This Friday evening come one, come all to the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert! One of our favorite High Desert gals, Jesika Von Rabbit, will be performing live!

Jesika von Rabbit will be the January featured artist at Palm Springs Art Museum – Palm Desert’s new program, Free 1st Fridays!  Every first Friday of the month you can expect live music performances, good local brew from Babe’s, and art… for free!

The Free 1st Fridays start at 5pm, with free museum admission.  At 5:30pm they will screen a free film.  And at 7:30pm Jesika von Rabbit will take the stage (outdoors)!

Make sure to get there early to get a good spot for Jesika’s performance, it’s all about the small details when it comes to her performances.

The evening will wrap up at 9pm, perfect timing so you can take the party to a local bar..or back to your bed at a reasonable hour.

This event is Free and All Ages are welcomed.

The Coachella Valley Art Scene will be there filming the event, so make sure to come looking sharp!


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01/02/15 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert

Free 1st Friday’s at The Galen with a Performance by Jesika von Rabbit

In conjunction with the El Paseo Art Walk and F1RST WEEKend Palm Desert, the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert continues their successful Free First Fridays at The Galen event on Friday, January 2nd with free admission from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m, scheduled docent tours at 4 p.m., and a live performance by Jesika von Rabbit at 7:30 p.m.  Enjoy the current exhibition A Grand Adventure: American Art of the West and live entertainment in the Faye Sarkowsky Sculpture Garden.

Jesika von Rabbit is perhaps California’s penultimate intergalactic pop provocateur. Co-founder of rock oddballs Gram Rabbit, this buxotic blonde Vixen is now operating solo with a sizzling celestial psych-disco sound and wild versions of songs by everyone from the Dickies to Garth Brooks.

Courtesy carts provided by the City of Palm Desert.



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Current Exhibition at Palm Springs Art Museum – Palm Desert

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The epic nineteenth-century landscape paintings of Yosemite and Yellowstone by Albert Bierstadt and Thomas Moran introduced the American public to the grandeur of the West. As the western territories opened up to development, increasing numbers of artists including Charles Russell, Henry F. Farny, and William R. Leigh were drawn to the promise of adventure that the American frontier provided, and by the turn of the 20th century, a new genre of Western art had developed. As populations in the Southwest and Southern California grew — made possible in large part due to the completion of the railroads to Santa Fe and Los Angeles — so did the demand for art. Artists found both financial support and refuge from the hectic urban centers of New York and Chicago within the small communities of Taos, Santa Fe, Laguna Beach, and Pasadena. Forming colonies, clubs, and associations, these groups organized exhibitions to help promote their new western subjects and styles. As the West became synonymous with the American ideals of freedom and individuality, many of these artists believed that the future of American art was in Western art: “Out there in the West,” declared Kansas artist Birger Sandzen, “a painter could develop a style of his own to fit the country.”

A Grand Adventure brings together 50 significant classic and traditional artworks from 20 private collections. The artworks span nearly one hundred years dating from the latter half of the nineteenth century through the early decades of the twentieth century. Landscape and genre paintings of the American west by Bierstadt, Moran, Russell, Remington and Henry F. Farney are featured with artworks from the Taos Society of Artists, Santa Fe Art Colony, and California Impressionists including E.I. Couse, Walter Ufer, Edgar Payne, Carl Oscar Borg, Guy Rose, Granville Redmond, and Maynard Dixon among others.

This exhibition is organized by Palm Springs Art Museum and funded by Presenting Sponsors Carol and Jim Egan, the museum’s Western Art Council and its Gold Sponsors Diane and Sam Stewart and Silver Sponsors Jean C. Carrus, Mrs. Lawrence (Mary) Cone, Leonard Goldberg, Elaine Hill and John Schoettler, Al and Carol-Ann Olson, and Maureen and Philip Ramer. Additional support provided by Steven Stern and Marcel Vinh and Daniel Hansman.

Exhibition Season Sponsors: Dorothy and Harold J. Meyerman and Arlene Schnitzer


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