Tonight at the Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert Cristopher Cichocki, the museum’s 2013 Artist-in-Residence, will be at The Galen from 6-8 p.m. to discuss his new installation “Desert Abyss: Dry Capsule”, on view in the museum’s Annette Bloch Education Wing until January 8, 2014.
The installation continues the artist’s previously-installed “Desert Abyss: Cycle in Cycle” narrative at the Palm Springs location, and features new works alongside reconfigured works.
This “Meet the Artist” reception will enable participants to examine Cickocki’s work and discuss with him his inspirations and techniques.
Admission to the museum and to the event is free.
Winter Solstice Paper LanternsAdditionally on Friday, the museum will be offering a celebration of the upcoming Winter Solstice with a free, fun family activity. Winter Solstice has long been observed as the shortest day – and longest night – of the year, and throughout history many cultures have developed celebrations that honor the day by using candles, lanterns and fire. At the museum’s Winter Solstice event, participants will be able to create festive paper lanterns, and all materials and instructions will be provided for free. Participants can walk through The Galen to view the currentGalen at The Galen exhibition to become inspired by what they see and these inspirations to their lanterns. All participants will be allowed to take their lantern home to light up the dark winter nights.