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.
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.
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.
Reza Sepahdari's Prayers for Peace
Reza Sepahdari's Prayers for Peace
Iranian-born Reza Sepahdari makes art in Temecula's wine country. He believes in the role of the artist as a messenger of peace.
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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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Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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

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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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