High & Dry
High & Dry

High & Dry will survey the legacy of human enterprise in the California desert.

Recent Articles
High & Dry: Interpreting the California Desert Landscape With Patricia Chidlaw
High & Dry: Interpreting the California Desert Landscape With Patricia Chidlaw
Unbeknownst to each other, L.A. photographer Osceola Refetoff and Santa Barbara realist painter Patricia Chidlaw were interpreting the same landscapes over the last five years.
High & Dry: Through a Window Darkly
High & Dry: Through a Window Darkly
High & Dry explores what a window -- as seen through the lens of a camera -- can relate to a viewer about memory and time.
Emerald City of the Salts
Emerald City of the Salts
At 100 years old, the severely rural desert town of Trona, CA, is dying. It is a dystopian Emerald City on the shore of a dry lake 'at the end of the world.'
Water Extremes: Too Little; Too Much; Too Slow; Too Fast
Water Extremes: Too Little; Too Much; Too Slow; Too Fast
From stampeding thunderstorms and epic flash floods to virga, the rain that never falls to earth, some remarkable tales of desert precipitation.
William 'Burro' Schmidt and His Tunnel to Nowhere
William 'Burro' Schmidt and His Tunnel to Nowhere
High & Dry explores prospector William "Burro" Schmidt's half-mile long tunnel in Last Chance Canyon in the Mojave Desert. Schmidt spent thirty-two years single-handedly drilling his tunnel through solid granite.
High & Dry: A Collaboration Surveying the American Desert
High & Dry: A Collaboration Surveying the American Desert
A partnership of writing and photography, "High & Dry" surveyes the legacy of human enterprise in the California desert.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

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Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

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Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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