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
Ricardo Breceda: Sorcerer of Sheet Metal
Ricardo Breceda is a legend in Borrego Springs for his sea monster creation and other metal sculptor creatures.
Nathaniel Osollo and Collaboration X
Nathaniel Osollo's "ART Friends," statues that speak through cell phones, encourage the public to engage with his artwork in new technological ways.
Sharon Zorn-Katz's Little Prints from Perris
Sharon Zorn-Katz's prints at the Riverside Art Museum capture her family's stories through her art.
The Haunting Howl of Riverside Railways
The Haunting Howl of Riverside Railways
For Tyler Stalling, the whistles of the transcontinental rail lines that trisect Riverside are such dominant sounds that they insinuate themselves into both his waking and dreaming lives.
Tio's Tacos: Riverside's Folk Art Wonderland
Tio's Tacos: Riverside's Folk Art Wonderland
In the heart of downtown Riverside, Martin Sanchez has built a shrine out of trash. At his restaurant, Tio's Tacos, Sanchez takes recycling to great creative heights--both literal and figurative.
Destructing Modernism: Will Palm Springs School District Tear Down a Wexler Building?
Destructing Modernism: Will Palm Springs School District Tear Down a Wexler Building?
Palm Springs School Board vs. Modernism. Will the demolition of a modernist building by architect Don Wexler erase history?
From Beefcake to Skatecake: Masculinity in the Swimming Pool
From Beefcake to Skatecake: Masculinity in the Swimming Pool
From beefcakes in bikini bottoms to skater bros flipping tricks in empty pools, masculinity is revealed in 20th century photographs.
Date Farmers: Desert Detritus Becomes Chicano Pop Art
Date Farmers: Desert Detritus Becomes Chicano Pop Art
The Date Farmers make Chicano pop art; they are desert Rauschenbergs, infusing abstract expressionism with a politically charged, pop culture update.
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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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