Greater Palm Springs Pride Unveils 2015 Marketing Campaign

Greater Palm Springs Pride recently unveiled artwork [pictured at right] created by renowned, mid-century modern artist, Nat Reed as the cornerstone of the 2015 marketing campaign for Palm Spring Pride Festival and Parade scheduled to take place November 6-8, 2015 in downtown Palm Springs.

“We wanted to take our marketing to an all new level,” stated Ron deHarte, President, Greater Palm Springs Pride. “There are six major Southern California Pride Festivals and we wanted a brand and a compelling image that was iconic, very Palm Springs-centric and that would really stand out,” said deHarte.

“We loved what Nat came up with,” said […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with artist Travis Hiner, also known as Suboken

The Suboken Project: The many faces of Travis Hiner

Travis Hiner, also known as Suboken, was born in Longview, Washington, and moved to Southern California as a child. A 1990 graduate of Palm Springs High School, he then moved to San Francisco to obtain a film arts degree from the Academy of Art University. He now lives and creates in Greater Palm Springs. His solo exhibit, “The Suboken Project: Presenting…” will be on exhibit at the Palm Desert Community Art Gallery from Nov. 21 – Jan. 31, featuring two of Hiner’s conceptual collections: “The Cartographer’s Dilemma” and “In A Place: Series […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Artist Lon Michels

Lon Michels (standing) with partner Todd Olson and Maltese, Bazzy

The son of a fifth-generation stone mason, Lon Michels learned perspective from his father’s work. Michels grew up in the small Midwestern town of Marquette, Wisconsin and followed his mother’s artistic lead early on. “I remember that she would throw flowers in a pattern across the floor and then make paintings of them.” After college, he moved to New York City as a working artist. Lon received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was nominated for a Joan Mitchell grant in 2007. Along with his partner and fellow artist, […]

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PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Palm Springs Art Museum's 2013 Artist-in-Residence, Cristopher Cichocki

Artist Cristopher Cichocki

PalmSprings.com Spotlight: An Interview with Palm Springs Art Museum’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence, Cristopher Cichocki

Cristopher Cichocki lives and works in the desert of Southern California’s Coachella Valley. He creates multi-sensory artworks of intersecting media: painting, photography, sculpture, video, sound and installation. Cichocki’s “Desert Abyss” landscapes, topographies, and micro-worlds manifest as mutations of nature and industry. These post-earthwork gestures are often defined by his palette of acidic neon colors which accent environmental transformation and decay. The scope of Cichocki’s practice amplifies the world around us while illuminating the ephemeral, continually shifting state of our existence. The concept of water in […]

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