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.
Job Piston: Fossilizing the Ephemeral
Job Piston: Fossilizing the Ephemeral
Artist and photographer Job Piston talks about his unique chemical portraiture process and print installation, currently on view at the California Museum of Photography in Riverside.
Stillman's Plays Explore the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination
Stillman's Plays Explore the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, UCR ARTSblock presents a staged reading of two one-act plays by Deanne Stillman.
A Cinematic Gem in the Inland Empire
A Cinematic Gem in the Inland Empire
A unique venue for experimental, independent, and foreign films; Culver Center of the Arts' screening room is a cinematic oasis within the Inland Empire.
Amy Myers' Monumental Drawings
Amy Myers' Monumental Drawings
Artist Amy Myers creates abstract forms that reference simultaneously the movements of subatomic particles, trajectories of cosmic events, mandalas for mediation, and female sexual physiognomy in her new exhibition.
Zoe Crosher and the Michelle duBois Project
Zoe Crosher and the Michelle duBois Project
L.A.-based artist Zoe Crosher's newest exhibition features an extensive body of work in which the artist re-imagines the seemingly endless personal archive of one woman -- the pseudonymous "duBois."
Patrick Quan's Accidents, Failures, and Fantastical Landscapes
Patrick Quan's Accidents, Failures, and Fantastical Landscapes
Artist Patrick Quan's new installation transforms numerous spaces into a turbulent dreamscape of contemplative and confrontational portals for the viewer to peer through.
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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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