Riverside
The cultural ecology of Riverside County is as diverse as its geography. From the lavish golf courses in Rancho Mirage to the modern architectural oasis of Palm Spring, the conceptual artwork of the high deserts and the freak-folk of Joshua Tree, Riverside - mountain, desert and all - is a magnet for art and artists of all types. A place of retreat, abandon, homesteading and decadence, Riverside County encapsulates the cultural diversity of Southern California.
Highlights
Eileen Doktorski: The Art of Redemption
Sculptor Eileen Doktorski believes in the healing properties of art. Often dark, her sprawling installations comment on domestic violence and wastefulness.
U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera on Poetry, Progress and his California Roots
Juan Felipe Herrera officially takes over his duties as the nation's first Mexican-American poet laureate this month. He recently shared his thoughts with Artbound about his upbringing, his creative process and his new position as U.S. poet laureate.
The Spirit of North Shore
Residents of the resource-starved North Shore community on the Salton Sea hope a new plan for renewal and social practice art will promise a more sustainable future.
Being a Thing: Charles Long's Non-anthropocentric Sculptures
Being a Thing: Charles Long's Non-anthropocentric Sculptures
Charles Long's engaging sculptures often require the viewer to feel, smell, and plug-in to get a full experience. His most recent project -- artwork that realistically emulates human flesh -- takes inspiration from rock musicians that shaped his understanding of the world.
How 1980s Aesthetics Influence Contemporary Artists Today
How 1980s Aesthetics Influence Contemporary Artists Today
At exhibition "Second Wave," artists who were born and raised in the 1980s look to MTV, Saturday morning cartoons, and technology as influences.
North Shore: Projecting the Future
North Shore: Projecting the Future
With a view of the Salton Sea, community art event "Projections" was a reflection of the lives of those who work and live in the town of North Shore.
Riverside Music Venue Supports Marginalized Youth Through Art
Riverside Music Venue Supports Marginalized Youth Through Art
The Blood Orange Infoshop, a DIY establishment, is the only concert venue for people under the age of 21 in Riverside. Since its inception, the collective behind the space have promoted it as an alternative, safe, place for adolescents and adults alike.
At the Epicenter: Cristopher Cichocki's New Earth Art
At the Epicenter: Cristopher Cichocki's New Earth Art
The site-specific installations of Cristopher Cichocki's "New Earth Art" address issues related to an increasingly toxic global environment.
North Shore: Youth of the Salton Sea Create a TV Show
North Shore: Youth of the Salton Sea Create a TV Show
In a week, the kids of North Shore who participated in the Media Makers arts workshop created TV program "The Salty Bottom Show" -- a testimony of the combined knowledge and value of their community.  
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Architecture/ Design

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

icon, Community Arts discipline

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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Performance

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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