Last week was the opening show to Outside in Here, a female trio art exhibit showcasing what life is like in the desert via Natalie Aguayo, Kristin Winters and Rose Winter’s artistic perspectives.  To read the interviews with each artist regarding their background and works on display, click their name:

Natalie Aguayo

Kristin Winters

Rose Winters

About the art show:  “OUTSIDE IN HERE is the attempt to showcase how a single surrounding penetrates and influences the human psyche. Each of the individual artists grew up and came of age within the desert setting; the external stimuli of living in an inhospitable environment shaped them as people and as artists. Rather than expressing detest for this barren world, these artists celebrate their desert origins; they celebrate the beauty of the surreal wonder and struggle caused by living in empty exhaustive heat.
Natalie, Kristin, and Rose all share this similar experience, and all perceive it differently. Whether it is by photo, painting, or drawing, OUTSIDE IN HERE captures the energy extracted from our surroundings, our love ones, and personal journeys. It is the energy you will bring into the room, when you open yourself to engage with their work.
This week we had some time to speak with each of the women and got an opportunity to find out what was inside that brought it to Outside in Here.”

Live performance by the really great punk band from Indio, Pagan Powers.  As well as the youth led, non-profit, the Coachella Valley Burrito Project.

Good art, good music, good food, good venue and great company all around… the show proved once again that the young local art community is interested and supportive of each other.  Venus Art Studio is a great venue that is allowing the young and upcoming artists of the Coachella Valley to exhibit their art and because so they are planting the seeds to a beautifully blossoming art scene & community.

Check out the photos below, all taken by Sarah Scheideman of The Coachella Valley Art Scene

Natalie Aguayo

Photographer and Video Artist, Natalie Aguayo

Kristin Winters

Artist, Kristin Winters

(not photographed, Rose Winters)

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Owner of Venus Art Studio/Venus Art Supply in Palm Desert, Debra Ann Mumm

Kylie Knight

Artist and Lead Singer to her band Pagan Power, Kylie Knight

coachella valley burrito project

Coachella Valley Burrito Project is better than a taco truck outside a party…it’s a local non-profit started up by great persona and artist, Carlos Munoz.

Natalie Aguayo

 Photography from Natalie Aguayo

Natalie Aguayo

Ms. Aguayo

Natalie Aguayo

 More 16×20 prints from Natalie Aguayo

Rose Winters

 Rose Winter’s zines

outside in here

These ladies matched Kristin Winter’s artwork so fabulously, I had to take a photo.

outside in here, photo by sarah scheideman

Eye contact in the crowd.

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Kylie Knight singing her heart out with her band Pagan Powers backing her.  *Note guy dancing in the center…so cute!

pagan powers

Kind of a bad photo, kind of a good photo, of Kylie Knight.

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A better photo of Kylie Knight performing as a part of Pagan Powers.

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Johnny 5000 is a great friend and photographer that constantly inspires me.  Here he is probably taking a better photo of the band than I am.

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Johnny 50000!

Check out his blog: fivethousandphotography.blogspot.com

chris sanchez

Chris Sanchez, future Venus Art Studios featured artist, hung out by the bathroom the whole night.  Just kidding.

pagan powers

Big thank you to everyone who came out and supported!!

Was a great night and we are looking forward to the next one!

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