The Palm Springs Art Museum is this summer’s hot spot for arts education for all ages. According to Bob Bogard, “The museum continues its Artist in Residence series this summer with local artist
Phillip K. Smith. Born in Los Angeles and a graduate of the Rhode Island School
of Design with a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Fine Arts, Smith is an
award-winning designer and an acclaimed architect. He continues to push the boundaries
and confront the ideas of modernist design, while utilizing new technologies to
further his artistic practice.” Over the course of several weeks, Smith will create a site-specific work entitled APERTURE, a wall surface installation investigating line, color, space, geometry,and mark-making. The installation will be in zone 101 in the Hoover Gallery, and will be open to the public during installation. A reception honoring this work will be held in September.
Young artists will enjoy Museum Camp. “The annual Museum Camp is in full swing and this week the five and six year olds learned valuable art skills like sketching, painting and sculpting. The theme was Crazy About Horses! and as a special treat, the group was introduced to Pocket, a rescue horse, and invited to sketch him,” described Bogard. For more information about enrolling in the camp: contact the museum.
Families are invited to participate in the FAMILY ACTIVITY: Mark your calendars for another summer of exciting art and performance explorations, creative hands-on projects and adventurous museum gallery experiences. Sessions are scheduled Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with options for morning sessions from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and/or afternoon sessions from 1 to 4 p.m. for ages 5 to 12. A unique session has been designed for preschoolers ages 3-5 and their caregivers. For additional information call 760.322.4837 or email [email protected]
The theme of this week’s activity is Figure It Out! “Imagine yourself as the figure in work of art! What pose will you take-standing, running, or sitting? Join us as we sketch and paint an art work with you in it,” explained Bogart.
Join in other arts education experiences this week at the Museum.
ARTISTS IN ACTION: James and Jackie Lee Houston Atrium
1 – 3 p.m.
Live Figure Drawing Class • Join artist Brian Biedle and enjoy this unique opportunity
to witness how poses are set-up and timed, and how they are captured by artists
in different media.
PERFORMANCE: Annenberg Theater • 3 p.m.
Chris Burton Jácome Flamenco Ensemble • Experience the world of the gypsies of Andalucía,
Spain as you listen to traditional flamenco guitar and watch the slaps, spins, hits
and stomps of the dancers.
Don’t forget Free Second Sundays which are made possible by a grant from the H.N. and Frances C. Berger Foundation.