes the space as her dream come true.

I am captivated by Cathy Allen's works that incorporate found desert styrofoam and tiny wire people. Right: more found object art by Cathy's husband, Luther Broome.

The Glass Outhouse show runs through February, and the gallery is open Tues-Sun from 1-5 pm. To get there, head east on Hwy. 62 from 29 Palms for 5 miles and then turn right on Thunder Road. Be sure to check out the bona fide glass outhouse! (You can see out, but others can't see in.)