Looking to be apart of something magical that doesn’t involve a bar and loud music?  How about an art gallery then?  Escape from the heat and get lost in the world of creation….and, okay, let’s be honest, Air Conditioning.

This Friday, Saturday and Sunday has a little something for everyone.  Scroll down below for more info.

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FRIDAY NIGHT:

 

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This Frday night at Venus Studios 41801 Corporate way Palm Desert Ca.92260 ALLTYPES sticker and letter show. Come join us for this amazing event, music art and most of all you. THIS FRIDAY.

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Thangka
Mongolia, late 19th century
Pigment on linen
92 x 91 1/2 in.
For more information, please contact James Carona at  jim@heatherjames.com
Often described as the Regents of the Earth, Angels of the four cardinal points, or the Four Great Kings, Dhritarashtra and Virudhaka are two of four directional deities known as the Chatur Maharajas in Hindu texts. Each of the four deities corresponds to the points of a compass centered on Mount Sumeru, the central world mountain in Buddhist cosmology.The Chatur Maharajas guard the four cardinal directions and four quarters of the earth by facing outward from Mount Sumeru toward the quarter of the world that he supervises. They correspond to the Lokapalas, or world protectors in Hindu mythology. They protect the world by warding off any evil to protect dharma, the essential behaviors that are necessary for maintaining the natural order of things.
Dhritarashtra is the leader of the Gandharvas, the celestial musicians, and lives on the eastern side of Mount Sumeru. He is known as the one who upholds the land through harmony. As he so often is, Dhritarashtra jovially plays a veena, a Hindu plucked string instrument, with right hand strumming while the left picks the cords and holds the instrument upright. His instrument represents calm, ease, and comfort, though can also symbolize the importance of harmony and balance; the strings must be neither too tight nor too lose. His light skin stands in stark contrast to the dark blue aureole with surrounding orange-red flames behind him. He is adorned with a gold crown and gold garments and enshrouded with multicolored flowing cloth to emphasize an already regal appearance.
Virudhaka stands to his left. He is the leader of the Kumbhandas, a fierce race that lives in the lower heavenly realms, and lives on the southern face of Mount Sumeru. Virudhaka is known as the one who enhances virtue, using his sword of wisdom to control evil. He is also the fiercest of the four kings, as he is often depicted trampling demons underfoot, thus representing the control of evil. In this depiction a light green aureole surrounded by orange-red flames provides contrast to his dark blue skin. His head is adorned with a dragon baring its sharpened teeth, and he wears large gold earrings. His dragon belt matches his headdress and he holds his sword upright in one hand and a flute in the other. Virudhaka is brilliantly dressed in regal gold costume, just as his counterpart Dhritarashtra is.
This incredible Thangka masterfully depicts two of the four directional dieties of Hinduism as colossi floating above a divine scene of women and men bathing in rivers and dancing in the mountains. The intense hues of the chromatic palette, the deeply intricate design, and the culturally resonate subject matter work together in creating a piece that is a true masterpiece.
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SUNDAY:

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The Palm Springs Art Museum is FREE for everyone this Saturday!!  They have some amazing exhibitions happening right now, we highly recommend you go check it out.

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