An Art Exhibition presented by the UCR Palm Desert


Eight Artists on the San Andreas Fault

November 3rd, 2011

5:30pm – 7:30pm

(if you can’t make it tonight, it will be on display until January 21st, 2012)

About the Exhibition:

The University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert campus will open its cultural offerings season in the desert with the exhibition “CATALYSTS: Eight Artist on the San Andreas.” The show, curated by local artists Karen and Tony Barone and Kimberly Nichols, will present a look at eight regional artists doing work that explores tension through technical, environmental, material, humorous, or conceptual ways.
The opening reception with the artists will take place on Thursday, November 3, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the UCR Palm Desert Campus. The public is invited to attend. Jennifer’s Kitchen will provide refreshments. The exhibition will be on display until January 21, 2012.

The Featured Artists:

Multimedia artists Karen and Tony Barone
Painter Kim Chasen

Multimedia artist Cristopher Cichocki
Sculptor Christopher Georgesco
Sculptor John Neumann
Conceptual artist Kimberly Nichols
Painter and multimedia artist Richard Twedt
Assemblage artist Wiliam Schinsky

About the Space:

Jonathan Green, Executive Director, UCR ARTSblock, states, “UC Riverside’s Palm Desert plays an active role in bringing adventurous art and culture to the Coachella Valley.  Over the past few years UCR ARTSblock, located near the main campus in Riverside, has shared with UCR Palm Desert some of its most interesting presentations. We look forward to this continuing relationship in building an art-rich environment that challenges inquiry, initiative, and imagination.”
The University of California has been active in the Coachella Valley for nearly 100 years, initially supporting the agriculture industry and more recently impacting modern growth issues through research in areas such as transportation, air quality, and energy and water conservation. UCR Palm Desert, established in 2005, provides graduate education to the Coachella Valley through its innovative Executive MFA and EMBA degrees.

UCR Palm Desert campus photo by Randy Heinitz

The UCR Palm Desert Campus is located at 75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive (at Cook Street).
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