it’s a bird… it’s a plane… no… it’s a golden condom!!

Actually, it’s an art show going on this Saturday at one of our favorite galleries in all of the Coachella Valley… SCRAP Gallery. Does the name sound familiar? It should. This was the super cool gallery that we held our first ever, Something From Nothing party at. Yeah, that huge warehouse…
Hope to see you there!

THE GILDED AGE : A TALE OF TODAY
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Exhibition and Artists’ Reception
6-8 p.m.
S.C.R.A.P. Gallery
46350 Arabia Street
Indio, CA.
Electronic Beats Provided by DJ JF Discord
(Located on the Riverside County Fairgrounds-Parking available in the Riverside County Courthouse Parking Lot)

Featuring Artists:

Cuauhtemoc Aldrete Lee Balan Steven Belli Robert Brasier
Buddy. Ryan Campbell Carachelle Carter Shahram Farshadfar
Jeffrey Fowler Scott Frederick Dan Irvine Victor Koast Jimenez
Alisa King Kimberly Nichols Karen Riley Adam Rodriguez
William Schinsky Troy Whitney

CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS RESPOND TO PRODUCTION, CONSUMPTION, DECADENCE AND GREED
The Gilded Age denotes the extravagant displays of wealth and excess by America’s upper-class following the Civil War. The Gilded Age also marks the creation of a modern industrial economy; population growth of an ethnically diverse industrial working class; a population collapse of native peoples due to expansion in the United States; and the loss of many civil rights garnered during the Reconstruction Period.

It produced super-rich financiers and industrialists including John D. Rockefeller, Andrew W. Mellon, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie and J.P. Morgan. By their critics, they were called “robber barons”. At the end of The Gilded Age came the Panic of 1893 and an economic depression that lasted until 1897. At that time came a major political realignment with the election of 1896. This election marked the beginning of The Progressive Era.

This exhibition marks the first in a series of art exhibitions that will be presented to the public in line with S.C.R.A.P.’s overall mission of educating the public about the concepts of conscious consumption and recycling.

S.C.R.A.P. Gallery (the Art Museum for the Environment) is an innovative program that addresses

two of today’s most urgent issues – the environment and the education of youth in conservation and reuse through hands-on exploration with discarded materials in the massive creative space located on the Riverside County Fairgrounds at 46-350 Arabia Street in Indio. For more information on S.C.R.A.P. Gallery or The Gilded Age exhibition, contact Executive Director Karen Riley at 760-863-7777 or via email atinfo@scrapgallery.org.


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