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
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.
At the Epicenter: Cristopher Cichocki's New Earth Art
The site-specific installations of Cristopher Cichocki's "New Earth Art" addresses issues related to an increasingly toxic global environment.
Desert Deployment: Southern California's World War II Desert Training Center
Thirty miles east of Indio, California in a largely uninhabited desert landscape, sits the largest military training ground in U.S. history, though you might not have heard of it.
An Inland Empire Afterlife: Immortality, Cryonics, and a Giant Marilyn Monroe
An Inland Empire Afterlife: Immortality, Cryonics, and a Giant Marilyn Monroe
Is death the end of life or a gateway to a hereafter? Tyler Stallings examines immortality in the Inland Empire.
Around the Counties: An Overview of Riverside County Arts with Tyler Stallings
Around the Counties: An Overview of Riverside County Arts with Tyler Stallings
Riverside county columnist Tyler Stallings talks arts and culture in the area.
Riot Grrrl Lives! Meet the Cool Moms and Ladyfest
Riot Grrrl Lives! Meet the Cool Moms and Ladyfest
The feminist, self-empowerment, punk rock arts scene of riot grrrl lives on, now symbolically grafted onto the mother-heart and soul of the onetime desert region of Riverside, California.
Who is the Pedley Mangler?
Who is the Pedley Mangler?
The Pedley Mangler is ubiquitous in Southern California; but what is it? An artist? A food truck? Gayle Brandeis sits down with the Mangler to decipher an identity.
Images of The Salton Sea: California's Lost Riviera in Three Cinematic Adventures
Images of The Salton Sea: California's Lost Riviera in Three Cinematic Adventures
Several recent cinematic works reveal an astonishing depth of riches in the stories of the people whose lives are staked out along the Salton Sea.
PASOS: Video Installations by Marsia Alexander-Clarke
PASOS: Video Installations by Marsia Alexander-Clarke
Marsia Alexander-Clarke is interested in developing silent video pieces similar to notated musical compositions with the use of small fragments of recorded video material.
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icon, Architecture/ Design discipline

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.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

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

icon, Film & Media Arts discipline

Film & Media Arts

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

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

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

icon, Multi-Disciplinary discipline

Multi-Disciplinary

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

icon, Music discipline

Music

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

icon, Performance discipline

Performance

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

icon, Visual Arts discipline

Visual Arts

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


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